Rumors of Casey Anthony sightings on Siesta Key

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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:20 am

SIESTA KEY, Fla. -- Is one of Florida's most infamous tabloid fixtures living on Siesta Key? That's the rumor that one Suncoast private investigator is currently digging into.

Licensed Sarasota private investigator Bill Warner maintains the Bill Warner PI Newswire blog, a clearing house for information mostly related to international terrorism and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Warner took time out from documenting Middle Eastern conflict recently to wade into a rumor making the rounds that Casey Anthony has been spotted locally and may be living on Siesta Key.

Anthony made international headlines after she was charged with the 2008 murder of her daughter Caylee. The 2011 trial was a blockbuster that garnered obsessive (some would say excessive) cable news coverage (we're looking at you Nancy Grace) and ended in Casey's acquittal. Since then, the woman dubbed the "Tot Mom" has disappeared from public view.

A recent USA Today story cast Anthony as a hermit, and quoted her lawyer, Cheney Mason, as saying "... She hasn't been freed from her incarceration yet 'cause she can't go out. ... She can't go to a beauty parlor, she can't go shopping to a department store, she can't go to a restaurant, she can't even go to McDonald's. She can't do anything."

That's not what Warner's hearing. The PI wrote in a recent blog post of a "supposed sighting in Morton’s Grocery Store Sarasota FL and rumors that she parties and frequents bars on Siesta Key within walking distance to her rental house ..." 

ABC 7's Max Winitz reached Warner by phone Wednesday evening, and the PI confirmed that he is looking into the reported Anthony sightings, though he has yet to find any concrete evidence that she's here.

Mason confirms that Anthony is living at an undisclosed Florida location.

Have you seen Casey Anthony on Siesta Key or elsewhere on the Suncoast? If so, we want to hear from you. Email news@mysuncoast with any information.

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  • JDelRay posted at 10:56 am on Fri, Aug 8, 2014.

    JDelRay Posts: 1

    C.A. has had enough media. She had a trial and was acquitted - by a jury of her peers, so theres really nothing more that can be done except just letting her live her life. Contact me, Casey, I'll go get your groceries for you.

  • Studley Buck posted at 7:05 am on Tue, Jul 22, 2014.

    Studley Buck Posts: 1

    Cute & classy Casey Anthony is an interesting, attractive, and exciting young lady. Her devoted friends, fans, & followers appreciate any & all information about her.

  • nicci posted at 9:18 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    nicci Posts: 1

    All I've got to say to or about that trash is TOUGH !!! If you don't like it TOOOOOOO BAAAAAAADDDDD !!! Burn in H-E-double tooth picks Casey Anthony !

  • williamthestud posted at 2:49 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    williamthestud Posts: 22

    it is funny to see people still can't get over this-and they probably wonder why they aren't happy

  • williamthestud posted at 2:47 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    williamthestud Posts: 22

    that would be a sugar daddy

  • Lib posted at 10:09 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    Lib Posts: 1

    How can she afford Siesta Key? Are we paying her bills? with no income how does she pay her rent???? who gives her money???? are we paying her bills?? This is really messed up...

  • DebR posted at 1:50 pm on Thu, Jul 10, 2014.

    DebR Posts: 1

    Didn't she file for bankruptcy? Siesta Key is not the cheapest place to live or visit for that matter. Siesta Key is fairly small, but they all know about her, which doesn't make much sense to go some place like there when she could be anonymous living maybe somewhere that isn't a vacation destination? Everglades would be a great place for her!


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