Posted tagged ‘EquuSearch’

Casey Anthony: Some Bizarre Behavior in the Anthony Home

March 23, 2010

Hal Boedeker has a great post this evening which discusses Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch and the actions that he witnessed while he was in and out of the Anthony home back in 2008.

For the whole post, please click on the link below.

From The TV Guy:

George Anthony had nearly persuaded daughter Casey to identify where Caylee’s remains were — until Cindy Anthony stepped in, WFTV-Channel 9 reported tonight.

The station highlighted that incident from summer 2008 described by Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch. That group’s volunteers searched for the toddler’s remains, which a meter reader found in December 2008.

“From Tim Miller’s account, it appears that Casey knew more than she let on,” WFTV anchor Liz Artz said.

“From what Miller says, he suspected George and Cindy thought Casey knew more, judging by their bizarre actions,” WFTV’s Kathi Belich said. “George pressed Casey to mark a spot on the map to search. Cindy blew up and made Miller leave the house, and Casey went to her room.”

Casey Anthony: More Evidence Released

March 23, 2010

Looks like a bunch of new evidence has been released.

I mentioned the witness list in my last post but there’s quite a lot more on this busy day.

Nothing Earth shattering, but still worth discussing.

From WESH:

The nearly 1,000 pages of evidence included results for hair samples, photos from the wooded area where Caylee Anthony was found, e-mails and interview transcripts.

One e-mail sent to Texas EquuSearch leader Tim Miller was from a volunteer who encouraged investigators to take a closer look at the woods off Suburban Drive in east Orange County near the Anthony family home. (Read Davis’ Statement)

Several interview transcripts, including interviews with Texas EquuSearch volunteers, were also included in the documents released.

One transcript between investigators and Miller found the Texas EquuSearch leader recalling being inside the Anthony family home with Casey Anthony, George Anthony and Cindy Anthony. Miller said he pulled out a map and George Anthony asked Casey Anthony to point to a location on the map where she thought volunteers should search for Caylee.

Miller said the question infuriated Cindy Anthony and she asked the EquuSearch volunteers to leave the home. Casey Anthony then went back to her bedroom.

Casey Anthony: More Evidence Released

March 1, 2010

Prosecutors have provided Casey Anthony’s defense team with more than 600 new pages of evidence, including interview transcripts and photos.

From WESH:

The newly released information is part of more than 13,000 pages of evidence released to the Anthony defense team since the state’s murder case began.

The evidence includes a December 2009 interview with the head of Texas Equusearch Time Miller. Miller claimed that his organization never searched the area where Caylee’s remains were found because the area had been under water for some time.

New evidence also includes interviews with former Equusearch volunteers like Joe Jordan. Anthony’s defense team said Jordan will testify that Equusearch did search the area and found nothing while Casey Anthony was in jail.

Casey Anthony: EquuSearch Fights Back

February 12, 2010

A lawyer for Texas EquuSearch has filed a response to claims made by Casey Anthony’s defense team earlier this week.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

In recently filed documents, the defense said the organization’s argument that releasing all its information, including the volunteers’ cell phones and other identifying details, to the defense could have a “chilling” effect on volunteers in future searches.

The defense argued that EquuSearch attorney Mark NeJame invited a local television station to view some of the records, which makes the chilling effect argument moot.

But in a response filed Wednesday, NeJame stated the defense team’s motion is “inaccurate and lacking in demonstrating any proper investigation or due diligence prior to its filing.”

“If counsel for the Defendant had conducted a proper inquiry he would have ascertained that none of the previously approximately 4,000 undisclosed names of the searchers were shown, reviewed, or looked at by Adam Longo, reporter for Central Florida News 13,” NeJame wrote. “In fact, those approximately 4,000 names of the searchers were in a separate box and in a separate office located approximately fifteen (15) miles away when Mr. Longo was present.”

Casey Anthony: Defense Files New Motion

February 9, 2010

Casey Anthony’s defense team has filed a new motion that they hope will help gain them access to all of Texas Equusearch’s records.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

According to court documents filed today, the defense says the organization’s argument that releasing all its information, including the volunteers’ cell phones and other identifying details, to the defense could have a “chilling” effect on volunteers in future searches.

The defense argued that last year Texas EquuSearch’s attorney, Mark NeJame, invited a local television station to view some of the records — which makes the chilling effect argument moot.

Casey Anthony: Motions Denied

December 17, 2009

Stan Strickland has denied two motions today including the defense teams request to have the Orange County jail to destroy video of any visits Casey Anthony has with her family and a request to dismiss the fraud charges filed her.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Cindy and George Anthony have said they haven’t visit their daughter at the jail in a year for fear the videos of their visits will be released to the public and be picked apart by TV commentators. Previous visits last year were released.

Strickland denied the defense’s request to dismiss any of the 13 counts of various fraud charges filed against Anthony. She’s accused of taking without permission a checkbook that belong to a friend and writing several checks to pay for clothes and groceries.

The judge ruled that statement of Joe Jordon, who was a volunteer for Texas EquuSearch, which was recorded in October can’t be released. Texas EquuSearch is a volunteer group that helped look for Caylee last year. Jordon illegally recorded a conversation he had with a defense investigator without the investigator’s consent.

Casey Anthony: Former Equusearch Volunteer to be Questioned

November 23, 2009

Investigators seem to want to know more about Joy Wray, a former volunteer with Texas Equusearch who claims to be a witness in the case against Casey Anthony.

From WESH:

Wray said she has video from November that proves Caylee’s body was not in the woods at that point. She said it backs up the defense teams claims that someone other than Casey dumped the body in the woods.

Wray will meet with a detective Monday from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Attorneys for Casey Anthony want Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit volunteer search group, to turn over all of its records regarding the search last year for slain toddler Caylee Anthony.

Jose Baez filed the paperwork in court Monday asking the judge to order EquuSearch founder Tim Miller to turn over information — such as names and phone numbers — for the thousands who volunteered to look for the missing 2-year-old Orange County girl.

The nonprofit, represented by Orlando attorney Mark NeJame, has given Casey Anthony’s defense attorneys information about 32 people who searched in the area between Hidden Oaks Elementary School and the area near Suburban and Hopespring drives, where Caylee’s body was found.

From MyFox Orlando:

Texas EquuSearch already turned over records for a few dozen volunteers but the defense wants all the names and phone numbers of thousands of volunteers.

Casey Anthony has pleaded not guilty on charges that she killed her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Marie , claiming a babysitter kidnapped her toddler. Caylee was last seen in June of 2008, but she was not reported missing until a month later. Her remains were found in woods near the family’s Suburban Drive home in December.

Volunteer Joseph Jordan says in a signed written statement that on September 1, 2008 he and a couple dozen other search volunteers searched the stockade fence along the south side of Suburban Drive near Hope Springs Street. Jordan says one of the volunteers with him was a man with his search dog and a Panama City Sheriff’s Deputy with one of his dogs.

Tim Miller Impressed By Search for Somer Thompson

October 27, 2009

Interesting piece from WESH today who conducted an interview with Tim Miller of EquuSearch who said that he was impressed with the speed in which Somer Thompson’s body was recovered. He definitely knows a lot about searches for missing children. Many of you will remember him from the search for little Caylee Anthony last year.

From WESH:

In an exclusive interview with WESH 2 News, Tim Miller, of Texas EquuSearch, said, “It just shows again what people can do when everybody is working together for the right cause.”

Miller contrasted the search for Somer, a 7-year-old Orange Park girl whose body was found in a Georgia landfill, with the Haleigh Cummings case in Putnam County. Miller, whose group assisted in the search, said Haleigh’s family was not working well together.

Haleigh disappeared from her home earlier this year and has not been found. Miller and his group help search for missing persons and became familiar to many in Central Florida during the search for Caylee Anthony, whose body was found in Orange County woods in December months after she was last seen.

“I’ve worked a lot of these things…Haleigh is not going to be one of those miracles,” Miller said. “I truly believe it’s going to be a miracle if we find Haleigh’s body some day … and I just hate to be that blunt.”

Casey Anthony: Defense Team Claims a Victory

August 27, 2009

An order was signed this morning to grant another material witness, Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch, in the ongoing investigation surrounding the murder of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The founder of the volunteer search group that helped look for Casey Anthony’s daughter last year will be questioned under oath by the mother’s defense team, a judge ordered this morning. Information on more than two dozen volunteer searchers also will be released.

Before the discovery, thousands of volunteers with Texas EquuSearch scoured various areas of the county for the missing girl in August 2008 and November. Casey Anthony’s defense team requested information on all the volunteers.

Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland ordered the information on 32 searchers — who were within several hundred yards of where Caylee was found — to be released to the defense and prosecutors.

Tim Miller, the EquuSearch’s founder, has said the volunteers didn’t search the specific area where the toddler’s remains were discovered because it was underwater in August and November.

From MyFoxOrlando:

Timothy Miller, a representative for Texas Equusearch, an organization dedicated to searching for and recovering missing persons, has been named a material witness in the case.

Documents of the 32 TES searchers have been subpoenaed and are to be disclosed to both the State and the Defense.

These documents are part of the ongoing evidence in the Casey Anthony case.

Casey Anthony: Defense Opposes Bondsmen Testimony

August 21, 2009

Casey Anthony’s defense team wants to force the head of Texas EquuSearch to testify at her trial but wants to stop her former bail bondsmen from being a witness for the state.

From the Associated Press:

Defense attorneys for Casey Anthony will argue in court Friday that the head of Texas EquuSearch should be a witness at her murder trial. They hope to use that testimony to show it would have been impossible for Anthony to dispose of the 2-year-old girl’s body in woods near her home because she was in jail.

Anthony’s attorneys also want to keep her bail bondsmen from testifying about what she told them about the case.


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