Casey Anthony: Chemist Can’t Conclude There Were Human Remains in Trunk
It appears that a chemist who collected and tested air samples from the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car said that he couldn’t say for sure there was ever a body inside of it. His statements that conflict with prosecutors’ experts.
“Based on our data, I cannot say there were human remains in that trunk,” said Michael Sigman, a chemistry professor at the University of Central Florida.
Sigman said he first collected two samples of air from the car trunk on July 21, 2008, at the Orange County Sheriff’s garage.
Sigman, a former colleague of prosecution witness Arpad Vass at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was recommended by Vass to do the collecting.
He left the bags of air with the Sheriff’s Office — one for delivery to Vass, the other one to be brought to Sigman at the National Center for Forensic Science lab, where he is the assistant director for physical evidence.
Sigman ultimately tested three separate collections of air from the trunk. The first, taken by extracting air in a syringe, showed weak organic compounds comparable to gasoline, he said. He then collected samples from the trunk using more sensitive methods.
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