Caylee Anthony

Case StudyCaylee Anthony

Another highly publicized case was the murder of Caylee Anthony, which was initially handled as a missing person on July 15, 2008. After months of investigation, on December 11, 2008, the skeletal remains of a young child believed to be Caylee were discovered by a utility worker in a swampy wooded area within a half mile of the Anthony residence. Subsequent DNA analysis revealed that the remains were Caylee’s. Since Caylee’s skeletal fragments were small and scattered throughout the body dump site, the cause of death could not be determined by the medical examiner. This type of scene is referred to as a body dump: the person is killed elsewhere and transported to be left at the scene.

Analyze and report the changes that Caylee’s body underwent as a result of exposure to the elements at the body dump site. Present a plan for forensic processing of the site.