Did Casey Anthony search for “foolproof suffocation” on the Internet the day her daughter Caylee disappeared? A Florida station thinks so. WKMG Local 6 claims prosecutors never saw damning computer evidence that might have proven Casey’s guilt.
WKMG, however, believes it was Casey who was online that day. The report reveals in detail the Anthony family’s disturbing online activity the afternoon of Monday, June 16, 2008 -- the day Caylee died.
2:49 PM: Casey’s dad George has allegedly already left for work, while someone at the house logs onto the internet with a password-protected account regularly used by Casey. Her cell phone is also pinging a tower nearby.
2:51 PM: Someone performs a Google search for the term “fool-proof suffocation,” but misspells “suffication.” The user clicks on an article criticizing pro-suicide websites and discussing “foolproof” ways to die and how to "poison yourself and then follow it up with suffocation" by placing "a plastic bag over the head.”
2:52 PM: The user logs onto Myspace.com, a site that Casey frequented, but George did not.
It turns out the Orange County Sheriff's Office had the evidence, but had not successfully extracted the internet search files.
"There was an oversight," said sheriff's Capt. Angelo Nieves told WKMG, "This has been a learning experience for investigators as well."
In the end, it was Phoenix attorney Isabel Humphrey who brought the evidence to light after reading about it in Baez’s book. With the help of retired engineer John Goetz, a fellow member of an online Websleuth community, they requested the data and were able to extract the evidence. Once they found the searches, they turned their findings over to Local 6.
Anthony was acquitted of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, when a Florida jury found her not guilty in July 2011.