Cindy Anthony, the grandmother of toddler Caylee Anthony, who went missing in June and was reported missing in July, said on Larry King Live Wednesday night that she received a tip that Caylee had been seen at a Tennessee grocery store at 4 p.m. She didn't specify where.
A spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the information is bologna. The tip actually came in months ago and was proven unfounded. As far as missing child cases that capture broad media attention, this probably isn't unusual. Sightings are probably occurring across the nation, at least among those who haven't figured out that, unfortunately, this little girl was probably killed by her mother, Casey, who I hear is a rather unsavory character. In fact, reports began filtering in Thursday afternoon that remains found in the woods only a quarter mile from Caylee's home probably belong to the little girl.
When the grandmother reported an awful smell coming from Casey's car, later attributing it to the reek of a rotting pizza, our very own UT stepped up. The University's Body Farm determined that the smell in Casey's car was certainly no pizza, but, rather, the odor of a decomposing human body.
Though it's difficult to ID such a young child from badly decomposed remains, the end of this tragedy is likely in sight. It's hard to believe it took authorities all this time to find her when she was right under their noses.