Investigator’s discovers new Casey Anthony docuseries: An American Murder Mystery, continues in the US (11 April) with its third and final part about the toddler from Orlando, Florida, that went missing and was murdered.
The Casey Anthony docuseries has re-examined the death of two-year-old Caylee Anthony and her mother Casey’s ensuing murder trial. So far, viewers have learnt about the web of lies Casey spun to the police following her daughter’s disappearance for 31 days.
Cindy Anthony, Caylee’s grandmother, reported her granddaughter missing on July 15, 2008. Casey was arrested just one day later, and charged with child neglect. She told police that she’d last left Caylee with her nanny, Zenaida “Zanny” Fernandez Gonzalez, and that when she returned later that evening to pick her up, both Caylee and the nanny were missing. On September 25, Fernandez-Gonzalez came forward saying that she had never met Casey or any of the Anthony’s, and filed a defamation lawsuit against Casey. Just two months later, human remains found near the Anthony home were confirmed as Caylee’s, and she was pronounced dead. After a trial that lasted a month and a half, Casey Anthony was ultimately found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter.
This past year, it has witnessed a resurgence of interest in many high-profile cases, like that of OJ Simpson, JonBenet Ramsey, and Amanda Knox. Henry Schleiff, the group president of ID said because JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery resulted in the networks’s highest ratings to date when it aired in September, ID will be covering similar kinds of stories this year. Speaking of Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery, Schleiff said, “It’s shocking that we don’t have closure on how and why Caylee Anthony was killed,” he continued. “Now, with the benefit of time, our viewers want to understand what happened and uncover the truth.”