Key dates in the disappearance of the Orlando, Fla. toddler and the investigation into her death: (Sources: CBS News, AP, Orlando Sentinel, WKMG)
Casey Anthony leaves her parent's Orlando home with her daughter, Caylee.
July 15, 2008
Cindy Anthony calls 911 to report her granddaughter missing after the child's mother, Casey Anthony, said she last saw her daughter on June 9, in the care of her nanny, Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez or Zanny. She also tells the operator, "There is something wrong. I found my daughter's car today and it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car."
Police talk to Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who says she does not know Casey Anthony and has never worked as a nanny. Police take Casey out looking for her daughter, including to Universal Studios where she said she worked. After leading them to a building, Casey Anthony admitted she was no longer employed there.
Investigators discover Casey Anthony has been lying about her place of employment and other details regarding her daughter's disappearance. As a result, she is arrested and charged with child neglect, making false official statements, and obstructing an investigation.
911 calls are released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Cindy Anthony is heard telling an emergency dispatcher that a car driven by the missing girl's mother smelled like there had been a dead body inside.
Casey Anthony is formally charged with child neglect and filing a false statement.
Aug. 9, 2008
Caylee Anthony's third birthday.
Aug. 11-13, 2008
A meter reader reportedly calls Orange County Sheriff's Office to three times to report finding human remains.
Aug. 21, 2008
Casey Anthony is released from the Orange County jail on a $500,000 bond posted by California bounty hunter Leonard Tony Padilla and his nephew, bail bondsman Tony Padilla. Prior to her release, Anthony was briefed by officials at the jail, who fitted her with an electronic monitoring bracelet.
According to sources close to the investigation, DNA tests that were conducted on a stain and hair samples found in the trunk of the car Casey Anthony was driving indicate that her daughter, Caylee, is dead.
Aug. 29, 2008
Casey Anthony is arrested on three new charges: uttering a forged instrument, fraudulent use of personal information and petty theft.
Aug. 30, 2008
Casey Anthony is booked on the latest charges; the $500,000 bond from her previous arrest was revoked.
Casey Anthony is arraigned on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of lying to investigators. Anthony had already entered a written "not guilty" plea, so she was not required to be present during the proceeding.
Nov. 26, 2008
Court documents released show "neck breaking" and "household weapons" were some of the Google searches performed on a computer accessible to the mother of a missing Florida 3-year-old.
Prosecutors file papers of intent to seek to have Casey Anthony executed if she is convicted of first-degree murder in her daughter's death, said Danielle Tavernier, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney's Office in Orlando.
An autopsy Caylee Anthony is released. It says duct tape was placed on the toddler's face after her body began to decompose. The report agrees with authorities' contention that she was killed, but still doesn't say how she died.
Prosecutors release more evidence in their murder case against Casey Anthony, including pictures of a tattoo on Anthony's back and duct tape, which was located on her daughter Caylee's body.
Oct. 16, 2009
Circuit Judge Hon. Stan Strickled rules that a motion filed by Casey Anthony's attorneys did not meet the requirements needed for a dismissal of the first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.
Dec. 18, 2009
A pre-trial hearing for Casey's fraud case is scheduled; a trial in the matter is scheduled to begin Jan. 25, 2010.
Casey Anthony's murder trial is set to start. If convicted, she could face life in prison or the death penalty.