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Caylee Anthony Timeline

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Timeline: Caylee Anthony

Key dates in the disappearance of the Orlando, Fla. toddler and the investigation into her death:
(Sources: CBS News, AP, Orlando Sentinel, WKMG)

Caylee and Casey Anthony

June 2008

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."

Casey Anthony arrest photo, July 16, 2008.

July 16, 2008

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.

July 24, 2008

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.

Aug. 5, 2008

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.

Casey Anthony, mother of missing toddler Caylee Anthony, is escorted from the Orange County Florida jail by her attorney Jose Baez, second from right, after posting a $500,000 dollar bond in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 21, 2008.

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.

Aug. 28, 2008

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.

Casey Anthony arrest photo, Aug. 30, 2008.

Aug. 30, 2008

Casey Anthony is booked on the latest charges; the $500,000 bond from her previous arrest was revoked.

Sept. 4, 2008

The Orlando Sentinel, citing unidentified sources, said that preliminary FBI tests found the chemical chloroform in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car.

Sept. 5, 2008

Casey Anthony released from jail for second time.

Casey Anthony arrest photo, Sept. 15, 2008.

Sept. 15, 2008

Casey Anthony is taken into custody after she turned herself in for forging a check, fraudulent use of identification, and petty theft.

Sept. 16, 2008

Casey Anthony is released from custody after posting bail of $1,250.

Casey Anthony arrest photo, Oct. 14, 2008.

Oct. 14, 2008

A grand jury indicts Casey Anthony on a count of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee

Oct. 27, 2008

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.

Dec. 4, 2008

Jailhouse visits between Casey Anthony and her family are released.

Dec. 5, 2008

The State Attorneys' Office announces it will not seek the death penalty against Casey Anthony.

Investigators search for evidence at a crime scene in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Dec. 12, 2008.

Dec. 11, 2008

The skeletal remains of a child are found in Orlando, Fla., less than a half-mile from Caylee's home.

Joyce Dawley, left, of the Florida Division of Law Enforcement listens as Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia announces that she has ruled the death or Caylee Anthony, shown in photo at left, a homicide after the bones found earlier were positively identified as that of the missing girl during a press conference in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Dec. 19, 2008

The Orlando Fla., medical examiner rules Caylee's death a homicide after bones found days earlier were positively identified as that of the missing girl.

A teddy bear is part of the memorial for toddler Caylee Anthony at First Baptist Orlando in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.

Feb. 10, 2009

A memorial service is held in Orlando for Caylee Anthony.

April 13, 2009

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.

June 19, 2009

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.

Oct. 9, 2009

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.

Summer 2010

Casey Anthony's murder trial is set to start. If convicted, she could face life in prison or the death penalty.

Sources: CBS News, AP, Orlando Sentinel, WKMG

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