Published July 27, 2008
ORLANDO – The grandmother of missing Florida toddler Caylee Marie Anthony says the implication that her daughter, the child's mother, did something wrong is just not true.
Cindy Anthony told reporters Saturday that her daughter Casey is innocent and would be willing to talk to the FBI, since she doesn't trust local authorities.
And Cindy Anthony says her daughter would be willing to work with authorities in drawing a composite sketch of a babysitter who Casey Anthony claims she'd left the child with when she went missing. The disappearance was not reported for more than a month.
Lee Anthony, Casey's brother, mentioned two other people who supposedly know the babysitter, Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez, but he acknowledged that he had never met Gonzalez, MyFOXOrlando.com reported.
"I'm going to speak for myself first...if I can do that. The reason why I never met this babysitter before is because I don't live at this residence. Whenever I come over, typically Caylee is here with mother or sister or that," Lee Anthony said.
Cindy Anthony says her daughter is afraid something may happen to Caylee and other members of the family.
Cindy also lambasted the media in what she said was inaccurate coverage.
"News media reaches out to people who know nothing. Why does the media want to harass innocent people?" she asked.
Cindy also expressed her displeasure with investigators on the case.
"Every time they call, they ask to speak to my husband or Casey's brother. They're treating me like a child. I'm not a child," Cindy Anthony said.
Casey Anthony is charged with child neglect, making false official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation. She's being held on $500,000 bond and has been named a person of interest in what Florida prosecutors say is beginning to look like a homicide investigation.