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A Closer Look at the Caylee Anthony Disappearance Timeline

This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," August 8, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: We are live on the ground in Orlando, Florida, searching for answers in the disappearance of toddler Caylee Anthony.

In any missing persons case, the timeline is critical. It can provide clues, it can clear suspects, and it can incriminate them. We are nailing down the timeline surrounding little Caylee's disappearance, including information about her mother, who remains a person of interest.

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VAN SUSTEREN: We're still in Orlando, Florida, trying to tighten up this timeline in terms of Caylee's disappearance, little Caylee Anthony. And we found a couple of important dates, and we wanted to at least put the evidence in focus and tighten that timeline.

We're going to start first with June 18. Now, June 18 is a very important day in this investigation, because that's the day that the neighbor to Casey Anthony--that's the mother, who was living with her parents, the grandparents--the neighbor to the grandparents and the mother says that two things happened on that day.

One, the neighbor observed Casey, the mother, back her car up into the driveway, something that the neighbors said the neighbor had never seen before.

Two, June 18 is also the day that Casey borrowed a shovel from the neighbor.

Now, fast-forward to June 24. On June 24, Casey was back at her parents' house, and her father wanted to get something out of the trunk of her car that he was going to use to do some work on another car.

According to George, the father of Casey, Casey showed some resistance to having him go into the trunk of her car. He was rather persistent and finally was able to open the trunk of her car.

And lo and behold, what does he find in the trunk of her car? He finds some gas cans, some gas cans that he had previously reported stolen from the shed in the backyard. Now, he had no idea that Casey had taken the gas cans, and he was surprised to find the gas cans in the back of her car.

Now fast-forward from June 24 to three days later. The grandparents' car was abandoned here, presumably by Casey, on June 27.

How do we know June 27? Because three days later, on June 30, the car was towed from this lot. The grandparents didn't find out on June 30 that the car was towed. Casey wasn't in communication with her parents. Casey was places unknown at that time to her parents where she was.

But if you fast-forward to July 15, which is about two weeks later, the parents happened to get a registered letter. They got notice that a registered letter had been attempted to be delivered.

But they finally tracked down the registered letter, and the registered letter they received at their home was that the car that was titled in their names had been towed on June 30 from this check cashing company.

So what they did was two things. One is they tracked down the car. The second thing they did is that the mother, Cindy Anthony, tracked down her daughter.

And that's where the whole story again starts to piece together, because she finds her daughter. Her daughter comes home. And when she has a conversation with her daughter, she says to her daughter, "Where's my granddaughter, where is Caylee?"

And when she doesn't get a straight answer, she makes these three series of 911 calls.

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CINDY ANTHONY: My car was stolen. We've retrieved it today. We've found out where it was at. I've got that, and I've got affidavits from my banking account. I want to bring her in.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: 911. What is happening?

CINDY ANTHONY: I have someone here that I need to have arrested in my home. There's a possible missing child. I have a three-year-old that's been missing for a month.

CINDY ANTHONY: I told you my daughter was missing for a month. I just found her today, but I can't found my granddaughter. She just admitted to me that she's been trying to find her herself.

There's something wrong. I found my daughter's car today, and it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car.

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VAN SUSTEREN: Now, there's something else that is rather significant about July 15, because Cindy Anthony, the mother, also went into the car that they had recovered on July 15.

And you may recall that Cindy Anthony said the car smelled like there had been a body decomposed in it. Now, she later said that it could have been stale pizza or old pizza, but her first description of it from Cindy was that it was a decomposing body. It may be of some relevance that Cindy is a nurse, has worked in hospitals, and has been around life and death situations. Nonetheless, that was her first identification that the car smelled--the first identification of the car was that it smelled like decomposing bodies.

Now, earlier today Cindy, the grandmother, said this about some of the contents that she had obtained from the car after July 15.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

CINDY ANTHONY: All right, here's what happened. 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon, brings the car home, pizza smell in the back trunk. No evidence of Caylee, no evidence of Casey.

I didn't have any issues, did I? What time did I make the 911 call? Ok? I found a pair of pants in the back seat. And, by the way, the two pair of shoes were left in the back seat.

I took the pants out, threw them in the wash with other wash that I had that day, not knowing that that might become evidence.

And that night when the police arrived at my house, the first thing I said "I took a pair of pants out of the car and I washed them." Do you think that they cared? No, they didn't care.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

VAN SUSTEREN: To recap, June 27, an automobile titled to the grandparents being driven by Casey is abandoned right here at the Amscot(ph), which is about seven miles away from where the grandparents live.

June 30, the car is towed. Grandparents have no idea the car was towed. They're not in communication with their daughter.

July 15, the grandparents find out the car's been towed. They go get the car and they track down Casey for the first time. And that's when the grandparents called the police.

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