Published September 08, 2008
The mother of missing toddler Caylee Anthony is expected to make her first appearance Monday since posting bail a second time, as bad weather forced volunteers to call off their search for the child, MyFOXOrlando.com reports.
Casey Anthony, 22, is expected to leave her parents' home to meet with her home confinement case manager to provide her schedule for the week, MyFOXOrlando.com said. She's been charged with child abuse and making false statements to investigators in Caylee's disappearance, as well as with check fraud in an unrelated investigation.
Caylee, who was 2 when she vanished, was reported missing in mid-July from Orlando. The girl hadn't been seen for a month before Anthony told authorities.
On Sunday, volunteers with Texas Equusearch called off the search for the missing toddler because of flooding conditions.
Texas Equusearch Director Tim Miller said at a news conference on Sunday that searchers feared their vehicles could possibly run over the toddler's body if she was submerged under flood waters, MyFOXOrlando.com said.
Miller said the suspension of the search was only temporary.
The group has been looking for 10 days at a secluded area near the airport where Casey Anthony may have gone after her daughter's disappearance, MyFOXOrlando.com reports.
Meanwhile, police acting on a tip Friday took a gun from George Anthony's car — parked in his driveway — and brought it to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
It was not immediately clear what the significance the find will mean — if any — in the missing 3-year-old's case.
Casey Anthony was released Friday morning after posting $500,000 bond, but a stipulation of her home confinement says, according to MyFOXOrlando.com: "I will not possess or have in my residence or in my vehicle any deadly weapons. (Examples: firearms, martial arts weapons or explosives.)"
Orange County Corrections contacted the duty judge, Circuit Judge Daniel Dawson. According to Allen Moore, Public Information Officer for the Orange County Corrections Department, Dawson said that he would take no action until he spoke with the judge who issued the bail order. Dawson spoke with Circuit Judge Stan Strickland early Saturday, who said that because there is no indication that Casey knew the gun was in the trunk, the judge did not plan to return Casey to jail, Moore said.
Orange County police have said Anthony's trunk had contained a decomposing body and that it was likely her daughter's. No other charges have been filed against Anthony, however.
Prosecutors asked for a high bond, hoping Anthony wouldn't be able to get out of jail.
Anthony was re-arrested last weekend on check fraud charges, which are unrelated to the investigation into her small daughter's whereabouts and stem from allegations that she used a friend's checks to pay for groceries and other items.
She was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, but the arraignment was canceled, according to Allen Moore, a spokesman with the Orange County Corrections Department. Orange County jail officials later told FOX that Anthony's bond was posted evenly by two central Florida bail bonds agencies.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.