Judge to Decide Whether Casey Anthony Can Help Search for Missing Daughter

Published October 06, 2008

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The woman who is a suspect in her toddler daughter's disappearance wants permission to leave house arrest to help search for the little girl, Caylee Anthony.

The lawyer for Casey Anthony, 22, plans to ask a judge Friday that his client be allowed out of her parents' Orlando house, where she is confined with an ankle monitor, saying she wants to help find the missing child, MyFOXOrlando.com reports.

Caylee was last seen in mid-June, two months before her third birthday.

Attorney Jose Baez's request comes along with seven other motions, including one asking for copies of forensic evidence from Casey Anthony's computer, phone and digital cameras as well as a request to inspect, test and photograph evidence obtained through polygraph tests.

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Last week, Orange County authorities confirmed they were now treating the young mother as a suspect in her daughter's disappearance after evidence documents including text message, voicemail and police interview transcripts were released.

Police believe that the missing girl is dead.

Her mother has still not been formally charged with anything related to her disappearance other than lying to investigators and child neglect and has repeatedly told officers she left Caylee with a baby sitter named Zenaida Gonzalez and doesn't know where she is.

Detectives say they don't believe her. Baez will ask for all records pertaining to Gonzalez on Friday.

A court date for Anthony to appear on unrelated check fraud charges was postponed last week. The new date will be Oct. 14.

Baez will also ask Circuit Judge Stan Strickland Friday to let him see the records obtained in a Department of Children and Families investigation.

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