Oklahoma Woman Starts Petition for 'Caylee's Law' in Wake of Acquittal
DURANT, Okla. -- An Oklahoma woman moved by the acquittal of a Florida mother in the death of her daughter has started an online petition asking Congress to create a law named after the child.
Durant resident Michelle Crowder posted a petition Tuesday on Change.org and has received support from more than 37,000 people for "Caylee's Law," which would make it a federal offense for a parent or guardian to not report a child's disappearance.
Crowder told KWTV she acted after hearing that Casey Anthony had been acquitted of murder in the death of Caylee Anthony.
Caylee was last seen on June 16, 2008, but her mother didn't report her missing. The child's grandmother notified authorities July 15.
State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft wants to introduce similar legislation in the Legislature next year.