Just a few days ago, George and Cindy Anthony, the parents of Casey Anthony, agreed to take a lie detector test.
The two were trying to defend their innocence, something a crime scene investigator who worked the case says was never really in question, at least in his opinion.
With the test now in the rearview mirror, that same investigator claims that the alleged lies being told by Casey Anthony are taking a significant toll on her parents.
Taking a Toll
The rumors of their guilt surfaced when Casey Anthony accused her father of sexually abusing both Casey and Caylee, whose remains were found in a wooded home near Anthony home.
Caylee, who was only two years old at the time, was reported missing on July 15, 2008.
Cindy Anthony, Casey’s mother, told police she had not seen the little girl in about a month.
Casey offered up various different excuses as to her daughter’s whereabouts, eventually admitting that her little girl had not been seen in weeks.
Eventually, Casey was charged with first-degree murder, pleading not guilty in October 2008. Two months later, Caylee’s remains were found in a blanket that was placed in a laundry bag in a wooded area near the home where they had all lived.
Casey’s defense team argued that the little girl died of an accidental drowning, then pointed the finger at Casey’s dad, George, for having disposed of the body, which he denied, along with the sexual abuse allegations.
Casey was eventually found not guilty of murder, child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child. However, she was found guilty of four misdemeanor charges for lying to authorities.
Casey’s parents took polygraph tests for an A&E special, “Casey Anthony's Parents: The Lie Detector Test.”
The crime scene investigator, now retired, who examined the Anthony car and identified the remains, George Bloise, has never questioned the innocence of Casey’s parents.
He stated, "Everything that she did and what she said in the documentary film on Peacock was completely lies.
"With Cindy and George, from July 2008, when this investigation was ongoing, they knew at that point their daughter had something to do with the disappearance of Caylee.
"I don’t believe anything Casey has to say, she’s a liar. For me, she’s a pathological liar."
After stating that the parents have never had anything to hide, he added, "We believed them from 2008 when this all started that they had nothing to do with the disappearance - nothing at all with the death of Caylee.
"If you go to their home now, at this time, their home in Florida, you’ll find it filled with pictures of Caylee, the toys, and everything related to their granddaughter.
"They loved Caylee. They protected her, fed her, clothed her, bought her toys, and took her to doctor appointments. They loved their granddaughter.
"I know, and we knew then, that they were telling the truth."
To this day, Casey maintains her innocence, pouring more fuel on the fire in 2022, which is when she alleged her father sexually abused her and the toddler.
This is one of those cold cases that is not really cold, only justice will never be served.