Texas Search Company Among Those Suing Casey Anthony

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Casey Anthony reacts to being found not guilty on murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse on July 5, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The meter reader who discovered the remains of Casey Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter in 2008 is suing her for defamation.

Roy Kronk’s suit was filed Wednesday. His attorney says Anthony’s defense team made multiple false statements, including that Kronk killed 2-year-old Caylee, that he was a child snatcher and that he moved the remains, according to a story in The Orlando Sentinel.

Anthony initially reported her daughter had been abducted, but her attorney, Jose Baez, said during trial she knew her daughter had drowned in the family pool.

Anthony also faces lawsuits from Texas EquuSearch, the volunteer group that looked for Caylee Anthony, and Zenaida Gonzalez, whose name Anthony initially gave authorities as a possible abductor.

The founder of Texas EquuSearch, Tim Miller, says the Casey Anthony knew her daughter was dead when her parents asked the group to help.

Miller says Texas EquuSearch responded with 4,200 volunteers and a month long search effort that cost more than $100,000.

Anthony was acquitted of killing Caylee and released from jail in July.

A message left for Baez wasn’t immediately returned.

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  • NiteNurse

    Why are we bothering the legal system with this lawsuits? No one thinks these people are responsible in any way for the child’s disappearance or death. The volunteer group takes chances whenever they decide to help search for someone. We all know that Casey is responsible for her child not being alive anymore. The death of her child has encouraged other crazy moms lately to have their unwanted babies disappear. All the lawsuits in the world isn’t going to make these babies reappear.

    • Peter Griffin

      You know what I heard? Bird is the word.

    • susan

      the texas equisearch group was not “taking chances” when they came to florida to search for the baby..they were told she was missing,,the search group was chided by baez, who said they probably ruined evidence by walking on it..they came in good faith at the request of the anthony family (not casey)to search..they spent resources that could have been used for some other child or adult that was missing,while casey and her legal group knew the child was dead..it more than likely is a lawsuit in name only because casey has no money, but it makes a point about her, her attornies and our legal system…

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