Florida Corrections Department Says Anthony Now Back In Custody?
UPDATE: The Department of Corrections early Thursday indicated Anthony was "in custody." But later, as of approximately 6:30 p.m. (ET) the Department reported online she is "under supervision." It is unclear why the change in status was made.
At 8:15 a.m., Friday July 27th, the Department's subcontracted record keeping office confirmed that Anthony was in custody in an unnamed prison facility of the Florida Department of Corrections and indicated the online records had not been updated as yet this morning to reflect that.
At 10:30 a.m., Friday July 27th, Ann Howard, communications director for the DOC says Anthony has no status change and is still under supervision. Howard did not know why a notification appeared yesterday showing Anthony was back in custody, nor why another office said she was 'in custody' this morning.
At 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 27th, a search of all DOC databases indicates Casey Marie Anthony has totally been removed from all public prison and corrections department records online. No officials have responded to a request for reasons why Anthony's name has been removed.
The mystery remains why Anthony was reported in custody July 26, and why her name has been removed from all public databases.
LABELLE, FL. -- A notification of status change by the Florida Department of Corrections on Thursday, July 26th indicated Casey Marie Anthony is back in custody, presumably in an undisclosed jail somewhere.
The message from the Department reads in part: "The inmate...CASEY ANTHONY with offender number X70160, has returned to custody as of 7/26/2012."
The offender number matches that of Casey Marie Anthony. The notification does not indicate a location where she may be or a release date.
Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her 2-year old daughter Caylee, but later convicted of lying to law enforcement about the locations her her daughter. She was given time served for the four counts of providing false information.
Anthony, then convicted of four counts of check fraud unrelated to the murder case, was to be released from supervised probation on August 23rd, a year after her conviction. Speculation is that she may have violated the terms of her probation and was taken into custody.
She has been hiding out in undisclosed locations for the last year, although "sightings" have reportedly been made in places ranging from small town Okeechobee, Florida to Bellaire, Ohio.
A story ran earlier this week that Anthony had an encounter with two women in a Bellaire library parking lot. The Ohio story reported, "Mail is being delivered to a Casey Anthony on Monroe Street."
Could she have been arrested in Ohio and transferred back to Florida?
Anthony's defense attorney Jose Baez has been on a book tour for his book about the murder trial "Presumed Guilty." He was in Miami yesterday and is scheduled on many TV programs including Fox's "Hannity" this week.
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