The Orlando Sentinel reports this morning:
A despondent George Anthony was found alive this morning in a Daytona Beach motel with a what appeared to be a suicide note after his family reported him missing late Thursday.
The police were alerted yesterday when George failed to show up for a meeting with Cindy and attorney, Brad Conway, yesterday afternoon. They were able to follow cell phone pings to Daytona Beach where he was found. He was Baker Acted and can be held for 72 hours.
This is just too sad.
UPDATE: Hear 911 call from Anthony attorney, Brad Conway, who reported him missing.
“He had text-messaged family members that he wanted to end his life,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said.
Authorities in Daytona Beach confirmed that a suicide note was found with George Anthony at a hotel along U.S. Highway 1.
Investigators said the eight-page note indicated George Anthony was at the end of his rope, and that once he was gone, his family would have a better life. He wrote about how strong his daughter, Casey Anthony, is and said he doesn’t believe she hurt her daughter, Caylee. However, he did make dark, veiled references to his daughter’s friends.
George Anthony also wrote in the letter that his wife, Cindy, could do better than him. He also wrote about his son, Lee Anthony. (WESH.com)