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Casey Anthony defense shifts suspicion to meter reader

Roy Kronk is shown here making a statement back in December of 2008 after he found the body of Caylee Anthony.

On Thursday, November 19, 2009, the defense attorneys for Casey Anthony questioned Kronk in a deposition held at the State Attorney’s Office in Orlando behind closed doors.  See the story in the Orlando Sentinel.

The defense and their investigators have also interviewed two of Kronk’s ex-wives and his son.  His ex-wives are not making him sound too good, but then I guess that’s how ex-wives can be.  The interesting part to me is that his son said Kronk called him before Thanksgiving telling him he had found the child’s body and to watch, he was going to be on tv.  It was not until December 11 or so that the body was actual found, but then he had called the police previously and did not get proper response.  As I remember though he had been out to that site at least four times.

Transcripts of interviews with Kronk’s two ex-wives, son, and a longtime live-in girlfriend’s daughter depict the former meter reader as an untrustworthy man willing to resort to violence. No police reports or other supporting documentation were provided.

Ex-wives Jill Kerley and Crystal Sparks said Kronk physically attacked them. Sparks said she called police, but could not remember if she sought a restraining order. Kerley said he used duct tape to hold her against her will.

Both ex-wives said Kronk tells tall tales.

“I don’t think he would know the truth if it hit him upside the head,” said Kerley, who was briefly married to Kronk in the early 1990s.

Kronk’s son Brandon Sparks said his father told him before Thanksgiving 2008 that he found Caylee Anthony‘s body and would be on television. Brandon Sparks shared the news with his wife.

“We both didn’t pay any mind, though. We both thought it was far-fetched,” Sparks said.

Casey Anthony, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of daughter Caylee. The toddler was reported missing in July 2008.

I have thought there is something just not adding up about this guy from the moment I found out he had been out there to the spot so many times.  Plus because it’s odd that he was the only person able to find the body even though the area had already been searched by amateur and professional searchers.  That’s just my opinion, of course, but it is not surprising that the defense is now seizing on the opportunity to cast suspicion on him, because he is suspicious.

See another article and video of an ex-wife’s statement Here.

For some background on Roy Kronk, see previous post here and here.

Posted:  11.22.09


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Today: documents released in Casey Anthony case (this is from Jan.)

The Orlando Sentinel has posted copies of discovery documents released in the Casey Anthony case. This include such documents as the original interview of Casey Anthony with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, transcripts of the Roy Kronk 911 calls, and the Search Warrant.

The Sentinel also has a story called “Investigator: Heart-shaped sticker was put on duct tape covering Caylee Marie Anthony’s mouth.” This article states that:

The remains appeared to have originally been within a black plastic bag and within a cloth laundry hamper bag. – There was a piece of silver duct tape over the mouth area of Caylee’s skull. – Inside the bag, investigators found a small shirt, small pair of white shorts and small cloth-type letters that appear to be iron-ons, and a Winnie the Pooh blanket.

While the duct tape was being processed at the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., investigators noticed residue in the “perfect shape of a heart.” The residue “appeared to be consistent with the adhesive side of a heart shaped sticker,” sheriff’s Detective Yuri Melich stated in one of the documents.

Go here for the rest of the story.

(H/T to orlando johnson)

Posted:  01.21.09

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More of Cindy’s email is released, other updates

Update in the Caylee Anthony case.

I saw parts of Jane Valez-Mitchell, Nancy Grace and Greta tonight.  What seemed to be new was the discussion on Greta about the email that had been mentioned last night about the email Cindy had written.

The email was between Cindy and a person named Lois Peters.  Lois Peters had apparently organized a search for Caylee in the early days of the case and she had struck up a friendship with Cindy, I believe it was Cindy, but either Cindy or Casey, something about a bracelet being made and given as a gift.  So there was at one time a very friendly relationship but there was a falling out along the way.  I would like to know what the falling out was about, and we may find out because they are in contact with Lois Peters.  Maybe she will be able to talk to reporters at some point but right now she is having blood pressure problems in that she is getting death threats.  Now who would be doing that?  And why?

This most recent email, Cindy wrote to Lois that she would not be invited to the funeral.  Lois responded back that she did not want to be around anyone who would condone the killing of her granddaughter.  Cindy answered back that Casey did not kill Caylee and that she loved her very much and that it would be proved at trial.

It came out that there were two guys with Kronk when he supposedly discovered the body, and one of them was named but I can’t remember his name right now. (It’s David Dean).  He had gone into the woods to go to the bathroom, leaving two men by the road to wait for him.  It was that night that he made the first call to police at about 9:30 or 10:00 p.m.

The deputy who finally came out to investigate on the 13th of August has several complaints against his record and is now being investigated for his part in this case.

The psychic, Ginnette Lucas, who appeared on Nancy Grace last night has come under some credibility problems.  A woman from Virginia where Lucas lives called Kathy Belich from the tv station and said that about 20 years ago she and her sister had contact Lucas about the death of her niece.  She said Lucas took all total about $5,000 from them and never gave them any information that could be used.  When the money ran out her vibrations ceased.  The murder has still not been solved.

I still am wondering just how Kronk went out in the woods for a few minutes and found whatever he found that day on August 11th and then when the deputy came out on the 13th (Richard Cane or Crane), the area he pointed to was under water and the deputy just said, I don’t see anything, and didn’t want to go into the water.  Doesn’t make sense that Kronk would be wading around in water when he only went in the woods to relieve himself, does it?

Posted:  01.14.09


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Roy Kronk appears on Good Morning America Today (Updated)

Roy Kronk, the utility worker who found Caylee Anthony’s remains, dismissed suggestions that he was somehow involved in the Florida toddler’s disappearance in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” today.

“No good deed goes unpunished,” he said. “There’s all the speculation that there were tips. Nobody tipped me off. I figured this out by myself. I’ve never even met those people [the Anthony family].”

I missed this Good Morning America appearance of Roy Kronk, but above is a video I found of the interview.  Interview starts about 2.00.

Missed part of Nancy Grace as well, but I will listen to the rerun and pick up what I can so there may be changes.  This is what I was able to get:

Ginnette Lucas, psychic, is the person PI Casey was on the phone with at the scene when he was being videoed by PI Hoover.  Something about the discrepancy in the times could be significant.  (That’s two psychics in the case so far.)

There are no plans for a public or private funeral at this time.  They are considering cremation and will release the date when available.

There was some talk about a the meter reader going there on a hunch, but I didn’t hear him say anything about a hunch in the video.  I heard him say he figured it out on his own.

Dr. Joshua Perper was asked if you can determine if remains were under water in August?  He said not really in any reliable way unless water was in the bag or the bone marrow is wet, but that would not determine a time period.

Cindy Anthony has reiterated that her daughter Casey had nothing to do with the death of Caylee.

Two questions I have from his interview above:

*Who is the “we” he is talking about?  Apparently he was not alone.

*He said the deputy did not want to go into the water.  Did Kronk go into water to discover the body?

UPDATE:  More about the psychic:  Ginnette Lucas is from Washington, D. C., and never was on the scene.  Ms. Lucas says they were talking on the phone and she was directing PI Casey where to go.  Psychic Lucas said she had contacted Dep. Allen offering her help and he was not interested.  Then she contacted PI Casey and he was interested in her help.

She had a teddy bear belonging to Caylee and she tried but could not get any info.  Then she touched a picture of Caylee and went to bed and had a dream.  Woke up and called PI Casey at about 3:00 a.m., told him to go out the front door of the Anthony house, turn right and go to an abandoned house.  She told him he should be looking for a plastic bag, white one, black one, green one as if searching for garbage.  Psychic Lucas got a little testy when questioned about her Verizon records and said she worked as a volunteer and she is NOT bragging.

Kathy Belich from the tv station said she was able today to find the abandoned house shown on the video.  And the abandoned house is owned by a Gonzalez family and abandoned about a year ago.

PI Casey’s attorney started stuttering around when he was trying to answer when he saw the video tape for the first time.

Leonard Padilla corrected himself – he said 12 feet last night – but 150 feet is correct.

Posted:  01.13.09  Updated:  10:30 p.m.

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Meter Reader, Kronk, arrested in 1992 for kidnapping

Update in Caylee Anthony case:

Roy Kronk arrested for kidnapping in 1992 in South Carolina.

In his original statement he said he was assigned to work in the area where the body was found in August and again in December and did not work there any time inbetween.  Now, his employers say that he was working in the area in November.  What was so compelling in August and December, but not in November?  Explanation by his attorney:  He was just busy and didn’t have time to deal with it.

Kronk’s attorney says the kidnapping in S. C. arose out of some sort of domestic incident concerning a woman he was living with in Florida who left with another man, went to South Carolina, and subsequently called Kronk to come and get her.  The guy she was living with in S. C. charged the kidnapping.  Charges were presented to a grand jury and eventually dismissed and expunged.

Very interesting.

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Posted:  01.09.09


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Meter Reader Speaks Out

Meter Reader Press Conference  3:30

Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found the remains of Caylee Anthony, said that during the course of his employment he discovered the body.  He says that in August he had previously reported that he had spotted a bag in same area where the body was eventually found.  “I have been and will continue to cooperate with the investigation.”  He declines to say what he saw at the crime scene.


Roy Kronk, the utility worker, at his press conference today.

Photo by Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel.  See more @ http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/crime/orl-caylee-anthonypics-photos,0,5614814.photogallery

 His lawyer says:  David Adams, attorney — Mr. Kronk says until today he has chosen to remain anonymous.  His participation in this matter is as a concerned citizen with a sharp eye, instincts, and perseverance.  He has no  connection with the case or the Anthonys and those speculating to the contrary could not be more wrong. He pleads for relief to his co-workers who have been the target of intrusive news tactics.  Mr. Adams says that Mr. Kronk asks that you leave his co-workers alone without further intrusion.  He thanks the management of Orange County Utilities for their support and he thanks his colleagues for their protection of his privacy and that they have sacrificed their own in doing so.

Mr. Adams goes on to say that at the present time Mr. Kronk will not grant interviews about the case.  He will continue to cooperate with the authorities. He will not be responding to questions here today.  If and when he decides to have an interview, he will make that decision known and select the appropriate interview forum.  He asks again that his privacy be respected and do not attempt to contact him.  He says, “permit him peace and quiet over the holidays” and that the story of the events will come out in days to come.

Ashley Banfield, CNN, says that Casey Anthony was informed of the news conference 15 minutes prior. (I think she meant the news conference with the sheriff and the ME,)   Her pastor came to the jail to be with her and she refused to see him.

Posted:  12.19.08   Updated:  12.19.08 7:15 p.m.


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