Orlando, Fla. – Dr. Jan Garavaglia, the medical examiner who determined Caylee Anthony’s cause of death was murder, is speaking out six months after the girl’s mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted of killing the child.
The reality TV show starring Dr. Garavaglia, aka Dr. G, will re-examine the case in an upcoming episode, attempting to explain why she concluded the 2-year-old’s death was a “homicide by undetermined means.”
In the end, Casey was acquitted by a jury of her peers for Caylee’s murder and in her upcoming TLC special, Dr. G will address why she thinks some jurors may have discounted her findings.
She told the ‘Today’ show, “My job is not to determine who did it… My job is to determine what happened. So I feel very strongly that we could say this was a homicide – death by the hands of another. My job is not to point the finger at one person or another.”
To see a ‘Today’ show report regarding Dr. G and her upcoming special, click here.
Dr. G noted that Caylee’s remains were found about six months after her death, thus, forensic evidence was scant.
“These were very dry bones,” she said. “Information that’s coming out makes it seem like we could do this test or that test or that we could expect DNA. You wouldn’t expect that. These are bones that don’t have anything left on them.”
She added that unless Caylee’s killer comes clean about what happened, “we’ll never know” exactly what occurred.
In addition, Dr. G said she is not making “a penny off” of the show and anything she makes goes to “children’s charities.”
‘Dr. G: Inside the Caylee Anthony Case’ premieres on TLC, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
Casey’s daughter Caylee was reported missing by Casey’s mother, Cindy Anthony, in the summer of 2008. The girl’s lifeless body was found in December of that year in a wooded area near the Anthony family home. During Casey’s 2011 murder trial, prosecutors claimed she rendered the girl helpless using chloroform and then suffocated her with duct tape, later dumping her body in the woods. Casey’s legal team, however, countered by arguing that no one was murdered and that the child died accidentally by drowning in the family’s backyard pool.
Casey walked out of jail a free woman on July 17, 2011, following her July 5 acquittal, and has kept a low profile since then. She is currently on probation for a Jan. 2010 check fraud conviction.
To watch the entire Casey Anthony murder trial, including jury selection, opening statements, court proceedings, witness testimony and closing arguments, click here.
To revisit Casey’s case, find links to pages and pages of evidence, including transcripts of law enforcement interviews, court documents, letters, and forensic evidence, by clicking here.
In addition, links to a multitude of videos and photos released in the case including the many men in Casey’s life, party photos, and evidentiary images can be found by clicking here.
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