Crime Scene Investigator In Casey Anthony Case To Re-Examine Evidence In New Show
Alina Burroughs revisits the case that captivated the nation through talks with the detectives who investigated the case, the chief medical officer who testified in the trial, and an emotional interview with Cindy Anthony.
The crime scene investigator in the Casey Anthony murder trial will take a deep dive into the forensic evidence surrounding the disappearance of the Florida toddler in 2008.
On July 15, 2008, Cindy Anthony reported that she hadn’t seen her granddaughter, two-year-old Caylee Anthony, in a month, and that a car belonging to her daughter, Casey Anthony, smelled of decomposition.
The investigation, which was often hindered by conflicting statements from Casey and her parents, culminated in Casey’s indictment for first-degree murder in her daughter’s death in October 2008 followed by the discovery of Caylee’s body in December of that year. The case drew mass attention around the world as people speculated about who killed Caylee.
Alina Burroughs was one of the crime scene investigators called to the scene where the child’s remains had been discovered near the Anthony family home.
Burroughs was quoted at trial discussing a correlation between heart stickers recovered from Casey’s home and heart-shaped indentations found on duct tape wrapped around Caylee’s skull. Investigators believe the duct tape had been wrapped around Caylee’s mouth prior to her death, according to an ABC News report.
Burroughs’s involvement in the Anthony case goes much deeper than the brief quotes from Casey’s trial. Behind the scenes, Burroughs was one of the technicians who processed Casey’s car for evidence, and she spent long, grueling days on her hands and knees in a Florida swamp as they searched the area where Caylee’s body was found.
Casey was found not guilty of her daughter’s murder in July 2011 after a six-week trial. She was instead convicted on four counts of providing false statements to investigators.
In the premiere episode of "Crime Scene Confidential", a new, six-part series on ID, Burroughs will re-examine key evidence, talk to detectives who worked the Anthony case, and discuss why the prosecutors believed they had the evidence to get a guilty verdict. Burroughs even sat down with Cindy Anthony to discuss the day she called the police to report Caylee’s absence.
"Crime Scene Confidential" will also allow Burroughs to take viewers on an in-depth journey through the forensic evidence in several other suspicious deaths, including a case in which a woman appeared to have accidentally fallen from a balcony and another where a man’s death was staged to look like a robbery gone wrong.