NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - It's a murder case that people across the country are followingvery closely. News 4 has learned there is a local connection to theinvestigation into who killed two-year-old Caylee Anthony nearOrlando, Florida.
North Tonawanda web site operator Sean Krause was interviewed byGreta Van Susteren on the Fox News Channel Thursday night about hisrole in the Caylee Anthony case.
"What did Cindy tell you about whether or not she was suspiciousof her daughter or not?"
"Well it took a while for her to warm up, because she doesn'ttrust people. That's the thing with her."
Krause began writing about the case last year, and struck up arelationship with Caylee's grandmother, Cindy Anthony by phone,e-mail, and text message.
Police investigators from Florida later interviewed Krause aboutsomething Cindy Anthony allegedly told him about her daughterCasey.
Krause said, "She had stated that she had felt that Casey hadsomething to do with
Caylee's disappearance and I asked her to elaborate and shewouldn't comment on it further."
Casey Anthony is charged with her daughter's murder.
Caylee's remains were found last month in a garbage bag in somewoods near her grandparent's home.
Prosecutors say her mouth and head were covered with duct tape,and her body was placed in a laundry bag.
She'd been missing since June, but Casey didn't report thedisappearance for another month.
Krause says Cindy Anthony stopped talking to him once he talkedto the cops and because she didn't like what he was writing aboutCasey.
Question: Do you think Casey killed her daughter?
Krause said, "I do. And it's very evident."
Krause calls Casey Anthony a manipulative sociopath, and doesn'tsugar coat his feelings.
Krause said, "I hope that she sits there and rots in prison forthe rest of her life with little pictures of Caylee all over hercell."
Krause says he's not sure if his cooperation will help theinvestigation or not.
He was on Fox News Channel for about six minutes Thursday nightand says this was his first national television appearance.
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