Orlando, Fla. – Casey Anthony’s Pontiac Sunfire, which prosecutors claimed once held in its trunk the body of little Caylee Anthony, 2, is highly coveted by collectors and others interested in buying the vehicle, according to Anthony family attorney Mark Lippman.
The prosecution alleged the Florida mother killed her daughter using chloroform and duct tape, placed the girl’s body in her car trunk and later dumped Caylee in a wooded area near the Anthony family home.
A number of witnesses took the stand during Casey’s trial supporting the prosecution’s assertion by testifying that the odor of death emanated from the car’s trunk. Despite that, a jury of her peers found on July 5 that Casey was not guilty of killing Caylee.
“There are collectors of macabre things. Apparently, this falls into that category now,” Lippman told WESH.
The vehicle, officially owned by Casey’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, is worth approximately $3,000 in the Kelley Blue Book, however, Lippman said it could likely sell for much more to a collector, according to WESH.
He told the local news outlet, “I’ve had multiple offers to purchase it, but George and Cindy do not want to profit off it by any means.”
For now, the car is still in the possession of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, however, the Anthonys may retrieve it whenever they like. Lippman noted that the couple has not yet decided what to do with the vehicle, saying it may even end up at a scrap yard.
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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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