Father of Caylee Anthony Still Unknown

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In a murder case full of mysteries that have captivated the public, one of the biggest of all - the identity of Caylee Anthony's father - is STILL unclear.

In court on Thursday, defense attorney Jose Baez elicited gasps as he implied that Casey Anthony's own brother, Lee, could be the father of daughter.

The suspicion had enough merit that the FBI tested Lee Anthony to make sure he was not the father of Casey Anthony's slain daughter. He wasn't.

Crying in Court

Nevertheless, the mystery of Caylee's father goes back to 2005, when Casey Anthony was pregnant - from a one-night stand, she told a neighbor.

According to police, she told Brittany Schieber she was seven months along before she realized she was pregnant and didn't know who the dad was.

Shortly after getting pregnant, Anthony started dating Jesse Grund. As the two grew closer, Grund started assuming the role of a expectant father.

In 2009, Grund said that he knew the timing of conception wasn't quite right, but that he thought it was "possible" that he could be Caylee's dad.

"For the first year or two of her life, I was dad," he said. "I was the father figure in her life, and I loved her more than anything. She was amazing."

"I had never been a father before."

After DNA disproved Grund's being Caylee's father, he was devastated: "That was really hard, because I just assumed that she was mine ... I loved Caylee so much, and finding out she was someone else's daughter was hard."

Even Anthony's close friends are clueless here.

Asked about paternity in 2008, Anthony's friend Lauren Gibbs told detectives, "Um, well, at first I thought it was Jesse. I don't know his last name."

"But then she told me later it was not and that it was somebody in the Army or something like that. But then she told me he died in a car accident."

Casey's mom, Cindy Anthony, seemed to agree with the car crash theory. "Caylee's father was in a terrible car accident," she said. "He is deceased."

Jesus Ortiz was a 21-year-old who dated Casey before he died in 2007. After he was named as Caylee's possible father, Ortiz's family was stunned.

"Miss Anthony never told the family Jesus might be the father," they said in a statement. "The family has never met her and does not know her."

Now that Caylee Anthony is gone, the matter of her paternity could always remain a mystery in a case with no shortage of unanswered questions.

Lawyers began laying out Casey Anthony's defense last week.


Michael Jackson was the child's father. Why not? The other kids whom he claimed to be his look just as white as Caylee.


I think she is Satan and Baez is one of her followers. I don't understand why they have her in protective custody in jail. I think we should let her go in with rest of prisoners. Who knows maybe the have some duct tape for her. I think the Anthony family knows what happened. The whole family are narcists and liars. I don't think anyone involved in this case including the laywers should be allowed to gain any money from books interviews etc. The money should go to agencies and tax payers as payback for the the money that was given to the Anthony family to help search for poor little Caylee. If anyone who is involved with Casey has any conscience they should at long last tell the TRUTH!!!!


Yeah, I think the kid killed herself and then duct taped her own mouth and buried herself. These infant suicides are really getting out of hand.


I feel so bad for the little girl! And I don't think she killed her own baby. I don't think she's a monster. Unhinged a bit, yes. Child-murdering monster, no.


I think Casey is not guilty. I believe because of the sexual abuse,it has made her feel like a slave to her dad and she's scared to death of him.therefore whatever he says she will obey him she will lie to save face she thinks. The mom the dad and the brother all seem a little strangeto me like they are hiding something that I hope will come out.to tell the truth I am very concerned about this whole family.every day I ask God to


What the hell she should hang in the middle of the street why people throw rocks at here she is worthless


Could it be....Satan?


I would not believe one word out of this womans mouth. Not one. Im glad dna tests proved her father & brother are NOT the father to her child. This woman is a hot mess & not in a good way!