Casey Anthony has resurfaced in Florida, and the notorious mother may now be holed up with the man who helped O.J. Simpson beat a murder rap.
Anthony, who was acquitted in 2011 of killing her daughter, Caylee, was photographed on Saturday attending the Women for Women 5K/10K event. The picture made the rounds on social media, prompting media outlets to investigate and find that she’s living in West Palm Beach in a 2,000-square-foot home.
A South Florida gossip blog called Gossip Extra reported that she lives in the Toledo neighborhood on Cortez Road, which is within walking distance of the ocean.
The same blog had speculated back in 2012 that Casey Anthony was living in a home on Cortez Road owned by Patrick McKenna, who has quite a reputation in the private investigation world.
“It would make sense for Anthony to hang out with McKenna.
In the private investigation community, McKenna is somewhat of a folk hero.
He was credited with finding evidence that got fallen football icon OJ Simpson cleared in 1997 of the double murder of his ex-wife and a friend.”
The home reportedly cost $300,000, which would seem to put it outside of Anthony’s price range. As Radar Online explained, Casey is still deeply in debt related to her legal troubles.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported in February, Anthony’s bankruptcy filings revealed that she stiffed the attorney who got her acquitted (Jose Baez) a total of $397,000. Others among the 80 creditors Anthony had include the IRS $32,000, and police in Orange County, Florida more than $145,000.
But past reports may shed light on how Casey Anthony has been able to get by despite not working for the past several years. In 2014, reports surfaced that she had been living in Siesta Key, Florida. A local private eye named Bill Warner found that Casey had been partying and going out to bars.
Warner wrote, “Casey Anthony supposed sighting in Morton’s Grocery Store Sarasota FL and rumors that she parties and frequents bars on Siesta Key within walking distance to her rental house, her Florida drivers license has expired.”
A source explains that Casey Anthony was getting by thanks to “a few benefactors” who were obsessed with her and “pay for everything.”
Others painted a different picture. Casey’s lawyer, Cheney Mason, told USA Today that Casey had been shut away almost entirely from the public eye.
“She hasn’t been freed from her incarceration yet ’cause she can’t go out,” he said, adding, “She can’t go to a beauty parlor, she can’t go shopping to a department store, she can’t go to a restaurant, she can’t even go to McDonald’s. She can’t do anything.”
There is not yet confirmation whether Casey Anthony has indeed holed up with O.J. Simpson’s private eye, and she has not been named on nearby real estate records.
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