The first full-length, in depth account of the Caylee Anthony case
When news broke of nearly three-year-old Caylee Anthony's disappearance from her home in Florida in July 2008, there was a huge outpouring of sympathy across the nation. The search for Caylee made front-page headlines. But there was a huge question mark hanging over the case: the girl's mother.
This is the story of one of the most shocking, confusing and horrific crimes in modern American history.
Case 1 – $25,000 WANTED FUGITIVE REWARD – RANDY “MAD DOG” YAGER To neighbors in Gary, Ind., Randy Mark Yager was a nice guy, always eager to lend a helping hand. But to the Outlaw Motorcycle Club, “Mad” was a vicious leader who was feared by his enemies and allies alike. And to the U.S. Marshalls office, he is one of America’s 15 most wanted fugitives. Yager, 48, is wanted on charges of murder, arson, possession and use of explosives, possession and trafficking in counterfeit U.S. currency, robbery, burglary, trafficking in stolen motor vehicles, and narcotics violations.
Case 2 – $75,000 MISSING PERSON REWARD – LISA STEBIC Lisa Stebic, a mother of two children who enjoyed her job at an elementary school in Plainfield, Ill., disappeared on April 30, 2007. According to her husband, Lisa left their home around 6 p.m. while he was working in their backyard. Lisa sometimes went to nearby Plainfield North High School, where she also worked in the school cafeteria, to work out on the track — but she did not go to the track that night. Lisa’s husband told police and reporters that she was a good mother who would never just walk away from her children. But as the days went by and more details about Lisa’s life started to become public, police found that they had more and more questions that needed answering.
Case 3 – $100,000 UNSOLVED CRIME REWARD – THE SHORT FAMILY MURDERS Michael and Mary Short were found slain in their Oak Level, Va., home in August 2002. The remains of their 9-year-old daughter, Jennifer, were found six weeks later under a bridge across the border in North Carolina. Each person had been shot once in the head.