Archive for August 28, 2008

Shelling is Still Pretty Good at the Beach

I picked up a couple of (intact) conch shells, some sand dollars, false angel wings, and sea urchins today. 

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Tests Allegedly Confirm There Was a Decomposing Body in Trunk of Casey Anthony’s Car

ORLANDO, FL — Much-anticipated results from the University of Tennessee Body Farm reveal that the smell in the trunk of Casey Anthony, mother of missing 3-year-old Caylee, is human decomposition, a law enforcement source said Wednesday. Air sample tests taken from Anthony’s trunk were sent on August 10 by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to be analyzed at the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Facility, known as the “Body Farm.”

According to two sources, including one with direct knowledge of the investigation, initial tests on that foul odor in Casey Anthony’s car have come back positive for human decomposition. The finding is the first scientific signal that a dead body was in Casey Anthony’s car. The Body Farm is a place where human corpses are left to the elements, and every manner of decay is fully explored.

The Sheriff’s Office declined to comment.  Read the rest at

Hmmmm.  Nothing official yet; allegedly an offer for some type of immunity has been made in return for the whereabouts of the little girl’s body.

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2nd Jacksonville Student Arrested with Gun

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Less than two weeks into the new Duval County school year, a student was arrested because police said he was carrying a gun on campus.


The student is the second 15-year-old who Jacksonville police said was caught with a gun in just the last two days.


The most recent incident took place Wednesday morning, when a teen, whose name is not being released because of his age, was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Raines High School and hiding it near his crotch.  See News4Jax for the rest of the story.

If I lived in the neighborhood some of those kids live in, I’d be carrying, too.  According to FirstCoast News:

The student told police that he needed the gun because he was going to his neighborhood.

The other kid was (allegedly) a crack cocaine dealer and a convicted felon at the age of 15.

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