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Texas EquuSearch May Sue Casey Anthony



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    Casey Anthony sits in the courtroom during her sentencing hearing on charges of lying to a law enforcement officer at the Orange County Courthouse July 7, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

    Casey Anthony, 25, is scheduled to leave prison on July 13, having already served three years while awaiting trial.

    Anthony, her family and her attorney may soon get a lawsuit from a nonprofit organization that spent thousands looking for Caylee Anthony.

    Tim Miller started Texas EquuSearch in 2000. His daughter, Laura, was kidnapped and murdered in 1984.

    Miller told KPRC he spent an entire month searching for Caylee Anthony in the summer of 2008. He and thousands of workers and volunteers traveled to Orlando to help locate the missing toddler.

    "We Were Misled, We Were Lied to"

    [DFW] "We Were Misled, We Were Lied to"
    Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch is considering filing a lawsuit against Casey Anthony to recover money spent searching for Caylee Anthony in the summer of 2008.
    (Published Thursday, July 7, 2011)

    "We ended up and spent a little over $112,000 on this search," Miller said.

    He also said he went to Orlando because Caylee's grandmother, Cindy Anthony, called him and asked him to come.

    "Basically crying and saying, 'Can you help find my granddaughter?'" Miller said.

    Miller said he was shocked to hear Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, tell the jury that the toddler was never missing. During opening statements of the murder trial against Casey Anthony, Baez said that Caylee drowned in the family's back yard swimming pool.

    "Why in the world did you call us on a girl that was not missing?" said Miller. "So, we were misled. We were lied to, and right now, we are certainly looking at all of our options to possibly file a lawsuit."

    Texas EquuSearch relies on donations. Miller said he owes it to his donors to try and get that money back.

    "I think it is only fair that we try to recoup that money," Miller said.

    Miller said he is talking with his attorney to discuss his options and said if he does file a lawsuit, it will happen soon.