Caylee's Mom Out on Bail

22-year-old mother of Fla. child missing since July out on bail

By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 21, 2008 6:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – The mother of missing tot Caylee Anthony was released from a Florida jail today—with the fate of the 3-year-old still a mystery, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Bondsmen working for a couple of California bounty hunters posted $500,000 bail for 22-year-old Casey Anthony last night; the bounty hunters believe she will be more forthcoming with investigators when she is free.  

"We think she wants to talk about it," one of them told ABC. "She's in a situation where she's in over her head and she needs some help. The reason this is being done is to get her out of being in custody and to be able to talk about it." They will provide security at her parents' house after her release, he added. Police named Casey  a "person of interest" in the case after they found "evidence of decomposition," including hairs resembling Caylee's, in the trunk of a car she was the last person to use.

Bondsman Leonard Padilla and bounty hunter Robert Dick at the Orange county Florida jail to post bond for Casey Anthony.   (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
Caylee Marie Anthony, 3, who has been missing more than a month. Her mother, Casey Marie Anthony is expected to be released on bail Thursday.   (AP Photo)
Casey Anthony wipes tears from her eyes at a bond hearing at the Orange County courthouse. She is expected to be released from jail Thursday.   (AP Photo/Red Huber, pool)
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