Cops: Casey Anthony Told Inmate Too Much About Caylee's Remains

Casey Anthony knew details about her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony's remains before they were made public knowledge, according to a police interview with a fellow inmate of Anthony's.

"After a chaplain informed Casey Anthony of the recovery, Casey Anthony told [inmate] Robyn Adams law enforcement had found the body of a small child with a baby blanket inside a black garbage bag," police said in the witness report, which was included in hundreds of pages of documents released by prosecutors Tuesday.

"As a note, the information regarding the baby blanket and black garbage bag was not made known to the jail chaplain so Casey Anthony had knowledge of items only the suspect, certain law enforcement personnel and the certain medical examiner's personnel knew," the report said.

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Anthony's conversation with Adams allegedly took place soon after Dec. 11, 2008, the day media outlets including ABC News reported a child's skull had been found by a utility worker less than a mile from the Anthony home.

The detail about the baby blanket did not come to light until the next month, when the state attorney's office released a report on items discovered with the remains.

Adams also told police that once when searchers previously thought they had found Caylee's remains but were mistaken, Anthony giggled "not like in an evil way ... like ... it's not my daughter," the witness report said.

But once the set of remains were found near her home, Anthony became terrified, Adams said. Those remains were later identified as Caylee's.

Casey Anthony is awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges in the death of Caylee and has been in an Orange County, Fla., jail since the summer of 2008. She has pleaded not guilty.

Caylee went missing in June 2008 but was not reported missing until a month later. Anthony was charged with the girl's murder in October and her body was positively identified in December of that year.

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Also included in the newly released documents are allegations from Adams and another inmate that Anthony told them that she used to "knock out" her daughter, Caylee Anthony, so that she could go out at night without hiring a babysitter.

Adams, with whom Anthony exchanged 50 letters while incarcerated, told investigators that Casey Anthony told her that she sometimes used "stuff" to put her daughter to sleep. Another inmate, Maya Derkovic, said Anthony told her a similar story, but never said how she "knocked out" the toddler, according to the documents released Tuesday.

Investigators suspect chloroform, a powerful sedative, could have played a role in the death of Caylee Anthony after police say traces of the drug were found in the trunk of a car driven by Casey Anthony and in a syringe that was found near the toddler's remains.

In addition to the inmate interviews, more than 250 pages of letters written between Anthony and Adams in the early months of Anthony's incarceration were released by prosecutors Tuesday.

The defense team for Anthony emphasized in a statement that the letters written by their client "do not contain a single reference to chloroform or any admissions of guilt.

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