For years, Anthony contended that a nanny had stolen the child, but her defense argued during her murder trial that Caylee had accidentally drowned in the family pool.
"The Department of Children and Families concludes that the actions or lack of actions by the alleged perpetrator ultimately resulted or contributed in the death of the child," the report reads.
The report also details Anthony's cold demeanor when dealing with police and the Children and Families Services' investigators. Anthony told the Orange County Sheriff's Office that they were "trying to break me and make me confess to something I did not do," according to the report. She also told child services that the police have "spent more time trying to find me guilty without any evidence than trying to find Caylee," according to the report.
"The mother's failure to act during those 31 days, ultimately resulted in her inability to protect the child from harm. In addition, this failure to protect delayed and interfered with a law enforcement investigation and best efforts to safely recover the child," the report reads.