Could Casey Anthony Be in Carlsbad? - NBC 7 San Diego

Could Casey Anthony Be in Carlsbad?

Anthony allegedly flew to California on a private plane after leaving a Florida jail



    Could Casey Anthony Be in Carlsbad?
    Casey Anthony walks out of the Orange County Jail during her release in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday, July 17, 2011. (AP Photo)

    Casey Anthony vanished on Saturday night when she was released from prison, potentially boarding a plane that landed in Santa Ana, Calif., reports the Today Show. The private plane she took allegedly made several stops along the way before landing in Southern California. The plane is currently in Baton Rouge, La.

    Anthony’s lawyer, Todd Macaluso, owns the plane Anthony used to leave Florida. He allegedly donated $70,000 to Anthony’s case, but left her defense team last year. Macaluso’s firm maintains an office at the Palomar Airport in Carlsbad where it stores the plane, according to Today Show. The plane is advertised on the firm’s website, saying the Pilatus PC-12 plane can get anywhere in the U.S. in seven hours. 

    The aviation-tracking website tracked Macaluso’s plane from Florida to California. It made stops in Prescott, Ariz. and in Northern California before stopping at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. The pilot reportedly changed the flight plans twice before leaving Orlando, Fla.

    She left a Florida prison early Sunday morning while it was still dark outside with a heavy security detail, according to MSNBC. Multiple death threats sent to her lawyers forced armed officers to accompany her while she left prison.

    Anthony left prison with less than $540 in her name and it is unclear who is financing her post-prison life.

    Her current whereabouts are unconfirmed at this time, as she is trying to stay out of the public eye.