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Caylee Anthony was “without a doubt” murdered, Dr. Jan Garavaglia, who had examined the child’s body, revealed on Anderson Cooper’s new syndicated talk show “Anderson,” Tuesday.
Footage from the Jan. 10 episode shows Cooper questioning the “undetermined cause” of the 2-year-old’s death.
“I can’t make things up. We certainly think that the duct tape had something to do with her death, but she’s in a plastic bag – there’s the question of chloroform,” said Garavaglia. “There’s evidence that she was in the back of a trunk. So I couldn’t say for sure that that tape was to shut her up or to suffocate her or if another means was used.”
“So its possible that the duct tape was put on even after she had died?” Cooper asked.
To which Dr. Garavaglia claimed there was no reason to do that. However, “we know that the duct tap was there before any significant decomposition occurred,” she added. According to the chief medical examiner for Orange/Osceola counties, the only explanation for Caylee Anthony’s death is murder.
Garavaglia alleged that Casey Anthony’s behavior after her daughter went missing played a hand in ruling Caylee’s death a homicide, the Daily Mail wrote. She also blasted Anthony’s legal team for presenting arguments that did not have “any basis on fact.”
When asked about a possible scenario to explain the 2-year-old’s death, Garavaglia responded: “There was nothing I can scientifically prove. I don’t ever guess. I don’t like speculating because that’s not my job.”
“My job is to see what the body can tell us and what it can’t tell us,” she added.
“And what her body told you was what?” Cooper questioned.
Garavaglia’s responded: “It was a homicide … without a doubt.”
A video clip from the Anderson Cooper interview can be seen below.
Casey Anthony made recent headlines, speaking out for the first time since being acquitted in the murder of Caylee Anthony. In a video diary entry, Anthony discusses her new computer, adopted dog, and future – however, there is no mention of her daughter.
According to Anthony’s lawyer, Jose Baez, his client never intended for the videos to be shared publicly. “These were private webcam journal-type entries that were solely intended for her," Baez told Fox News. "It certainly wasn’t meant to be disseminated in any way."