This is the first information that I have found – but it’s reliable, as a near contemporaneous record – that indicates that George had actually “borrowed” Casey’s car the very week that people – including Casey – began noticing a foul odor coming from the car:
In a phone call to Amy Huizenga, Casey Anthony told her friend, “It smells like something died in my car.”
Casey Anthony claimed her father, George, had possibly run over a squirrel when he borrowed her car that week. However, the date would have been during a period when the Anthonys said they could not find Casey Anthony. [Except that George now admits that he saw Casey at his home on June 24, three days before the car was abandoned. - ed.]
Also, on June 27, documents show that Casey Anthony sent a cell phone text message to her friend (Amy Huizenga) that reads, “There was definitely part of a dead animal plastered to the frame of my car.”
According to Huizenga, June 27 is the date when Casey Anthony admitted leaving her car at an Amscot, claiming it had run out of gas.
The car was later towed to an impound lot, where George and Cindy picked it up two weeks later.