Tiny flies found in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car fit the theory that the body of her 2-year-old daughter was stored there, maybe for three to five days, an insect expert testified Saturday in the Orlando woman's capital murder trial.
The flies found in the car suggest something began to decompose inside the trunk, but do not prove that the material was a human body, said Neal Haskell, a forensic entomologist from Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. Such flies will feed on many things, he said.
Based on his analysis of temperatures and the reproductive habits of the small flies found on paper towels that another scientist found were soaked in fluid from decomposition, Haskell said it appeared that whatever attracted the flies had been in the car for three to five days.
Defense attorney Jose Baez, in his cross-examination of Haskell, tried to show that that flies could have been attracted by common garbage or leftover food.FULL STORY