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911 Call ;Family Lawyer Reports George Anthony Missing

George Anthony left 5 page suicide note
Caylees grandfather hospitalized in attempted suicide
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- George Anthony has been admitted to the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach after police say he left a five-page suicide note.

Earlier Friday, a hospital spokeswoman said George was first stabilized and was then admitted for medical evaluation. She said he has been fully cooperative with hospital officials, and it will be up to physicians to determine how long he will stay at the hospital.

A doctor determined that George was stable enough to be moved to a regular room at the hospital.

George Anthony is the father of 22-year-old Casey Anthony, who has been charged with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

George Anthony failed to show up to a meeting with his family and their lawyer.

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George and Cindy Anthony's attorney Brad Conway called 911 Thursday night to report George missing.

An Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy went to the home and spoke with Conway and Cindy Anthony.

Cindy told the deputy that she last saw George at 10:30 a.m. when he left home for what he told her was a job interview. Cindy told the officer what he was wearing and that he had been and depressed about the death of his granddaughter, Caylee Marie. She said she asked George on Wednesday to pick out some jewelry for Caylee for her funeral and beleives that doing so might have made him even more depressed.

Cindy says she made several calls and texts to George but he never responded and that his medications were missing from his nightstand. She said a picture of herself and their daughter Casey were also missing from the home.

Around 10:47 p.m. Cindy said George began send her and other friends text messages via cell phones stating that he wanted to be alone, did not want to live anymore, and wanted to make sure Caylee was in God's arms.


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VIDEO REPORT: Hospital spokesperson comments on George Anthony

Orange County officers tracked pings from George's cell phone to a location in the Bethune Point area. A vehicle description was given out and he was located at a motel off S. Ridgewood Avenue.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood said George sent text messages to his family that he wanted to end his life. Chitwood said George told him that there was a lot of pressure on him and he needed to think.

George was Baker Acted, or involuntarily taken to Halifax Medical Center. He was personally driven to the hospital by the police chief.

No drugs or weapons were found inside his room at the Hawaii Motel on South Atlantic Avenue early Friday morning.

George had other items with him at the hotel but the details of those items are not being released. They are being turned over to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

"We do know George Anthony is saying I don't want to live anymore," Chitwood said.

A jail spokesperson said Casey Anthony is aware of what happened overnight with her father. "She was told about the situation this morning by Corrections Health Services Staff," the spokesperson said.

The Corrections department does not release any information about the demeanor or reaction of any inmate in their custody.

The jail does confirm that Casey bought a transistor radio weeks ago and it is possible she could be listening to media outlets on the device.

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Added: Jan-23-2009 Occurred On: Jan-23-2009
By: bellava
Tags: caylee, anthony, grandfather
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