Despondent Grandfather Longed to 'Be with Caylee'
The grandfather of slain Florida toddler Caylee Anthony has been hospitalized for a 72-hour psychiatric observation, after being found by police at a Florida hotel early Friday. George Anthony, 57, had been reported missing late Thursday by his family, after receiving text messages saying he "did not want to live anymore, and that he wanted to be with Caylee," according to a police report.
A five-page suicide letter was found in Anthony's car indicating that he wanted to harm himself, said police spokesman Jimmie Flynt. Police tracked the GPS on his cell phone to a Florida hotel at around 2:30 this morning,
Cindy Anthony told police she became concerned after learning that her husband failed to show up for several meetings he had scheduled, including one with a friend in Lakeland, Florida, according to the police report. She tried to call her husband, she said, but he did not call her back. He also did not respond to her text messages.
Starting about 10:45 p.m., Cindy Anthony said, she and others received several text messages on their cell phones. "The text messages George sent stated he did not want to live anymore and that he wanted to be with Caylee," according to the police report. "George text(ed) he wanted to be left alone and he wanted to make sure Caylee was in God's arms."
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