Perhaps you've heard of that game "Where's Waldo?" Well, in Central Florida, people are less concerned about that guy in the red and white stripes, but rather, they want to know where's Casey Anthony?
It has been rumored since Thanksgiving that she is holed up on the Space Coast in a gated community. On Tuesday, FOX 35 looked on the beach behind the Ocean Woods community and we watched the front gate for hours. There was no sign of 26-year-old Casey Anthony or her "Bella Vita" tattoo.
Still, some around Cape Canaveral swear she lives behind the gates of Ocean Woods. The neighborhood's handyman is under the impression she did, at one time, live there. "She used to," said Mark Holland. "I ain't seen her in about a week!"
Rumor has it that Anthony had made a home for herself in a 2-bedroom, 2-bath townhouse there back in mid-November. Cody Caruful hears people talking about it all the time.
"Everyone's heard about it in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral," said Caruful. He says he wouldn't want her living next door to him, but added that he's skeptical about the rumors.
Holland insists that it's not a rumor. He has seen Anthony with his own two eyes. "I've seen her 3 times. I've seen her sitting there on that wall with her dog, smoking a cigarette. I waved at her. She waved back. Other times she was driving in her car."
When FOX 35 asked how he knows it was Anthony and not another petite brunette in her 20s, he laughed. "Come on! She's been all over national television. Everybody in here knows what she looks like. Sometimes, she wears a blonde wig. Sometimes she wears glasses," said Holland. He says her dog is a dachshund. That could be true. In a video diary that was leaked on the Internet shortly after Casey was released from the Orange County Jail, she said she adopted a puppy.
Ocean Woods is nestled into thick foliage. The units are pretty private, so someone could easily hide there if they did not want to be seen. Several neighbors tell us Anthony is not hiding and that they see her regularly walking her dog, or sitting on the beach by herself.
"A lot of people saying, 'Leave her alone! She was found not guilty,'" said Holland.
FOX 35 contacted Anthony's civil attorney, Charles Green, to see if he would confirm that she is living in the Ocean Woods community in Cape Canaveral. He replied by saying he could not comment.