This week, photos of Casey Anthony in Ohio were reportedly leaked, revealing her wearing over-sized sunglasses and a baseball cap. To show how volatile the atmosphere in Orlando still is a month after Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, a woman is claiming that she has been physically assaulted and called negative names because of how similar she looks to Anthony when she, too, wears a cap and glasses.
Her name is L. Concetta Graves, an author, who believes she doesn’t look like Anthony when her hair is down. Many within Orlando, however, feel that Anthony may very well still be in the area and if she was still there, it would only be natural that she would disguise herself. The problem is that she is disguising herself with a cap and glasses, based on the photos leaked out of Ohio this week, but the woman being targeted is not Casey Anthony.
Concetta Graves shared with News 13 based in Central Florida some of the experiences she has faced over the past few weeks, including being spotted at a post office by a man who exclaimed out loud, “Is that Casey Anthony?” The man ended up waiting for her until she was finished at the post office and then followed her out.
During another incident, she and her brother were walking in West Orange County when a group of three men stopped the two and yelled “baby killer” and then threw her on the ground and started to beat her as she deflected a few of the blows. Graves, however, had a gun on her and was able to scare all three away before she was seriously hurt. On her Facebook page, she revealed that her brother D.M. Blade suffered two black eyes trying to defend her.
Regarding the outfit that she has been accustomed to wearing in the heat, she is going to try a different strategy by wearing her hair down and dressing differently in order to distinguish herself from Anthony. Her friends have suggested that she should stay home, or if she wants to go out again, dye her hair a different color.
“They kind of jump to conclusions,” her brother said. “They don’t know that behind the glasses and hat is someone that doesn’t really look like her.”
Over a month after Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee and the outrage that ensued in the streets of Florida afterward, this story shows the disdain that Anthony continues to have. Especially in Florida, where the case has been covered since 2008, and has become personal. Unfortunately for Concetta Graves, while Anthony continues to reportedly shop in the public eye as she was spotted doing this week, she has to fear for her life for something she had no part of.