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Author discovers why no flies on Caylee Anthony
Experiment proves that ingredient in chloroform repels flies which is why the decomposing body of Caylee Anthony attracted no flies
By: Night Publishing
However, a chance conversation between author Kathleen McKenna - who is writing a book with Marti Rulli called 'No Reason To Believe' about the Casey / Caylee Anthony case – and an oncologist suggested to her why there might not have been any flies on the body. The oncologist remarked that ingredients in the chemicals used during Chemo made cancer patients unattractive to flies. Ms. McKenna then asked whether any of those same chemicals were present in chloroform. The doctor did not know.
After further investigation, including a trip to the local swimming pool supplies company, Ms. McKenna discovered that an ingredient was indeed shared by chemicals used in Chemo and chloroform, so she got two hamburger patties, covered one in home-made chloroform (the result of a previous experiment based on the case) and left the other in its natural state, and put them out on the veranda of her apartment in New Mexico. Within three hours, the untreated hamburger patty was absolutely inundated by flies, but the chloroform-treated patty was left untouched. Indeed, after several days, it still remained untouched by the flies.
Mystery solved. Little Caylee's body was not attacked by flies even after several days decomposing in the Florida heat because it was covered in enough chloroform to keep the flies away.
Kathleen McKenna and Marti Rulli's fictional treatment of the reasons for the death of 2 year old Caylee Anthony – 'No Reason To Believe' – will be published in July 2011, within days of the trial verdict. By being fictional, it will be able to go more deeply into the possible antecedents for this tragedy than a factual account ever could. Previous fictional books written by Kathleen McKenna based on real-life events include ones on the Charles Manson Cult, the Jonestown Massacre, the suspicious death of Natalie Wood, the disappearance of the British aristocrat Lord Lucan, and Paris Hilton. Marti Rulli has written 'Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour' about the death of Natalie Wood.
Four additional Kathleen McKenna books will be published this year – 'The Wedding Gift', a romantic horror social satire, 'Dead Town', a horror story, 'Family Matters', on the Charles Manson Cult, and 'Jungle Rot', about the Jonestown Massacre.
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