Measure Would Make it a Felony Not to Report Death or Disappearance of a Child 

WALL, NJ - Assembly Republican Whip Dave Rible and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini announced that they will join as sponsors of legislation to create “Caylee’s Law,” which would make it a felony to not report the death or disappearance of a child.

“As the father of a four-year-old, I could not imagine waiting even minutes to report my daughter missing,” said Rible. “It is important to notify law enforcement as quickly as possible in order to give the child the best chance of being found.”

The legislation is being drafted in response to the recent court decision in Florida in which Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.

“It is unconscionable to think that a parent would not immediately report the death or disappearance of their child,” said Angelini. “We need to change the law to protect our children and prevent any future situations similar to the tragic case of Caylee Anthony.”

Casey Anthony did not report her child missing for more than a month and then claimed that her daughter died accidentally.