Finally!  After a remarkably good day for the Anthony defense team we’re learning via Tweets that Roy Kronk, the Meter Man and the Sole Searcher who officially found the remains of 2 ½ year old Caylee Marie Anthony may possibly be called today to testify.

Roy Kronk, a man with quite an array of dubious deeds will hopefully enlightened us bloggers as to why SAOs Linda Drane Burdick and Jeff Ashton suspiciously chose not to add him as a State witness unlike in other murder trials. Usually the person who finds the remains of the victim is often called to the stand if only to praise him or her as a hero but not Roy Kronk.

I believe had Casey Anthony not been the #1 suspect of murdering her daughter Caylee, Roy Kronk would have been a close second and perhaps a stronger person of interest (POI) in Caylee’s disappearance. Without a doubt any good homicide detective would have picked Roy Kronk’s story apart during interrogation, from the first 911 call on August 11, 2008 to December 11, 2008, the official day he found Caylee’s remains. 

Imagine Sgt. John Allen’s suspicion had he known this about Mr. Kronk.
Tidbit #1

Roy Kronk was arrested and charged with kidnapping in May 1992. Auspiciously, Beaufort County, SC did not believe his captive/accuser and dismissed charges. Roy Kronk later had this charge expunged from his record for the sake of his career in the Coast Guard.
Although the woman who accused him of kidnapping her is now deceased there are family members and an ex-husband who are more than willing to testify in her behalf IF need be.
Roy Kronk’s own father said that Roy Kronk rented a car and brought handcuffs, duct tape and a plastic gun to Beaufort, SC to force her to come back with him to Key West.

Kronk’s determination drove him over a thousand miles to Beaufort County, SC to kidnap XX. Fortunately, her fiancee came home on leave just in time to save her from Roy Kronk. Her fiancee, a Marine had the distinct pleasure of beating the shit out of Kronk.

Tidbit #2

Here’s ANOTHER person who tells a similar story about Roy Kronk’s propensity to abuse and take women against their will. Jill Kerley. She is his ex-wife who said in a recorded video that Roy Kronk had beat her on several occasions and used “100 mph duct tape” around her hands to keep her from calling for help. While in Maryville, he packed a bag put it in the car and told her they were going to the store and instead took her to Maryland where his father lived. There she was beat in front of Roy Kronk’s father so badly that she needed to go to the hospital.” She claims RK was capable of murder and she thought he tried to kill her by putting something in a glass of wine which she drank and later passed out for no apparent reason except for the tainted wine.

Tidbit #3

Eleven years ago, in a 1997 report from Kingsport, Tennessee, Kronk called in a tip to investigators that they would find several stolen guns and other items in a wooded field but when officers searched the field they were unable to find any of the items Kronk had reported.

Incidentally, Jill Kerley lived only 2 hours from Kingsport, Tennessee. After reading this report, I think this validates Jill Kerley’s fear that Kronk was still intending to cause her harm. Jill Kerley told Jose Baez she had no idea that he was that close to her in 1997.

Considering this story is eerily similar to what Kronk did in Orlando, Florida, I can see where the Defense team or anyone would raise an eyebrow.

Find firearms report here:


Crystal Sparks, another ex-wife of Roy Kronk, who is not disgruntled in any way had lots to say about Roy Kronk. She said Roy’s father called her with the news that Roy was in jail on kidnapping and elaborated RK rented a car and brought handcuffs, duct tape and a plastic toy gun to retrieve his girlfriend who had fled back to Beaufort, South Carolina. Crystal Sparks has no reason to make this up.

CS spoke of Roy Kronk’s estranged family and particularly about his sister Susan. Susan was not a big fan of Roy’s. Susan also had deep concerns with her 2-3 year old daughter Jessica’s closeness to Roy. At a family gathering at Crystal’s home, she recalls Susan was adamant that Jessica not sit on Roy’s lap. For this reason Crystal had concerns about Roy being around young girls too.

It’s in this interview that Crystal opens the door to a phone call Roy made to their son Brandon Sparks. She recalls Brandon telling her about Roy calling Brandon in mid-November, approximately 2 weeks before Thanksgiving 2008 telling him, “you’re going to see me in the news. I’m gonna be a hero. I know where the little girl Caylee is and I’m going to get her,” he adds, “when the water went down.” According to Crystal Sparks, Susan had heard through her obsequious brother Roy that he had found the “little girl’s” body in middle November too. Crystal elaborated more on Roy’s obsession with Dungeon’s and Dragons, saying he likes anything in the fantasy realm and he lies a lot.

Tidbit #5

Here’s a guy who finds Caylee’s remains in August, calls LE on 3 different occasions and they can’t find Caylee’s remains while standing there with Kronk pointing to it. That doesn’t seem likely.

Unfortunately for the defense, the jurors will not know any of this about Roy Kronk. Judge Belvin Perry ruled in January that none of his prior bad acts can be brought into trial. Not a problem for the defense, there’s only one act that attorney Jose Baez wants to talk to Kronk about and that’s if he superciliously hid Caylee’s remains in hopes of reaping in a reward. Ironically, this is the reward money $50,000 Roy Kronk managed to blow when he called his supervisor instead of directly calling the Crimeline.
Poor Roy.

Snipped from WFTV dated December 15, 2008

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — It was a meter reader who found the remains that could be Caylee Anthony. He’s having a tough time and does not want to talk with the media and he is so disturbed by what he found his bosses have given him some time off of work.

When the Orange County meter reader discovered a skull in the woods not too far from Caylee Anthony’s home his supervisor called 911.

That phone call makes the meter reader ineligible for a $5,000 Crimeline reward. To collect the reward, you have to call Crimeline first before you call 911.

“You have to initiate a tip with Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS,” explained Detective Barb Bergin, Crimeline. “We don’t have enough money to pay rewards to everyone who calls 911.”

Bergin encourages people to call 911 if there is an emergency, but Crimeline calls are answered 24 hours a day.

“As calls come in, if it’s something that needs an emergency or needs law enforcement, we have people in place for that to happen immediately,” Bergin said.

Bounty hunter Leonard Padilla offered a $50,000 reward for Caylee’s body, but pulled the money when people complained searchers were tearing up their yards looking for remains.

“I don’t want to get sued,” Padilla said….





While I’m focusing on the only undisputable fact of this case, Suburban Drive, I’m reminded of another article I wrote November 15, 2010 titled “Close But No Caylee”.  In that article I attempted to list the many known players who actually searched this corner of Suburban and Hopespring Drive who failed to find a body.

There were cadaver dogs, trained LE with K-9s, there were 32 Texas Equaasearch volunteers, and of course there was Roy Kronk who claims he found Caylee’s remains on August 11th/2008 which was disproved by Sgt Richard Cain.

Knowing this information, I think there’s a good possibility that Casey Anthony was not the one who placed little Caylee’s body in this area now called “Area A”.

Dominic Casey, the private investigator hired by Cindy and George Anthony and his camera man fellow PI, Jim Hoover video.

A month ago Snoop, an Orlando resident and tenacious seeker of the truth here at theJBMission volunteered to revisit Suburban Drive in order to take photographs and resolve the myths reported by the local media. 

This is what Snoop says about Area A, the burial site where Caylee’s remains were found.

It’s important to know Tropical Storm Fay did not reach Central Fl until Aug. 20th/2008.

It’s important to know Florida was in a long drought before Tropical storm Fay.

It’s important to know the area where the remains were found received 6-11 inches of rain.

It’s important to know in a nearby area where there were 22 inches of rain that all flooding had receded by September.

It’s important to know Suburban Drive could not possibly hold the amount of water as reported.  The amount of rain there was 6 inches at best.  Perhaps east toward the school would hold 6-11 inches but not in Area A where the remains were found.

It’s important to know it was dry on August 11th, the first time Roy Kronk is said to have seen something white in the “water” that looked like a skull.

It’s important to know the distance from the tree line to Area A is 6 feet which means if Officer Richard Cain just peered in and there was a visible skull as Roy Kronk claimed he would have seen it. 

It’s important to know that Cain walked in, poked around a bag of leaves and nothing was there. There is no way Cain could have not seen what Kronk saw.

It’s important to know this is not a jungle or Amazon. You don’t need a whacker to get through.

It’s important to know that in Dominick Casey’s video there was a television and a blanket that was photographed that is approximately 15 feet from Area A.  Dominick Casey was surely at some point in Area A or beyond it. 


Expectantly, with Jim Hoover and Dominick Casey setting the stage, the Anthony defense team is prepared to expose the truth of the mysterious finding of Caylee Marie Anthony.

Here are the Questions I’d Like to Ask Roy Kronk:

1. When you first discovered the suspicious bag on Suburban, what did you think when LE dismissed your finding?

2. After 3 consecutive days of reporting the suspicious bag with no results, did you think you were wrong?

3. Did you know Tim Miller searched this area Sept. 3, 2008?

4. If you would have known, would you have gone to the area to point it out to them?

5. What made you go back December 11, 2008?

6. Did you contact Leonard Padilla at any time during November 2008 for the possibility of getting the reward?

7. Did the reward ever cross your mind?


Just for starters…




WFTV – No Reward for Kronk

Snoop’s photobucket

Default album and sub folders are on the right-All the pictures and videos are at this site, Also all Jose Baez and InSession interviews.

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To Kronk or Not to Kronk

Suburban Drive

Close But No Caylee