Casey Anthony-related merchandises became a hot commodity as shoppers rushed to Ebay in search of masks, T-shirts, paintings, trial tickets, stickers, yearbooks, necklaces, and even hair.
The high demand for Anthony related goods led to bidding wars. A Casey Anthony mask sold for over $20,000 to a desperate buyer in need of a Halloween costume.
The seller, under the screenname "Prophunter" said it was, "One of the best Halloween masks I've ever seen."
Two-year old Caylee was last seen alive on June 16 and it was only on July 15 that she was reported missing by her mother Casey Anthony to the police. Cindy, Casey's mother, had also alerted the police by calling a 911 dispatcher and saying that she had smelled a "dead body" in the trunk of Casey's car that was spotted in an impound lot. The car was later towed by authorities for forensic analysis.
Initially, Casey told the police that a babysitter called Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez (Zanny the nanny) had abducted Caylee.
Investigations showed Casey was lying as the babysitter Zanny was fictitious. Five months later, in December 2008, Caylee's decomposed skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near the Anthony home by a meter reader who was relieving himself.
The prosecutors say Casey chloroformed Caylee and then duct taped her nose and mouth, suffocating the girl.
Casey's lawyers claim Caylee was not murdered. They say the toddler accidentally drowned in the family swimming pool and George, Casey's father, helped her keep the death a secret. George has denied the claim.
Casey has been charged with seven counts, including first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and misleading the police in the death of Caylee.
Casey was not convicted of murder but charged with four counts for lying to police and sentenced to four years in jail. Because of previously spent time in jail and good behavior, she was released on July 17.