FBI lab technicians detected traces of chloroform inside a sports drink and plastic syringe recovered near the scene where the remains of Caylee Marie Anthony were found in 2008.
Those details and others are included in the more than 2,100 pages of documents released Friday by the State Attorney’s Office in the criminal case against Casey Anthony — the 23-year-old accused of killing her daughter last year.
The report from the FBI’s lab shows the Cool Blue-flavored Gatorade drink contained an “unknown liquid.” The bottle also contained a plastic bag labeled “Disposable Syringe Kit” with a plastic syringe inside of the bag.
A report, generated in June and labeled “Summary of results” by Dr. Michael Rickenbach of the FBI, indicates chemical tests show the syringe contained chloroform, testosterone, ethanol and water.
Chloroform has been depicted in movies and on television when a person uses a rag soaked in the liquid to cover the mouth and nose of another, making the victim lose consciousness. A person can die if too much of the chemical is inhaled.
Testosterone is a natural occurring hormone in men and women. Levels decline gradually with age and the hormone can be prescribed as a controlled steroid to prevent or reduce osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other diseases and disorders.
Investigative reports released last year show that someone at the Anthony home used the family computer to search the Internet for directions on how to make chloroform and “neck-breaking.” Investigators also found traces of chloroform in the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car, earlier reports show.
The state is seeking the death penalty against Anthony, who remains in the Orange County Jail.
So far, more than 10,000 pages of documents have been made public.