ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman accused of not reporting her daughter missing for five weeks refused to answer a judge's question of where her daughter was in a bizarre missing person case that continues to frustrate investigators.
Casey Anthony, 22, was taken into custody Wednesday after her daughter's grandparents called Orange County sheriff's deputies over concerns about the well-being of Caylee Marie Anthony, 2.
Detectives said when they contacted Anthony it was determined that she apparently never told anyone that Caylee has been missing for more than a month.
Thursday, Orange County Judge John Jordan asked Anthony where her daughter was.
"Mrs. Anthony, the court would say to you, 'Where is Caylee Anthony?' Jordan asked Thursday. "But I can't force you to answer that question but that is the question I leave with you. Do you understand?"
"Yes, sir," Anthony said.
Anthony did not say anything else.
"It appears to the court that you care so little for your child that you did not even report her missing until five weeks later," Jordan also said.
Detectives said Anthony said she was doing her own investigation into her daughter's disappearance over the past five weeks, Local 6 reported.
The woman also said she saw movies and reports that if people in similar situations went to police, they had gotten hurt.
Anthony said her daughter was with a baby sitter at the Sawgrass apartments but on June 9, the sitter did not answer the door.
Detectives said they checked with apartment management and learned that no one has lived in the apartment for five months.
Late Wednesday, Caylee's alleged baby sitter was tracked down by detectives and the woman said she has never cared for the missing child.
Investigators also said that Anthony does not work where she initially claimed to be employed.
Officers said she admitted to lying throughout her interrogation.
"It is difficult to sort through what we are being told," Orange County sheriff's Sgt. John Allen said.
Also, detectives said Anthony did not show any emotion over the loss of her child. She did not cry or give any indication she was legitimately worried.
Since investigators cannot get a straight story, they are focusing on finding Caylee.
"I feel the more media exposure we have, the quicker we can bring Caylee home and that is the whole point of all of this -- to bring Caylee home safely," Caylee's grandmother Cindy Anthony said. "I kind of felt hopeless last night but I kind of felt hopeful today."
Anthony was taken into custody Wednesday in connection with the case