Casey and Cindy Anthony Wear Caylee's Ashes Around their Necks

Almost a year after her acquittal in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, Casey Anthony is living life in seclusion, rarely venturing out for fear she will be recognized. But perhaps the strangest thing about her life now is the macabre memento that Anthony, 26, keeps around her neck.

Late last year Anthony reconciled with her mother Cindy, who recently sent Casey a gift – a necklace containing Caylee’s ashes.

Casey Anthony: 'I'm Ashamed of the Person I Was'

Casey Anthony Prosecutor's New Book Attacks Defense

Retired Florida prosecutor Jeff Ashton calls the trial arguments of Casey Anthony’s defense team, which resulted in an acquittal for the accused murderer, “a complete crock of crap” in a new book published Tuesday.

Casey Anthony: Hiding Out in Fear

Since her release from jail on July 17, Casey Anthony – described by a Department of Corrections spokeswoman as “one of the most hated women in America” – is broke, unemployed and estranged from her family.

Now hiding in Florida, Anthony may leave the United States after her probation is over next year. A source tells PEOPLE in its latest cover story that Anthony plans to take language classes because “she realizes she may have to live in another country.”

Casey Anthony's Parents Deny They're Shopping Around a Book

Are George and Cindy Anthony ready to tell their side of the story?

Don’t count on it.

Through a lawyer, the parents of Casey Anthony – and grandparents of her dead daughter, Caylee – have denied they are trying to get a book deal following their daughter’s acquittal of murder charges last month.

Cindy Anthony, George Anthony Attend Caylee Memorial

On the day that Caylee Anthony would have turned 6, her grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony, attended a public birthday memorial for the little girl.

Attendees released purple balloons (for Caylee’s favorite color) and butterflies in Florida near where her remains were found.

Several hundred people attended the memorial, and George and Cindy held hands and wore T-shirts that read, “You Will Always Remain In Our Hearts, Caylee Marie Anthony 2005-2008.”

Caylee Anthony's Sixth Birthday Passes with Memorial

Tuesday would have been Caylee Anthony’s sixth birthday.

But there will be no birthday party in the Anthony home. There will be no cake and no presents. Instead, there will be a memorial event near the woods where the Florida girl’s body was found. Members of the public are releasing balloons and butterflies in memory of the toddler who was last seen alive in June 2008.

Judge Postpones Ruling on Casey Anthony's Return to Orlando

Casey Anthony has caught another break.

The Florida woman who was acquitted last month of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, will not be required to return to Orlando, Fla., to serve probation in her check fraud case until a further ruling from the judge, which is expected late next week.

Casey Anthony May Not Return to Orlando

Casey Anthony may not return to her Central Florida home this week, despite a judge’s order that she report to probation in Orlando.

Casey Anthony Verdict Spurs a New 'Caylee's Law'

Four states – New York, Florida, Oklahoma and West Virginia – have put the wheels in motion to enact what is being called “Caylee’s Law.” It’s legislation that would force parents and guardians to report missing children within the first 24 hours of their disappearance.

Three more states are reported to be following suit.