Sales of Caylee doll suspended

January 27, 2009 9:08:28 AM PST
Sales have been halted of a new doll that bears the name of Caylee Anthony, the Florida toddler who was allegedly killed at the hands of her mother. Specifically, it was called the "Caylee Sunshine" doll, and was made by Jaime Salcedo of Jacksonville, Florida.

The toy stands at 18 inches, and sings "My Little Sunshine" when you push her belly. It's the same song Caylee can be heard singing in a home video.

The annoucement that sales were suspended was posted on a website to sell the doll, saying they came to the decision not to sell it on "the advice of the general public."

Critics have blasted the dollmaker, saying he's trying to profit off a murdered little girl.

Salcedo said that's not the case at all, and says he planned on donating the profits from the doll to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

"We're not trying to get rich, we're putting ourselves at a whole lot of risk, Salcedo said.

He said the goal of the doll is to celebrate and pay tribute to Caylee Anthony, and the life she never got the chance to live.

The doll doesn't look like Caylee at all, and Salcedo says he deliberately made it that way so he wouldn't offend the Anthony family.

Salcedo says he just wants to use the doll to promote awareness.

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