TAPED TRANSCRIPT OF MR. DAVID PORTWOOD
INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CORPORAL MELICH
CASE NUMBER – 08-69208
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
YM – CORPORAL YURI MELICH
JA – SERGEANT JOHN ALLEN
DP – MR. DAVID PORTWOOD
8 YM: The date right now is July 12, 2008, (INVESTIGATORS NOTE: Should be
September 12 , not July) and the time right now is 1346 hours. I’m Detective
Melich with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, reference to Orange County case
number 08-069208. I’m at the Orange County Central Operations building with
Sergeant John Allen. Also present is a David Portwood?
13 DP: Correct.
14 YM: And uh, Mr. Portwood, you’re aware this is being recorded?
15 DP: Yes.
16 YM: Any objection to that?
17 DP: Uh, no objection.
18 YM: Okay. Uh, Mr. Portwood, would you please name, state your name and date of
birth for the record?
20 DP: Uh, David Portwood; P-O-R-T-W-O-O-D. Uhm, date of birth is
21 YM: Okay. We had a chance to speak to uhm, Rozzi Franco yesterday uh, about I
guess a dinner conversation you guys had some time back. Uh, first off, just
explain your relationship with Rozzi. Uh, just boyfriend/girlfriend, dating, friends?
24 DP: Well uh, we’re dating and we’re very seriously dating, uhm, and, and had been
doing so for the last uh, four, four and a half months.
Portwood, David/Case #08-69208/GG
1 YM: Okay. And she mentioned a, a certain I guess dinner conversation at a particular
restaurant. Would you please I guess explain what you remember?
3 DP: Yeah (affirmative). Uhm, we, we took off early uh, about two weeks ago on a
Friday, and to have a uhm, uh, an, or a, a late lunch, early dinner, and uhm, and
we went to Houston’s Restaurant in Winter Park, uh, off of uh, uhm, Orange, or
Orlando Avenue, excuse me. And uh, we were talking uhm, uh, about the uh,
Caylee Anthony case. And the uh, waitress uhm, kind of spoke up uh, and
overheard us talking about the case. And