Law Experts: Fla. Conviction Possible Without Body

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors have DNA tests and hair
samples. They have testimony about "the smell of death" in the
trunk of the suspect's car. What they do not have is a body.

Prosecutors building a case against a single 22-year-old Florida
mother accused of killing her young daughter will have to rely on
forensic evidence and persuade a jury that Casey Anthony lacks
credibility and had a motive, legal experts say.

To help build the case, the prosecutor will be using what he
described as cutting-edge forensic tests, including air testing for
compounds released when a body decomposes.

Since 3-year-old Caylee Anthony's disappearance was reported in
July, investigators have taken air samples from her mother's car
trunk and tested for the presence of her DNA. Hair samples also
have been analyzed.

A judge denied Anthony bond today. She will be arraigned in
about a month.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by a mother Location: al on Oct 15, 2008 at 08:40 PM
    it would be a miracle if little CAYLEE was found alive but my mind tells me shes not.i just pray her body will be found and she will have a burial.then maybe every one can begin to heal.this is such a sad situation for all heart goes out to the GRANDFATHER. he looks so lost .i pray for all
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