Orlando authorities say DNA tests confirm the skeletal remains recently found in the woods belong to missing toddler Caylee Anthony.

Caylee Anthony

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando authorities say DNA tests confirm the skeletal remains recently found in the woods belong to missing toddler Caylee Anthony.

A county medical examiner said at a news conference Friday that the remains match Caylee's DNA profile, and that the death is considered a homicide.

A utility worker stumbled upon the remains last week, less than a half-mile from where the girl lived.

Caylee had been missing since June.

Caylee's mother, 22-year-old Casey Anthony, was indicted in October on first-degree murder and other charges, even without a body.

She has insisted that she left the girl with a baby sitter in June, but she didn't report her missing until July.

A search team said they did not check the wooded area sooner because it was submerged in water.


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  • by Heather Location: Samson on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:47 PM
    this is sickening i have three daughters and can't imagine what i would do to someone who hurt them let alone how i could do it myself i see her picture and want to scoop up my girls in my arms and never let go
  • by Jacqui Location: Daleville on Dec 19, 2008 at 12:42 PM
    It's hard to fully express myself like I want to in a public forum. Caylee will never be forgotten, and this is such a heartbreaking case.
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