Remains found in Fla. are missing child
Posted December 19, 2008 2:12 p.m. EST
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.