DNA tests confirm remains are 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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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)-Investigators are expected to announce the identity of a little girl's remains found more than a week ago near the home of missing toddler Caylee Anthony.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office and the medical examiner are scheduled to hold a news conference Friday afternoon near the woods where a utility worker found the remains.

The utility worker also is scheduled to make a statement later Friday regarding his discovery.

The girl's mother Casey Anthony is being held on a first-degree murder charge in the toddler's death. She has pleaded not guilty