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Remains of little girl positively identified

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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