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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Remains Of Young Child Found Near Anthony Home, appears to be the body of Caylee Anthony !

Remains Of Young Child Found Near Anthony Home, Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 updated: 11:56 am EST Fla.The remains of a young child were located in east Orange County Thursday morn, less than a half-mile from Casey Anthony's parents' home as per the Sheriff's Office.

An Orange County water meter reader, who had gone to relieve himself, discovered a bag in the area of Chickasaw Trail and Suburban Drive see map, around three-tenths of a mile from the Anthonys' home map from location to Anthonys' home. There is an overflow drainage pond behind the row of houses where the body of the child was found.

According to information obtained by Eyewitness News, when the meter reader picked up the bag a skull fell out. The Orange County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to Eyewitness News that the body is a young child.

"We are assuming they are the remains of a victim," said Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Solomons. It is not clear at this point whether the body was that of Caylee Anthony.

"We know we have a recent discovery. We have investigators on the scene. We need to determine what we have," said Solomons. Reports from the scene say deputies have set up a perimeter near a small retention pond. Eyewitness News report Kathi Belich said sources told her they were taking this very seriously and would expedite DNA test to determine if the remains were indeed Caylee's.

Investigators told her they were "very optimistic" they had found the missing girl. Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, has been charged with murder in connection with the case. She is currently in the Orange County jail.

Dr. Michael Baden, a forensics expert, said DNA tests would likely confirm what other evidence at the scene would tell investigators. For example, detectives say there was duct tape on the bag and skull that were found.
Baden said detectives would be able to match that tape and bag to other tape and bags they had previously gathered from the trunk of Casey Anthony's car.

"They can tell the age and height of the child. They'll have a good sense of if it's Caylee. The DNA will just confirm the evidence," said Baden. Tim Miller, founder of the Texas-based search group Equusearch, said he had been called by law enforcement officials and told they believed they had found Caylee Anthony.

"The words were, 'Tim, it looks like we got her,'" said Miller. "I'm surprised. It was one of them cases I thought would have never been found… I thought the best thing that would ever happen is that one day we could go to a funeral and say good-bye to this little girl… and it looks like that will happen."

"I'm just overcome with emotion and grief right now," said bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, who has been a major part of search efforts to find Caylee's body.

CASEY ANTHONY MURDER TRIAL POSTPONED; During Thursday morning's pre-trial hearing in the case against Casey Anthony, the judge postponed the trial until sometime in March per attorney Jose Baez's request.



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