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Caylee's Case: Skull's mouth was Duct taped

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ORANGE COUNTY, FL (CNN) - Investigators suspect the search for missing Florida toddler, Caylee Anthony, has come to an end. The remains of a child believed to be Caylee were found late last week by accident.

Sources said the skull had Duct tape wrapped around the mouth area, and there was a trail of bones in the area.

FBI agents sifted through buckets and buckets of dirt dug up from the wooded area believed to be little Caylee Anthony's shallow grave.

An Orange County meter reader happened to find a child's skull in a garbage bag after walking a few feet into the woods Thursday to relieve himself. He immediately called authorities.

Dispatch: "This is Orange County Utilities Emergency Dispatch."
Caller: "We found a human skull."
Dispatch: "Oh, my gosh."
Caller: "I know. We got."
Dispatch: "Is it a meter reader?"
Caller: "Yes."

They could be searching for more bones, but they probably discovered the most crucial evidence already: Duct tape stuck to the child's mouth with part of the flesh still in tact.

They'll test the DNA to determine if it's Caylee, but even Casey Anthony's defense team, seems to think it's her.

Reporter: "Do you believe this is Caylee?
Attorney: "Well, there is enough of an indication for us to come here with a motion for an inspection and preservation."

The judge declined to give the defense any rights to the body until it's ruled to be Caylee's. But neighbors are so convinced, they already started saying their goodbyes.

Neighbor: "I kinda think it's just really sad and unfortunate, and just a way to pay my respects by coming out here."

Police believe the remains are Caylee's, but DNA tests may take a week or more. Caylee disappeared in June, but her mother didn't report it for a month.

Casey Anthony has been charged with her daughter's murder.

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