The meter reader who last week discovered the remains of a small child in woods near the house of missing toddler Caylee Anthony had called sheriff's deputies to the area on three consecutive days in August, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday.
The meter reader isn't a suspect in the girl's disappearance but the sheriff's office was investigating what led him to call and how deputies responded in August, said Capt. Angelos Nieves, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
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"There are a lot of questions about the thoroughness of that response," Nieves said.
Caylee's 22-year-old mother, Casey Anthony, was charged in October with killing daughter, who was reported missing in July.
"This is a perfect example of why the public and media should not be prejudging the case," said Todd Black, a spokesman for Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez. "I would imagine the meter reader should get an attorney before the sheriff's office accuses him of a crime."
The remains found by the meter reader have not been positively identified. Because of their location and size authorities believe they are the missing toddler, who was 2 when she disappeared last summer.
Crime scene technicians on Thursday spent an eighth day at the crime scene sifting through dirt and scouring the woods. They have found "significant" skeletal remains in the same area where a child's skull was found last week, Nieves said.
The bones appear to be those of a small child, he said.
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