The Caylee Anthony autopsy report released Friday listed “homicide by undetermined means” as the cause of the toddler’s death.
Overlapping pieces of tape were found over Anthony’s mouth by the examiners.
The tape was still attached to head hair, and the skull was separate from the other body parts, said Dr. Jan Garavaglia, chief medical examiner who oversaw the autopsy, CNN reported.
Caylee Anthony was 2 years old and 10 months at the time of her disappearance. Her body was found, skeletonized, on December 11, 2008 in woods less than a mile from her grandparents' home.
Her mother, Casey Anthony, 23, is charged with first degree murder and could be sentenced to death if convicted. The mother was arrested July 16, 2008, while Caylee was still missing.
According to University of Florida professor, Dr. John Schultz, the statement that Caylee’s body had been in the woods for at least six months would not be inconsistent with his medical findings.
Casey Anthony has remained behind bars in Orlando since her arrest.