The San Diego District Attorney turned her press conference over to Maurice DuBois immediately following the Gardner's arraignment at the San Diego District Court.
"We've spoke to law enforcement. They are working on Amber's case hand-in-hand with the crime scene for this," Maurice DuBois said last week. "The similarities, the accessibility, the location ... there are enough similarities."
On Monday, a source at the prosecutor's office told ABC News.com, that the district attorney had nothing to do with DuBois speaking at the same conference and that timing does not signal a connection between the cases.
"The press conference was held by the superior court," said the source. "We had nothing to do with it. We didn't invite them. The family said, 'As long as you have the cameras there, can we use them to talk about Amber?'"
In the first days that King disappeared, Maurice DuBois told ABC News.com that his family had offered emotional support to the King family and helped organize volunteers searching for the girl.
On Monday, the families' roles reversed and the Kings returned the favor when the grisly announcement that Amber's body had been found.
"We have spoken with the Dubois family and our hearts go out to them in this time of deep sadness," Kelly and Brent King said in a statement. "We share their indescribable grief for the loss of Amber's precious young life."
Gardner, convicted in 2000 for molesting a 13-year-old girl, pleaded not guilty to charges that he raped and murdered Chelsea King. Prosecutors have not yet determined if he will face the death penalty, a process that can take weeks.