Brian Laundrie’s remains were found in Florida, FBI confirms – .

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Brian Laundrie’s remains were found in Florida, FBI confirms – .


The FBI has confirmed that the human remains found in a Florida nature reserve are those of fugitive Brian Laundrie.
Investigators confirmed the identification of Mr Laundrie’s skeletal remains the day after they were found in the Carlton Reservation near his backpack and clothing.

Law enforcement officials say the identification was made using dental records and the announcement came 38 days after Gabby Petito’s fiancé was reportedly last seen by her parents.

“On October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found in the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie,” the FBI office tweeted at Denver.

Petito’s family acknowledged the development shortly after his announcement.

“Gabby’s family are not doing interviews or making statements at this time,” said Petito-Schmidt family attorney Rick Stafford.

“They mourn the loss of their beautiful daughter. Gabby’s family will make a statement at the appropriate time and when they are emotionally ready.

Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino said the family had been made aware of the identification of their son’s body.

“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday on the reserve are those of Brian,” Bertolino said in a statement.

“We have no further comments at this time and we ask that you respect the privacy of the Laundrie family at this time. “

The remains were discovered the same day Laundrie’s parents made their first visit to the park since it reopened.

Mr Bertolino told CNN that the area in which the remains were found was “the very area of ​​the park that we initially briefed law enforcement on,” when they met with police on September 17.

Earlier today, North Port Police said the human remains found on the Carlton Reservation were likely those of a human.

A police band is restricting access to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on October 20, 2021 in North Port, Florida.

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“These are human remains, no doubt over there. I would say the remains match those of an individual, you know skeletal remains, ”North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor told CNN.

Investigators also found clothing believed to belong to Brian Laundrie.

“That (the clothes) was there too. It matches what he was supposed to wear, ”added Taylor.

Petito, 22, and Laundrie, 23, had spent the summer traveling the western United States in his white van, regularly posting photos and videos of their ‘van life’ adventure to social media .

On August 12, Moab, Utah, police met the couple after a passer-by reported a physical altercation between them.

Despite the scuffle, “the man and woman said they were in love and engaged and did not desperately want to see anyone charged with a crime,” said a report from Constable Eric Pratt.

Officers suggested the couple go their separate ways for the night and described Petito as “confused and emotional”.

The police department has been widely criticized for its handling of the incident and city officials have opened a review on the matter.

But Petito’s assignments suddenly ceased in August, and Laundrie returned home to her family in Florida without her on September 1.

When Petito’s family could not contact her, she reported her missing 10 days later as Laundrie refused to cooperate with investigators.

He then went missing, his family saying they believed he had gone to the nature reserve, where his remains were eventually found.

Petito’s remains were discovered in a remote Wyoming National Forest on September 19, where they were last seen together.

Several days later, Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue ruled her death a homicide and announced that she died by manual strangulation.

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