SEE IT: Police Resume Search of Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie as Autopsy Set For Remains Found in Wyoming

Authorities in Florida are continuing the search for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend Brian Laundrie in a nature reserve where Laundrie’s parents said he was headed last week before he disappeared.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Laundrie’s parents told police on Friday that they had not seen him since Tuesday, when he told them he was going for a hike at Carlton Nature Reserve in Sarasota County. On Sunday, investigators found human remains matching Petito’s description in Bridger-Teton National Forest, weeks after Petito fell out of contact with her family during a cross-country road trip with Laundrie.

Laundrie returned to Florida on September 1 in a converted camper van registered to his girlfriend, but without Petito. Last week, police named Laundrie as a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance but no criminal charges have been filed, and Laundrie has not agreed to speak to police.

Investigators in Florida had suspended the search for Laundrie on Monday as the FBI executed a search warrant at Launrdie’s family home in North Port, where he and Petito are believed to have lived before leaving for the road trip in June.

On Tuesday, North Port police spokesperson Josh Taylor said in an email statement that investigators were returning to Carlton Reserve to resume the search for Laundrie. Below is the email statement:

Alright, we’re gonna get after this again. 

The North Port Police Department, along with our law enforcement partners, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Wildlife Commission, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Sarasota Police Department, Venice Police Department, K9 search and rescue teams, and other government partners continue working to establish the whereabouts of 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito. Tuesday, we will once again continue our search efforts in the Carlton Reserve, where Brian reportedly visited a week ago today to go hiking. This time, moving in from the Venice side of the area, along with adjoining lands. A weekend ground search and aerial search Monday of the 25-thousand-acre preserve has yet to yield any answers, but we must press on.

Please be aware, the Carlton Reserve is a vast and unforgiving location at times. It is currently waste [sic] deep in water in many areas. This is dangerous work for the search crews as they are wading through gator and snake infested swamps and flooded hiking and biking trails.

This is an FBI led criminal investigation and North Port Police are assisting our federal partner in any way we can to bring this investigation to a close.

…We join the FBI in asking for continued public assistance by sharing any information through the tip lines 1-800-CALL FBI or

We will work to provide photos and video from the search Tuesday. There are no plans for a presser at this moment.

The North Port Police department posted photos of the search on Twitter Tuesday. The photos indicate the police did address the media on Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, a medical examiner is expected to perform an autopsy on the body found in Wyoming, which has not yet been positively identified.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.