BREAKING: Medical Examiner Called to Nature Reserve Where Items Belonging to Brian Laundrie Were Found [LIVESTREAM]

Update: 12:35 p.m. ET.

WLFA reports that the Sarasota County Medical Examiner has been called to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on Thursday, after the Laundrie family lawyer reported that articles belonging to fugitive Brian Laundrie were found at the park, which re-opened to the public on Tuesday. It is not yet known if there is any evidence of human remains.

CrimeOnline will continue to update this developing story.


The parents of Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie are at a nature reserve in Sarasota County amid reports that articles possibly belonging to Laundrie have been found at the nature reserve that investigators have been searching for weeks.

Laundrie’s parents told police they last saw him on September 13 when he said he was going for a hike at the Carlton Reserve, which is adjacent to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, where the items were reportedly found on Thursday. As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park re-opened to the public on Tuesday.

The Laundrie family attorney told New Nation Now reporter Brian Entin that items belonging to Brian Laundrie had been found at the reserve where there is an increased police presence on Wednesday.

“Chris and Roberta Laundrie went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian. The FBI and NPPD were informed last night of Brian’s parents’ intentions and they met Chris and Roberta there this morning,” lawyer Steven Bertolino said. “After a brief search off a trail that Brian frequented some articles belonging to Brian were found. As of now law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area.”

WFLA had earlier reported that the items are believed to be clothing articles, though the lawyer did not specify that it was clothing.

WFLA is hosting a live feed from the scene, which is reportedly delayed due to the remote location.

On September 19, Laundrie’s girlfriend Gabby Petito was found dead in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Park. She had lost contact with her family weeks earlier while on a cross-country road trip with Laundrie.

Laundrie, 23, was named a person of interest Petito’s disappearance but has not yet been named a suspect in her murder. A medical examiner determined that Petito, 22, died of manual strangulation.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available