The Laundrie family attorney announced Wednesday that human remains found at the Carlton Reserve in Florida on Tuesday is likely of Brian Laundrie.
“This is the very area of the park that we initially informed law enforcement on, I believe it was Sept. 17, that Brian would be most likely in the preserve in this particular area,” lawyer Steve Bertolino said, according to the New York Post. “It was quite near the entrance, about 30 minutes in.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a law enforcement official said on Wednesday that partial remains were found at the Carlton Reserve, where Laundrie’s parents told police he was headed on September 13, the last day they saw him.
Earlier Wednesday, Bertolino also confirmed that articles belonging to Brian Laundrie were found at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, which is adjacent to the Carlton Reserve.
The FBI Tampa bureau announced Wednesday that the area they found Laundrie in had “up until recently been underwater,” making it difficult for searchers to find him. Laundrie’s parents eventually went to the reserve after authorities opened the area up to the public. They then discovered personal items that belonged to Laundrie.
So far, official identification of the remains has not been made.
Laundrie is wanted on a felony warrant following the death of Petito. Laundrie and Petito embarked on their cross-country trip in July, but by September 1, Laundrie returned to his parents’ North Port, Florida, home with Gabby’s van, but without Gabby.
On September 19, authorities found Gabby’s deceased body in a remote area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. According to Teton County coroner, Dr. Blue, Gabby died from strangulation; her death has been listed as a homicide.
Authorities issued the warrant for Laundrie after he allegedly used a Capitol One Bank debit card without permission following Gabby’s death. Laundrie is said to have used the card between August 30 and September 1, “knowingly and with intent to defraud.”
Laundrie’s parents have insisted they have no clue where he is. They claimed he left their residence with a backpack on and headed to the Carlton Reserve on September 13. They reported him missing four days later.
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