A K-9 handler, who’s also a former police officer, says it is “highly suspicious” that cadaver dogs missed Brian Laundrie’s remains, which were found in a Florida reserve on Wednesday, weeks after the FBI scoured the area with scent-sniffing canings.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Brian Laundrie was wanted on a felony warrant following the death of 22-year-old 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.”
After arriving at his parents’ home, Laundrie stayed until September 13; that’s when he told his parents he was going to the Carlton Reserve in Florida to clear his head and get some fresh air. Weeks passed without a word from Laundrie, and speculation continued to surface that his parents had helped him escape.
On Thursday, the FBI announced that Laundrie’s remains were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida.
According to News Nation Now, former police officer and K-9 handler, Kyle Heyen, said he has no idea how cadaver dogs missed the human smell, even if the remains were previously underwater.
“If the body had been there, when they went by with cadaver dogs, and the body had been there for more than two or three minutes, the odor would have come through the water,” Kyle Heyen said on Dan Abrams Live.
“They should have been able to locate that body. It’s highly suspicious,f the body was there at that time, x weeks ago, and if it’s the same dog and the same quality of dog or same quality of training, they should have found him. They would have detected Laundrie’s body.”
On Wednesday, Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, left their residence in North Port and searched in the Myakkahatchee, which is next to the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve. The Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, said, “some articles belonging to Brian were found,” by the Laundries shortly after they started searching.
Later, the FBI announced that human remains were found near the area where the belongings were located, and confirmed the remains were of Laundrie.
Since the announcement, many people have questioned how Laundrie’s parents found their son’s belongings so fast, something that the FBI didn’t do for weeks.
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