Brian Laundrie

No Funeral for Brian Laundrie, Remains Will Be Cremated: Attorney

Chris and Roberta Laundrie are not planning to hold a funeral for their son.

Brian Laundrie’s body will be cremated and the cremains given to his parents “when the time comes,” Fox News producer Claudia Kelly-Bazan tweeted Saturday night.’

Laundrie’s decomposed body was found Wednesday in the Carlton Reserve, where his parents said he’d gone hiking on September 13. An autopsy was unable to provide a manner or cause of death, Laundrie attorney Steven Bertolino said, and the body is being sent to an anthropologist for further examination, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

Laundrie left his parents house in North Port, Florida, two days after his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was formally reported missing, although her family had been desperately seeking information about her whereabouts for two weeks, since they last heard from her. She and Laundrie set off on a cross-country road trip in July, and Petito kept in close contact with her family until near the end of August. Laundrie returned home shortly after Petito’s last contact with her family, arriving home on September 1 without his girlfriend but driving her van.

Even after their son returned alone, the Laundries ignored Petito’s family’s increasingly desperate pleas for information and did not tell them that he was back in Florida without their daughter.

The 23-year-old left the house on September 13, telling his parents he was going hiking. When he hadn’t returned by the end of the week, the Laundries filed a missing person report of their own. Petito’s strangled body was found two days later at a remote campsite in Wyoming, while the FBI and other law enforcement continued their search for her boyfriend.

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