North Port police in Florida confirmed Tuesday that no DNA analysis has been performed yet on the remains of Brian Laundrie.
“The identity of the remains found at the Carlton Reserve on Oct. 20 was confirmed by comparison to known dental records of Brian Laundrie,” a statement from the North Port Police Department read. “No DNA analysis has yet been performed on the remains.”
The statement also indicated that Laundrie’s remains will be analyzed for DNA, but not before the medical examiner is done with examinations.
The FBI previously announced that dental records confirmed that the remains belonged to Laundrie, but according to News Channel 8, rumors began shortly after, with people saying the remains were analyzed for DNA and were not a match to Laundrie. Police say that’s simply not true.
North Port police called it a “false report of DNA not matching Brian Laundrie.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Laundrie was wanted on a felony warrant following the death of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Gabby 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.”
Last week, the FBI announced that Laundrie’s remains were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida.
Laundrie’s parents reportedly told authorities that Laundrie fled to the Carlton Reserve while highly upset on September 13, even though his father begged him to stay at home. Chris Laundrie told his attorney that Brian Laundrie claimed he wanted to get some fresh air and take a hike at the reserve.
Laundrie’s parents reportedly stumbled upon some of his belongings, while authorities found his remains nearby.
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