On Wednesday, authorities searching for Brian Laundrie, who is wanted for the alleged murder of his 22-year-old girlfriend Gabby Petito, found human remains along with his backpack and notebook in a 25,000-acre Florida nature park.
“Earlier today investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie,” Michael McPherson, agent-in-charge of the FBI Tampa field office, told reporters, according to The New York Post.
“These items were found in an area that up until recently have been underwater,” McPherson added. “Our evidence response team is on scene using all available forensic resources to process the area. It’s likely the team will be on scene for several days.”
After describing Laundrie as “a person of interest in the murder of Gabby Petito,” McPherson declined to take any further questions.
The FBI has been searching for Laundrie ever since he went missing last month just after going hiking in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park and adjoining Carlton Reserve. The human remains and belongings were found the very same day that Laundrie’s parents joined the search for him.
“Chris and Roberta went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian,” said Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family’s lawyer. “The FBI and (North Port Police Department) were informed last night of Brian’s parents’ intentions and they met Chris and Roberta there this morning.”
“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 search of that area,” Bertolino added.
Bertolino went on to say that the remains were found “in an area where (Laundrie’s parents) had initially advised law enforcement that Brian may be.”
“Chris and Roberta will wait for the forensic identification of the human remains before making any additional comments,” he said.
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Pathologist Dr. Michael Baden told Daily Mail that it’s likely that the FBI already know whether the remains are Laundrie’s and that they would have been able to confirm it immediately.
“Dental is 99.9 percent immediately accurate. They know it’s him. But the cause of death might still take a while to determine. The cause of death has to be determined at autopsy, which probably won’t be performed till tomorrow or the next day,” he said.
Baden then said that the FBI is waiting for a more conclusive examination to determine the cause of death before announcing the findings to the public. We will update you further as this story develops.
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