FBI confirms remains found in park belong to Brian Laundrie
Authorities confirmed Thursday remains found in a Florida park Wednesday are those of Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito who was wanted by authorities in connection to her murder.
FBI Denver announced dental records confirmed the human remains at the Carlton Reserve are those of Laundrie, who had been missing since mid-September.
#UPDATE: On October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie. @FBITampa pic.twitter.com/ZnzbXiibTM
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) October 21, 2021
Special Agent Michael McPherson with the FBI Tampa Division confirmed Wednesday human remains and a backpack and notebook belonging to Laudrie had been discovered in an area that had been underwater until recently.(RELATED: Feds Pull Guns On Man That Looks Just Like Brian Laundrie Hiking On The Appalachian Trail)
“Earlier today, investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie,” McPherson said Wednesday.
The Sarasota County Medical Examiner along with a cadaver dog were called to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park Wednesday after Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta, told the FBI and North Port Police Department they would help search for their son.
North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor told CNN the items found along with the remains were “consistent with what he was believed to be wearing.”
Taylor reportedly indicated the items had been there for some time.
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