FBI said they discovered apparent “human remains” in a Florida park. Agents found materials connected to Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in Gabby Petito’s killing, during the search. Laundrie has been gone for almost a month after returning to Florida without his girlfriend after a joint vacation. Authorities subsequently found her corpse in Wyoming, where the couple was vacationing.
Brian Laundrie Update: Partial Human Remains Near His Backpack, Notebook
FBI special agent Michael McPherson revealed at a press conference per BBC news on Wednesday that investigators had discovered “what looks to be human remains” during a search in the Carlton Reserve area.
He claimed officials found the remains with personal belongings of Laundrie, including a bag and notepad. According to McPherson, authorities found the suspected bones in a location that had been underwater until recently.
According to a published article in Reuters, the Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to a call on Wednesday morning to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, where the search for Laundrie was underway.
The suspected human remains “appear to have been there for a long,” a person close to the inquiry told CNN. The insider said official identification might take some time depending on the state of the remains. According to the source, the medical examiner will conduct a comprehensive investigation.
Family Lawyer: Laundrie’s Parents Looking For Brian, Too
Following the FBI’s update, 8 On Your Side via KARK contacted Steve Bertolino, the Laundrie family’s attorney. On Wednesday morning, Bertolino told 8 On Your Side, both of Laundrie’s parents went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park to look for Brian. He added that the FBI and North Port Police Department visited the Laundries’ parents, Chris and Roberta, at the park on Wednesday morning.
A mobile command unit from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was also spotted driving up to the search location Wednesday, in addition to the medical examiner’s office, FBI team, and North Port Police Department. Pasco County Sheriff’s Office acknowledged that it was also helping in the case.