Brian Laundrie’s remains and clothing found in Florida park
Officials investigating Brian Laundrie’s disappearance found human remains and “certain items” of his clothing on a trail in Florida.
Partial human remains were found on the Carlton Reservation in Florida, a law enforcement official said on Wednesday, according to NBC News. However, did not provide any further details about the remains.
“Material of interest” was also found this morning as part of the Brian Laundrie search, the FBI Tampa field office said in a tweet.
UPDATE: Objects of interest were located at the Carlton Reservation this morning as part of the Brian Laundrie search. a #FBI The Evidence Response Team deals with the scene. The reserve is closed to the public and no further details are available at this time. @FBIDenver pic.twitter.com/itOYRpY6fp
– FBI Tampa (@FBITampa) 20 October 2021
The objects were found on a trail he frequented at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, near his family’s home, family lawyer Steven Bertolino said, according to CNN.
“After a brief search outside of a runway that Brian frequented, items belonging to Brian were found. For the moment, the police are carrying out a more in-depth investigation in this area, ”he added.
CNN also reported that a corpse dog and two spotters were also on site with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Laundrie, a wanted fugitive in the Gabby Petito murder case, has been missing for several weeks.
Laundrie’s parents went to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park early Wednesday morning to search for their son with the FBI and the North Port Police Department.
A spokesperson for the Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to Fox News that officials were called to Myakkahatchee Park but refused to give more information.
The spokesperson declined to share the found clothes and the FBI did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.
The park, which only reopened on Tuesday after a week of searching for laundry, is now closed.
The FBI has issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie, who had already been named a person of interest in the investigation into the homicide of his fiancée Petito, last month.
Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, recently accused Laundrie’s parents of withholding critical information about her daughter’s death.
“I think they probably know, if not all, that they know most of the information. I’d just like, face to face, to ask, “Why are you doing this?” Just tell me the truth, ”Schmidt said in an interview with 60 Minutes Australia.
The FBI confirmed on September 21 that the body of 22-year-old Petito was found in Wyoming and that the cause of his death was considered homicide. The autopsy results indicated that she died of strangulation.
–Update at 2:59 p.m.