Partial human remains were found in a Florida nature park on Wednesday where law enforcement has searched for Brian Laundrie.
Last month the FBI confirmed the dead body found in a “very remote” area in the Grand Teton National Park on Sunday is indeed 22-year-old Gabby Petito.
Petito and her fiancé, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, were on a cross-country trip from New York to Oregon when 22-year-old Gabby disappeared.
Brian Laundrie disappeared and was believed to be somewhere on the west coast of Florida.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Laundrie’s parents found ‘articles’ belonging to Brian Laundrie in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.
“Chris and Roberta went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian,” Laundrie family lawyer Steven Bertolino said in an email. “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.
Partial human remains were found near a backpack on Wednesday.
NBC News reported:
Human remains were found in the same area as personal belongings of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé who’s been missing for over a month, officials said Wednesday.
A senior law enforcement official says what appears to be partial human remains have been found in Florida’s Carlton Reserve in a location that was previously under water. There is no confirmation the remains belong to Laundrie.
The remains were found near a backpack, according to this source, which may be consistent with the type of items Laundrie may have had in his possession.
The Wyoming coroner last Tuesday announced Gabby Petito died of strangulation.
“Our initial determination is the body was in the wilderness for three to four weeks” before she was found, Teton County Coroner Brent Blue told reporters.