BREAKING: Human remains found in Florida confirmed to be those of BrianLaundrie, says FBI
The FBI confirmed Thursday that the remains are those of Gabby Petito’s 23-year-old fiancé and the only person of interest in her death.
Ina statement, the FBI's Denver field office, which has been leading the investigation, said a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found in Carlton Reserve and the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Sarasota County, Fla., Wednesday were those of Laundrie.
Steven Bertolino, an attorney for Laundrie's parents, said that police came to their North Port, Fla., home late Thursday afternoon to notify them.On Wednesday, partial human remains, as well as a backpack and notebook belonging to Laundrie, were found along a trail in the Myakkahatchee park, which is adjacent to the 24,565-acre Carlton Reserve, where Laundrie’s parents told police they believed he was headed when they reported him missing last month.
Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito in an undated photo. (North Port, Fla., Police/Handout via Reuters/File)Bertolino said on Wednesday that Laundrie’s parents had gone to the park to search for their son that morning and met with North Port police and the FBI. headtopics.com
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian," Bertolino said in a statement. "After a brief search of a trail that Brian frequented, some articles belonging to Brian were found.”
The remains were found in an area that until recently was under water, the FBI said. The Sarasota County Medical Examiner's Office and a cadaver dog from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office were called in to assist in the investigation.Earlier Thursday,
NBC News reportedthat the remains were "skeletal" and included part of a human skull.Laundrie’s parents reported him missing on Sept. 17, two days before Petito’s body was found near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.Gabby Petito. (via Facebook)
An autopsy was conducted by the Teton County Coroner’s Office, which concluded that the 22-year-old’s death was. Read more: Yahoo Singapore »
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