[UPDATE]: Items and Human Remains of Brian Laundrie Found

Items and Possible Human Remains of Brian Laundrie Found

(UnitedVoice.com) – Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of murder victim Gabby Petito, has been missing for more than a month. His parents said the last time they saw him was on September 13, when he left to go hiking at a Sarasota County, Florida, nature preserve. Now, police may have found his body.

On October 20, news broke that Laundrie’s parents told North Port police they wanted to search for their son at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, a gateway to the Carlton Reserve. Officers trailed behind them while they searched, and at one point, walked up to the parents who said they’d found something. The media soon reported items belonging to the young man and possible human remains were found. The Sarasota County medical examiner arrived on the scene in the afternoon.

Wednesday afternoon, FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson confirmed there does appear to be human remains next to a backpack and notebook belonging to Laundrie. The area had previously been underwater.

Police officers have not identified a suspect in the murder of Gabby Petito. However, they have named Laundrie a person of interest, and the FBI had previously issued a warrant for his arrest for allegedly using Petito’s debit card after she was dead.

McPherson said law enforcement would likely be on the scene at the park for days.

UPDATE: As of 5:39 p.m. October 21, the FBI has identified the remains found as Brian Laundrie. We will keep you updated on this continuing story.

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