FBI: Apparent human remains found near items belonging to Brian Laundrie

Brian Laundrie

The articles were found while his parents searched a trail

Posted: Oct 20, 2021 11:36 AM
Updated: Oct 20, 2021 3:43 PM

Police have recovered apparent human remains that have not been identified in the search for Brian Laundrie, the FBI said Wednesday.

Authorities also found items belonging to Laundrie, like a backpack and notebook, officials said.

Items found in the area had been underwater until recently.

Articles belonging to Laundrie were found Wednesday by his parents, said Stephen Bertolino, an attorney for Laundrie's family.

Bertolino said the articles were found while his parents searched off a trail that Laundrie frequented in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida, a nature park that's been the center of the search for Laundrie.

Law enforcement is now searching the area, Bertolino said.

The medical examiner’s office in Sarasota has been called to the preserve, a spokesperson for the office told ABC News.

A massive search for Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old woman who went missing on a cross-country trip and who authorities confirmed as the body discovered in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming, has been ongoing.

Read more from ABC News HERE

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