After items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness park, reports that human remains were discovered nearby broke just hours later.
Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, took part in the search Wednesday with the FBI and police from North Port, Florida, more than a month after Laundrie was reported missing after heading to the vast Carlton Reserve park.
“After a brief search off a trail that Brian frequented some articles belonging to Brian were found,” attorney Steven Bertolino said in a text to The Associated Press. “As of now law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area.”
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The FBI field office in Tampa also issued a statement on Twitter confirming that “items of interest” were found in the Laundrie search but did not describe them further at the time.
“An FBI Evidence Response team is processing the scene. The reserve is closed to the public and no further details are available at this time,” the statement said.
The Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed it had been summoned to the reserve but would not comment further.
At 3:00 p.m. Eastern, reports emerged that partial human remains had been found at the site —
Possible human remains have been found in the area where items belonging to Brian Laundrie were located on Wednesday.https://t.co/XjfNQyazpD
— KSHB 41 News (@KSHB41) October 20, 2021
Laundrie, 23, is a person of interest in the killing of Petito, who was reported missing Sept. 11 by her parents while the couple was on a cross-country trip out West.
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Petito’s body was found Sept. 19 on the edge of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, which the couple had visited. The coroner there concluded she died of strangulation and her body had been where it was found for three or four weeks.
The couple was stopped Aug. 12 by police in Moab, Utah, after they had a physical altercation, but no charges were filed.
Laundrie returned home alone Sept. 1 in the Ford van the couple took on their trip. He was reported missing after telling his parents on Sept. 14 that he was going for a hike in the Carlton Reserve, a nature preserve in Sarasota County that has for weeks been a key area in the search.
The activity Wednesday was focused on the nearby Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, where television news reports showed numerous law enforcement vehicles arriving and a tent set up inside the woods. The location is where a Ford Mustang that Laundrie drove to the wilderness was found.
Laundrie is charged in a federal Wyoming indictment with unauthorized use of a debit card, which would allow authorities to arrest him if he is found alive.
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It alleges Laundrie used a Capital One Bank card and someone’s personal identification number to make unauthorized withdrawals or charges worth more than $1,000.
It does not say to whom the card belonged or what type of charges were made.
The Associated Press contributed to this article