The belongings of Brian Laundrie – the fiancé of Gabby Petito who has been missing for more than a month – have been found in a Florida nature reserve and a local medical examiner is called to the scene, officials said on Wednesday.
Laundrie’s parents directed FBI agents and North Port Police to the location where “certain items belonging to Brian were found,” according to a statement from Laundrie’s attorney, Steven Bertolino.
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie went to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian,” Bertolino said.
“The FBI and NPPD were made aware of Brian’s parents’ intentions last night and they met Chris and Roberta there this morning. After a brief search outside a lead that Brian was dating, items belonging to Brian were found. From now on, law enforcement is investigating further investigating this area.
The local medical examiner was called to the scene, but declined to say if he had been tasked with picking up human remains.
The entrance to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park is about five miles north of the Laundrie family home.
Laundromat is considered a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance.
His body was discovered on September 19 in the scattered camping area of Spread Creek in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming, and a coroner ruled that his death was a “manual strangulation” homicide.
Petito and Laundrie were traveling across the country, chronicling their travels on social media, before returning to his parents’ house in North Port, Fla., To arrive there on September 1 without his fiancee, police said.
Laundrie’s parents have kept a low profile ever since, telling investigators their son went on a hike on September 14 and never returned, sparking a nationwide manhunt.
During the search for the 22-year-old Long Island woman, Moab City, Utah, police released a body camera video capturing a distraught Petito following an alleged physical altercation with Laundrie .
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