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Brian Laundrie update: Apparent human remains found likely connected to Gabby Petito’s boyfriend, parents’ attorney says – Fresno, California

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North Port, Florida- Apparent human body found by authorities in a park in Florida on Wednesday Most likely to belong to Brian Laundrie, Missing fiancee man Gabby Petito A Laundry lawyer told CNN last month that he was found deadly strangled.

Investigators also found a 23-year-old Laundry-owned backpack and notebook near a suspicious body while searching the Carlton Reserve in Northport, FBI special agent Michael McPherson said. Said. Several K-9 units and off-road vehicles were observed entering the reserve on Thursday morning to further explore the area.

Laundry’s family lawyer, Stephen Bertolino, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that “it’s likely Brian’s remains,” and Laundry’s parents were part of the search team.

“It’s very sad. You can find your son’s belongings next to his ashes and imagine him as a parent. It’s sad, and they can be said to be grieving,” he said Wednesday. I told you.

What can analysts learn from the relics found in the Brain Laundrie search?

This discovery occurred during a thorough search of laundry for over a month when authorities tried to tie it together. What happened to him and Petite when he traveled to the western United States this summer..

22-year-old Petite disappeared during the trip in the tension of their relationship, and her body was later found in Wyoming near where the couple was last seen together. .. Dr. Brent Blue, a Teton County coroner, determined her death to be a murder She died in a manual strangulation..

Laundry, who returned to his parents’ home in Florida alone, refused to speak to an investigator and went missing in a nearby nature reserve. He hasn’t been seen since September 13th.

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Although he has not been charged with her death He was charged with using two financial accounts that were not his own A few days after her murder.

A coroner arrives at the reserve on Wednesday, and it may take some time for the body to be officially identified. A source close to the investigation told CNN that the suspect remained “looks like he was there for a while.”

“Depending on the condition of the body, it may take some time to formally identify it. It will be a very thorough process with the coroner,” sources said.

It was the same park area that Laundry’s family told law enforcement to look at, Bertolino said. The identification process can take a long time, according to McPherson, as apparent bodies were found in areas that had been submerged until recently.

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Brian Laundry’s parents were on the scene when the body was found

Laundry’s family refused to speak publicly following legal advice, but they turned to authorities where he believed he might stay in the reserve, Bertolino said.

Parents (Chris and Roberta Laundry) helped law enforcement by finding some items in the park on Wednesday morning. Their lawyer described it as “happiness.”

According to Bertolino, Laundry’s parents told the FBI and Northport police on Tuesday night that they would like to visit the park Wednesday morning to find their son.

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Law enforcement agencies met them there and accompanied them closely as they entered the park, Bertolino said.

“As they entered further, Chris left the path and set foot in the woods. He was zigzag in various places, law enforcement agencies were doing the same, and Roberta Laundry. I was walking down the path, “Bertolino said. “At one point, Chris found a so-called dry bag. The dry bag is a white bag lying in the woods about 20 feet from the trail.”

According to Bertolino, Drybag had some problems and didn’t want to move because he wanted law enforcement agencies to see them. But Chris Laundry “couldn’t find law enforcement” because they couldn’t see them and didn’t want to put the bag with a news reporter standing nearby, so he picked it up, Explained Bertolino.

“He immediately met the law enforcement agency and looked at the contents of the bag, when the law enforcement officer showed him a picture of a backpack with the law enforcement officer nearby and a short distance from the sidewalk. “It was,” Bertolino told CNN.

“At that point, Laundry was informed that there were ruins near the backpack and asked to leave the reserve.”

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According to North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor, the suspect’s body was found “about 2-3 miles in the Carlton Reserve, or about a 45-minute walk” from the entrance to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. It is said that it was done.

When asked why his parents chose to go to the park on Wednesday, Bertolino said it was the first day it was generally reopened.

“Parents assume that experts, the FBI, and all the tracking teams they have can find Brian based on the information we provide for specific areas and trails in the park that Brian wants to visit. I was doing it, “said Bertolino. “The park wasn’t open to the public. There was no other reason for Laundry to go looking elsewhere.

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