Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-22 09:11:26 –
As of Tuesday, the FBI is the lead in the search for Laundry, who remains interested in Petit’s disappearance and death.
On Monday, the North Port Police Department stopped searching for laundry on 25,000 acres of the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County.
A NPPD spokeswoman said in a statement Monday, “At this point, I believe we have exhausted all our means to find the site (Carlton Reserve).” “Law enforcement is still searching for Brian Laundrie. We will update it further if available.”
However, the FBI resumed the investigation when it took over the case on Tuesday.
Authorities are currently searching an area about 30 minutes from the first ground in the Carlton Reserve, which police searched over the weekend.
Nearly 12 agencies are assisting in the search for laundry, including the North Port Police Station, FBI, Florida Wildlife Commission, Sarasota, Lee, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, and Sarasota and Venice Police Stations. The K9 search and rescue team is also supporting the search.
Law enforcement agencies are well equipped to carry out investigations.
“We have multiple drone operators dispatched to ATVs, UTVs, and numerous teams, so we combine resources to deploy them and make them inaccessible in the event of flooded areas or terrain. “We will deploy the drone directly into the woodlands,” said Joe Hussel, officer of the Northport Police Department.
Authorities have several tools to help with the search, but harsh terrain and rain are hampering the investigation.
According to Northport police, the Carlton Reserve is a vast and relentless place, with water deep in many areas. Crew members must roam swamps infested with crocodiles and snakes, flooded hiking and cycling trails.
“The terrain is very difficult,” Husserl said. “Basically, 75% of it is underwater and the rest of the area is dry, so we’re trying to clean it. We’re wet by the end of the day and for Brian Laundry I look forward to checking the entire region. “
Authorities are using Bloodhound dogs for the search. However, a former FBI agent who has been working to find people in extreme environments said the amount of water in the area made it difficult to find dogs.
“They lose the feeling that they can’t keep track of the scent,” said former FBI Special Agent Brian Kensel. “I understood a few days ago. Law enforcement agencies picked up some clothing and clothing from Brian Laundry’s house just for that purpose before starting the search yesterday.”
Kensel asked the same question when asked why the search was stopped on Monday and resumed the next day.
“I saw it. Last night I saw an announcement that I felt I had run out of all the ways to search, that is, the means, and obviously something changed overnight with respect to the information developed. “Mr. Kensel said.
There are reports that laundromats have been found in Panhandle, Alabama and Florida. However, officials said after further investigation, these allegations did not apply.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has issued a statement via Twitter to address rumors that the laundromat was detained.
Despite rumors on social media tonight #BrianLaundrie At this time, it is not under the control of our distributors. We can confirm that we have received reports of “suspected sightings”, but none are accurate. pic.twitter.com/MrW4bKwuc2
— SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff) September 22, 2021
This story was originally published by Vanessa Alyzer at Scripps Station WFTS In Tampa, Florida.