The human stays present in a Florida nature protect Wednesday belong to Brian Laundrie, the FBI confirmed Thursday.
Law enforcement recognized the stays by “a comparison of dental records.”
Earlier Thursday, native police confirmed that the stays discovered had been skeletal, in line with one particular person, and in line with what Laundrie was regarded as sporting. Steven Bertolino, a lawyer for the Laundrie and his mother and father, acknowledged to reporters earlier than Thursday’s affirmation that “the probability is pretty high” that the stays belonged to his shopper.
Authorities trying to find Laundrie — who was the only individual of curiosity within the murder of his fiancee, Gabby Petito — discovered these stays within the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, a wilderness space near the place Laundrie’s mother and father stated their son had left to go mountain climbing over a month in the past however then by no means returned home to the home he shared with them in North Port, Florida.
The stays weren’t instantly recognized as belonging to Laundrie, 23, however authorities shared that a few of his private objects had been discovered close by.
Confirmation of Laundrie’s demise complicates the seek for solutions as to what occurred to Petito, 22, who’d been on an prolonged, multi-state street journey with Laundrie main as much as her disappearance. Weeks earlier than Petito’s physique was discovered strangled to demise in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park ― one of many spots on their journey ― Laundrie had returned home to Florida with out her, and neither he nor his mother and father would cooperate with police on the investigation into her disappearance.
An lawyer for the Petito household stated they might reply to information of Laundrie’s demise at a later date.
“Gabby’s family is not doing interviews or making a statement at this time,” their lawyer stated in a press release. “They are grieving the loss of their beautiful daughter. Gabby’s family will make a statement at the appropriate time and when they are emotionally ready.”
Throughout the ordeal, Petito’s household has publicly begged the Laundrie household to assist them discover solutions and repeatedly stated they believed he and his mother and father had been preserving details about her demise and disappearance from them.
Bertolino declined to remark Thursday on whether or not Laundrie’s mother and father imagine their son was concerned in Petito’s demise.
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