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The FBI confirmed Thursday that remains recovered from Mykahatchy Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida on Wednesday belonged to Florida fugitive Brian Laundry.

According to the FBI, a comparison of dental records confirmed the identity of the 23-year-old.


Laundry’s former fiancée Gabby Pettito, 22, died near the Wyoming campsite the couple shared in late August. The FBI discovered his remains on September 19.

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“On October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that human remains found at T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Mykahatchi Creek Environmental Park belong to Brian Laundry,” the agency tweeted Thursday.

Remains were found near laundry-related items in the park on Wednesday.

Steven Bertolino, an attorney representing the Laundry family, confirmed the findings to Granthshala News.

“Chris and Roberta Laundry have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve actually belong to Brian. We have no further comment at this time and we ask that you respect the laundry’s privacy at this time,” Bertolino said. said.

Law enforcement officers visited Laundry’s home for about two minutes on Thursday afternoon, just before the news was announced.

Laundries himself helped lead police to the remains, visiting the park with a pair of officers on Wednesday and exploring an area where he has insisted for weeks his son likes to hike. With the water levels significantly lower this week, more land was visible, compared to Chris Laundry’s October 7 trip to the same field with investigators.

Laundry’s attorney Steve Bertolino told Granthshala News, “Chris confirmed with me just this morning that when he and Roberta looked, I believe it was on 14 (September), the whole area from the waist up. Was deep or high in the water.” Digital First Thursday. “The FBI confirmed yesterday that the area was flooded until recently. When that water receded, obviously more things were accessible.”

Images obtained exclusively by Fox News show Chris and Roberta Laundry at the Mayakahachi Creek Environmental Park with at least one law enforcement officer on Wednesday.

Laundry and Petito, both New York natives, were traveling on a cross-country road trip in Petito’s Ford Transit van over the summer before Petito was reported missing. Laundry gained national attention on September 1 after she returned to her parents’ home in North Port, Florida in Petito’s van — without her — and before disappearing herself less than two weeks later. Didn’t say anything about it.

Petito’s mother reported her missing on September 11 after spending more than a week trying to reach her daughter laundry and her parents.
Petito was last seen in public on August 27 at a restaurant called Mary Piglets in Jackson, Wyoming. That day, the laundry was seen by several eyewitnesses arguing with female restaurant workers.

Two weeks before the Wyoming fight, witnesses in Moab, Utah called police to report an apparent domestic dispute between the couple in which Laundry allegedly slapped Petito outside an organic grocery store in broad daylight and hit. Responding officers ultimately issued no charges in that incident.

Gabby Petito (Instagram)

Richard Stafford, a lawyer and spokesman for Petito’s parents, told Granthshala News’ Laura Ingle that the family was not immediately prepared to make a statement.

“They are mourning the loss of their beautiful daughter,” he said. “Gabby’s family will make a statement at the appropriate time and when they are emotionally ready.”

Many criminal profilers and advocates for domestic abuse survivors have speculated that the heated public outcry sparked an argument between the couple, which ultimately led to the death of Petito, who was told by Teton County coroner Dr. Brent Blue pronounced a murder verdict by strangulation earlier this month.