FBI confirms human remains found in Florida park this week belong to Brian Laundry person of interest only In Gabby Petito Case who is making himself missing since last month.

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NS FBI Denver Field Office Confirmed That dental records were used to refer to North Port PD as “bones” were found Wednesday at Mykahatchy Creek Environmental Park in North Port.


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Human remains were found on Wednesday at Mykahatchy Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida, along with a backpack and a notebook attached to the laundry. Officials told a news conference that it would take time to identify the remains, which are being examined by forensic teams.

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Laundry’s Parents, Joe Reported missing from his North Port home since September 14, Was in the park on Wednesday morning and appeared “emotional” as he left, Granthshala News reported. Earlier, Bertolino had confirmed that Chris and Roberta Laundry were present when the remains and objects were found.

Michael McPherson, the head of the Tampa FBI office, said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference that investigators were “working hard” to get answers. He said the items and remains were found in a marshy area – home to crocodiles, snakes, coyotes and other wildlife – that was previously underwater.

“It is likely that the team will be on site for several days,” McPherson said.

K9 dogs trained to locate human remains returned to the park on Thursday Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

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Brian Laundry Wants On One federal warrant, Between August 30 and September 1, he was charged with fraudulent intent for one or more unauthorized uses of Pettito’s bank card, which took more than $1,000. Authorities have not named him a suspect in Petito’s murder.

A Wyoming Coroner Said Pettito died by strangulation, and his body was likely to lay out for four weeks, but no suspects have been officially named in his death.

Petito disappeared during a cross-country trip with her fiancé Brian Laundry in a converted camper van, prompting a nationwide search for the 22-year-old that ended with authorities Finding His Remains in Wyoming National Park.

Laundry was returned to their shared North Port home in a camper van on 1 September – alone. Pettito’s disappearance was not reported until September 11, when neither his family nor his family heard any news of him after Laundry returned to Florida.

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Brian Laundry’s parents visit Florida park

After days of intense exploration at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park and nearby sprawling Carlton Reserve Park, things had calmed down earlier this week — and the park reopened to the public on Tuesday as well.

But interest turned once again to the park on Wednesday when Laundry’s parents participated in a search with the FBI and police from the North Port.

According to Granthshala News, Laundry’s parents left their North Port home just before 7:15 a.m. ET and drove to the park, where two men in hiking gear — at least one of whom disguised themselves as law enforcement officers. I recognized – were following behind them. . Laundry and one of the men appeared to discuss a search before the parents left the park, which was then closed to the media and the public.

Laundry found a white bag and a dark object after traveling through a patch of brambles during a clearing at the edge of the brush. According to Granthshala News, they can be seen putting the item in the bag and handing it over to a law enforcement officer.

Images obtained exclusively by Granthshala News show Chris and Roberta laundry at Mayakahachi Creek Environmental Park with at least one law enforcement officer on October 21, 2021.

The family’s attorney, Steven Bertolino, later confirmed in a statement, “Chris and Roberta Laundry went to Mykahatchy Creek Environmental Park to search for Brian this morning.” “The FBI and NPPD were informed last night of the intentions of Brian’s parents and they met with Chris and Roberta this morning. After a brief search Brian had found some articles related to Brian. So far, Law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area.”

After this the dogs of the bodies and a medical examiner were called to the park. The FBI later confirmed that human remains were found in an area that had previously been underwater – not uncommon for a swampy Florida park – along with a notebook and backpack belonging to the laundry.

Investigators are now working to confirm the identity of the remains.

“I know you have a lot of questions, but we don’t have all the answers yet,” McPherson declined to take questions from reporters on Wednesday. “We’re working diligently to get those answers for you.”

After that the laundry family had nothing to add.

“Chris and Roberta will await forensic identification of the human remains before making any additional comments,” Attorney Steve Bertolino told Granthshala 13 News.

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The disappearance and murder of Gabby Petito

Pettito’s body was found on September 19 at the edge of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, where it was added. The coroner there concluded that he died of strangulation and that his body had been lying there for three or four weeks.

Their cross-country journey began earlier this summer from their shared home with Laundry’s parents in North Port, traveling north to Long Island, New York, and then west. According to his social media accounts, the goal was to reach Oregon by the end of October.

However, the laundry returned to his parents’ house. north port In the camper van on September 1. Petito also lived there but he was not with him when he returned. By September 11, Petito’s family reported her missing, launching a search that attracted the attention of the entire nation.

Police said Laundry and his family had refuse to cooperate Will not talk to more officials with investigation.

it was later It is learned that the couple was stopped on 12 August. Police in Moab, Utah, after a physical altercation between them. Officials recommended that they spend the night separately but no charges were filed. police report, body cam videos And 911 call He was later released after talks.

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This story was reported from Cincinnati. Granthshala 13 Tampa Bay has contributed.