According to his family’s lawyer, Brian Laundry’s parents have said he was “very upset” before leaving their home and that his father felt helpless when he couldn’t stop them from leaving.
Recalling moments before Laundry left his home for Florida’s Carlton Reserve, Steven Bertolino told NBC News that Laundry’s father wanted him to “not let her go”.
“Bryan was very upset when he left and Chris told me several times that you know, I wish he wouldn’t let him go but he can’t stop,” said Mr. Bertolino.
It’s been a painful saga for the parents, Chris and Roberta Laundry, since September 13, the lawyer said. “But Brian is a grown man. He was 22. He wanted to get out the door, he deserved to be out the door.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed Thursday that human remains found in the Florida Nature Reserve belonged to Laundry, who was reported missing by his parents on Sept.
Investigators confirmed the identity of Laundry’s skeletal remains a day after their backpacks, notebooks and clothing items were found near Carlton Reserve. Law enforcement officers identified using dental records.
Michael McPherson, the head of the FBI’s Tampa office, said Wednesday that the recovery was made from a part of the park that was previously submerged in water, making it completely inaccessible to the general public.
Success came shortly after Laundry’s parents joined law enforcement agencies, with Mr. Bertolino confirmed to have discovered Mycahatchi Creek Environmental Park.
Laundry was named by police as a man interested in the disappearance of his fiancée Gabby Petito, a video blogger. A federal arrest warrant was also issued for his arrest in Wyoming, accusing him of unauthorized use of a Capital One Bank debit card between August 30 and September 1.
Petito and Laundry spent the summer traveling the western US in their white vans, regularly posting photos and videos of their “van life” adventure on social media.
Petito’s parents reported her missing on September 11, about 10 days after she returned home without laundry. He then went missing on his own, telling his family that they believed he had gone to the nature reserve, where his remains were eventually found.
Pettito’s remains were discovered on September 19 in a remote Wyoming National Forest, where they were last seen together.
Several days later, Teton County Coroner Brent Blue ruled her death a homicide and announced that she had died of manual strangulation.
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