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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke with Gabby Pettito’s father, Joe Pettito, on Wednesday afternoon to offer his condolences for the loss of his daughter.

“He’s also a father — the governor,” DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pusha told Granthshala News. “He has kids. He’s just sympathetic and he wanted to reach out and express his support.”


Just days after his parents reported Brian Laundry missing last month, DeSantis said state law enforcement would assist with the search.

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“I have directed all state agencies within my purview to continue to assist federal and local law enforcement as they continue to search – we need justice for Gabby Petito,” Governor tweeted last month.

Pushaw said that the Criminal Department of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission provided more than 1,000 humans for the search, providing 16 officers, 16 trucks, 4 UTVs, 3 ATVs, a buggy and an airboat to support local law enforcement. – Hours devoted.

Brian Laundry search: FBI confirms unidentified human remains, fugitive’s bag and notebook found

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.

After DeSantis’s call with Joe Pettito, first reported by WFLA, the FBI announced Wednesday afternoon that human remains had been found “along with personal items, such as backpacks and notebooks belonging to Brian Laundry.”

Special Agent Michael McPherson in charge of the FBI’s Tampa Field Office said, “These items were found in an area that, until recently, was underwater. Our evidence response team is using all available forensic resources to process the area. Still working.” said at a news conference outside the Mayakahachi Creek Environmental Park.

Gabby Petito Massacre: Timeline of the Disappearance

Chris and Roberta Laundry, Brian Laundry’s parents, were in the park when the human remains and Brian’s belongings were discovered.

Since Brian’s disappearance in mid-September, law enforcement has conducted extensive searches at Carlton Reserve and Mykahatchi Creek Environmental Park, where Laundry parked his car.

US District Court of Wyoming A federal arrest warrant was issued for Brian Laundry on September 23, and McPherson on Wednesday declared Bryan “a person of interest in the murder of Gabby Pettito.”

Pettito’s remains were found on September 19 near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. A coroner later ruled her death a homicide by strangulation by hand.

Granthshala News’ Michael Ruiz and Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.