Wednesday, October 20, began like every other in the 33 days since Brian Laundry’s disappearance was reported.
Then around noon a news came. Chris and Roberta Laundry were at Mykahatchy Creek Environmental Park and contacted law enforcement the night before to ask them to accompany them to the site.
Within minutes, a “dry bag” containing personal items belonging to Mr Laundry was recovered.
Almost as soon as the discovery hit the Internet, attorney Steve Bertolino issued a statement that changed everything.
“After a brief search, Brian repeated some articles related to Brian. So far law enforcement is investigating that area more thoroughly.”
The FBI confirmed on Thursday that they had confirmed that the remains belonged to Mr. Laundry after matching them through dental records.
To seasoned observers of the matter, it all seemed a little too convenient. At the same location where the items were found, highly trained FBI, police and sheriff’s search teams conducted searches with cadaver dogs a month earlier.
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Day by day, teams of local state and national law enforcement were heading to the reserve as floods made their job more difficult.
North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor tweeted on September 23 while riding a swamp buggy, “Ruff is a silence.”
Law enforcement used all the sophisticated search equipment at their disposal, including sonar, drones, swamp buggies and fixed-wing aircraft, to look for any trace of Mr. That also hired a local rancher, who had spent every day in this area for the past 30 years.
It was underwater when they looked, but dog experts believe the carcass dogs may still have smelled it.
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— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorPIO) September 23, 2021
And then on Wednesday, here were two grandparents from Florida in T-shirts and hiking boots that overtook them all in a matter of hours.
Later in the afternoon it was confirmed that the remains were found nearby.
So how did law enforcement miss this important discovery, that the family has all that belongs to Mr. Laundry?
‘They should have been able to locate that body’
Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park is described as a “quiet nature park featuring hiking trails and local wildlife.”
It is located on the eastern edge of the much larger Carlton Reserve, about five miles from the Laundry family home in North Port.
Like most of Florida’s wilderness, it is home to alligators, bears, venomous snakes, and other dangerous wildlife.
FBI Special Agent Michael McPherson told a news conference Tuesday that the site where the remains were found was underwater at the time of the search.
But a K-9 handler and former police officer says it is “highly suspicious” That the carcass dog missed the remains, even if they were located under water.
Kyle Heyn told NewsNation, “If the body was there when those bodies went with the dogs, and the body stayed for more than two or three minutes, the water would have smelled of it.” Dan Abrams Live.
“They should have been able to locate that body.”
The Laundries have been infamous for their apparent lack of cooperation with the authorities, but they have always ensured that their son will be found somewhere on the hiking trails near their home.
Officers knew Mr Laundry had traveled to the area because they found his silver Mustang there on 14 September.
“It’s highly suspicious,” Heyn told NewsNation. “If at that point, x weeks ago was the body, and if it was the same dog and dog of the same quality or same quality of training, they should have found it. They would have found the body of the laundry.”
‘Secondary after the fact’
In the past five weeks, the laundry has gone from complete oblivion to America’s most hated family.
The apparent lack of cooperation in helping him find his son, and his lack of empathy for Petitos, have made him the target of daily verbal abuse, both in person and online.
Mr Bertolino pointed to the pressure this week when he told the media that he was being “tortured” by a daily barrage of criticism directed at him over the loudhalers of protesters.
They may also be concerned about their own legal risk.
to speak on news nation On Tuesday night, Florida state attorney Dave Aronberg said parents may have been inspired to help their son build some goodwill with law enforcement.
“If the laundry parents themselves went to the reserve and found the evidence, law enforcement would never believe them,” he said.
“The laundry family doesn’t want to be a helper after the fact… it could help them avoid a criminal charge down the line.”
A former NYPD chief also questioned the events leading up to the discovery of human remains in the Florida reserve, with the items themselves being “quite strange.”
Former Chief of Detectives for the NYPD Robert Boyce Told ABC 7 eyewitness that he thought something was “wrong” about the matter.
He added: “There are so many weird twists right now that Chris and Roberta Laundry haven’t been involved, not to believe there’s something wrong here.”
Referring to Mr. Laundry’s parents being at the site when the human remains were discovered, Mr. Boyce commented: “The day the park reopens, they go to this specific area… Go to the exact location and they find the backpack and they recognize the backpack from what I understand and the notebook in this particular area, so it’s pretty weird.”
Adding: “So, they go to this one place, this remote place where it’s a path that people go through and they’re being told by an FBI agent that suddenly we found something, we found remains… So here There are a lot of things that don’t add up by chance, so you have to wonder how they got there and what they knew.”
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Much was made of Brian Laundry’s skill as an outsider and survivalist.
His friends said he had walked the Appalachian Trail for weeks alone. He loved to walk barefoot while hiking the trails in national parks, and would have been familiar with the hundreds of miles of trails in the vast Carlton Reserve.
But those familiar with the landscape there always doubted that he might live long.
Alan McEwen spent 30 years exploring the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida, and believed it contained so many treacherous threats to human life that it was impossible to survive in it.
Ultimately he was proved right.
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