The human remains discovered in a Florida wildlife preserve are likely those of Brian Laundrie, the family attorney stated.
The remains of Mr. Laundrie were discovered Wednesday along with items belonging to him, who was missing since being declared a person in interest in the death Gabby Petito’s fiancee.
” The probability that it is Brian is high, but we will wait for the forensic results and verify that,” Steve Bertolino, a family attorney, told CNN on Wednesday night by phone.
Five weeks ago, Mr. Laundrie disappeared in the alligator-infested Carlton Reserve. The disappearance of Petito, who was on a national social-media-fueled tour, caught the nation’s eye.
His parents were present at the nature reserve with investigators earlier Wednesday.
FBI Special agent in Charge Michael McPherson stated that a backpack, notebook, and other items were discovered and identified by Laundries as belonging their missing son.
In an announcement, Roberta Laundrie and Chris Laundrie stated that they would not allow any public comments until the remains were identified.
It wasn’t known Wednesday night if the Laundries were responsible for finding the remains of the human body, but they did send agents to the places their son frequented.
The Petito family declined comment Wednesday regarding the discovery of human remains.