More than a month before authorities found the decomposed remains of Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie in a swamp near his home, he allegedly slipped away from his parents’ house under the guise of a hike.
The Laundrie family's attorney says Brian's parents are hoping for more answers from law enforcement on his cause of death after the FBI used dental records to positively identify the skeletal remains. Investigators said the area where they were found had been underwater during previous searches.
Following the FBI's confirmation that Brian Laundrie's remains were found in a nature reserve near his home, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said he is committed to helping victims of domestic violence.
Steven Bertolino, Chris and Roberta Laundrie's attorney, took shots at the media, the public and protesters outside of the family's North Port home: "They're extremely upset, and for some unknown reason, there are still people outside of their home, yelling and screaming and causing a ruckus, which any parent grieving the loss of a child should not have to deal with."
Hunsader Farms in Bradenton revealed their 2021 corn maze, showing an aerial view where "RIP Gabby" was spelled out, along with a cross and a heart: "With this being so close to home and heavy on our hearts, we wanted to pay tribute to Gabby and her family."
Gabby Petito’s remains were found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in September. Now, authorities are searching for her boyfriend who arrived home without her from their cross-country trip.
The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is officially over. The body that was found Wednesday is indeed the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case, officials say.
Gabby Petito, 22, vanished after going on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend in a converted camper van. Here is a timeline of her disappearance, death and the developments in the case.
The body that was found Wednesday belonged to Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case, officials say.
FBI agents were still at the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota, where skeletal remains were found Wednesday during the search for Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest named in the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito.
The attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie has chalked up differences in the timeline of when he was reported missing to a lack of communication between law enforcement agencies, saying there is "no discrepancy between the FBI and the Laundries."
The Laundrie family's attorney says Brian's parents wanted to go into the North Port park once it reopened to the public and with water levels significantly lower than last month. They then led authorities to several items belonging to Brian, where human remains were soon discovered. But the proximity of the finds so close to the park entrance raised suspicions from critics as to their authenticity.
Now that human remains have been found alongside Brian Laundrie's backpack and notebook in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, attention is shifting to his parents' actions following Gabby Petito's homicide and their son's subsequent disappearance.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke with Gabby Petito's father, Joe Petito, to express his condolences for the loss of his daughter.
If the body found is that of Brian Laundrie, Ted Williams says the question is 'how did he die?'
A body was found Wednesday during the ongoing search for Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case. Investigators have yet to identify the remains, but items belonging to Brian were found nearby.
The FBI confirmed to reporters in Florida Wednesday that investigators found what appear to be human remains, "along with personal items, such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie," just hours after Laundrie's parents searched the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.
The search for Brian Laundrie heated back up Wednesday after the fugitive’s parents arrived at the swampy North Port preserve where "some articles belonging to Brian were found." FOX News now reports human remains may have also been found.
“I said, ‘You might want to change your appearance for a while or this will continue to happen where you go,’” Graham County Sheriff Jerry Crisp told Severin Beckwith, the Brian Laundrie doppelgänger.
Brian Laundrie's former co-worker said he had the personality of a "chameleon" who sometimes lost his temper. Though he never witnessed Laundrie being abusive to his now-deceased fiancée, Gabby Petito, he said Laundrie did appear to get jealous and possessive if he spotted her talking to other guys.