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Items Belonging To Brian Laundrie Found At Florida Park, Attorney Says

By News Creatives Authors , in Leadership , at October 20, 2021

Topline

“Articles” belonging to Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest in the homicide of his fiancée Gabby Petito and has a federal arrest warrant out for him, were located Wednesday, multiple media outlets have reported.

Key Facts

The Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office and a cadaver dog have been called to the reserve in connection to the search for Laundrie, according to CNN.

Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino told Fox News that “some articles belonging to Brian” were found at Florida’s Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, which is in North Port, Florida and connected to the larger Carlton Reserve that Laundrie was thought to be hiding.

In a statement provided to Spectrum Bay News 9, Bertolino said that the items were found after Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, informed law enforcement of a path he previously visited, and “Now, law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of the area.”

Key Background

Petito’s disappearance during her and Laundrie’s cross-country road trip attracted widespread media attention, and her body was discovered in Wyoming on September 20.  Two days prior, Laundrie, who had returned to his family’s Florida home, was reported missing after being identified as a person of interest in connection to Petitto’s disappearance and death, which was ruled a likely homicide. A federal jury indicted Laundrie on September 23 for allegedly using Petito’s debit card after her death, though no arrest warrant has been issued in connection to Petito’s death.

Further Reading

Arrest Warrant Issued For Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s Missing Fiance (Forbes)

Here’s What We Know About Gabby Petito’s Disappearance—And What We Don’t (Forbes)

FBI Confirms Body Found In Wyoming Is Gaby Petito, As Death Is Ruled Likely A Homicide (Forbes)

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