The FBI has confirmed that remains found in the Carlton Reserve Wednesday, October 20, 2021 were the remains of Brian Laundrie. Mostly skeletal remains were discovered and dental records were matched to the skeletal remains, according to the FBI Denver.
The FBI Denver Division announced that on Thursday, October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie.
The office of Amy Jewett Sampson, Public Affairs Specialist communicated in a letter that the FBI is grateful for the tremendous investigative support from our partners: North Port Police Department, Sarasota Police Department, Jackson Police Department, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Search and Rescue, the Florida Wildlife Commission, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service.”
#UPDATE: On October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie. @FBITampa pic.twitter.com/ZnzbXiibTM
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) October 21, 2021
Chris and Roberta Laundrie speak to law enforcement inside the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in search for fugitive son Brian Laundrie. YouTube Tips ⓘ
FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson said Wednesday, October 20, 2021 that human remains and a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie were found in an area that up until recently was under water. A staging area for the investigation is located at a bend in Reistertown Road and intersection with Estate Drive — about 3000 feet southwest of the location where the human remains were located (see maps directly below).
The FBI reported Wednesday, October 20, 2021 that item of interest were located at the Carlton Reserve this morning in connection with the search for Brian Laundrie. An FBI Evidence Response team is processing the scene. The reserve is closed to the public and the FBI said Wednesday that no further details are available at this time.
The search for Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in the disappearance case and subsequent homicide case of Gabby Petito, intensified Wednesday after his parents arrived at the Carlton Reserve in North Port preserve where their attorney revealed that “some articles belonging to Brian were found.” The FBI had also issued a warrant for the arrest of Brian Laundrie on charges related to his alleged unauthorized use of Gabby Petito’s bank card.
FBI Tampa Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson provides an update regarding human remains found in an area that was formerly under water at the Myakkahatchee Creek environmental Park. YouTube Tips ⓘ
‘Possible’ human remains found in search for Brian Laundrie at North Port preserve YouTube Tips ⓘ
According to FOX News, Brian Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, discovered a white bag and a dark-colored object after traveling through a patch of prickly shrubs at a clearing at the edge of the brush. According to Fox News, Brian Laundries parents could be seen putting the object into the bag and handing it over to a law enforcement officer. A sign of possible consolation was observed when a law enforcement officer patted Chris Laundrie on the shoulder at the Carlton Reserve. The couple then left the park by 8:45 a.m. EDT, and law enforcement began to arrive, including the North Port Mobile Command Center, which arrived about 10:30 a.m.
A senior law enforcement source had told Fox News earlier Wednesday that “what appear to be human remains” were found at a site being searched by a cadaver dog within the park. The FBI is expected to provide an update regarding the investigation later on Wednesday.
The site near Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park is near Power Line Trail which runs underneath high tension power lines.
UPDATE: Possible human remains have been discovered in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, a senior law enforcement source tells Fox News, on the same day that Brian Laundrie's parents were in the park when some items belonging to Brian were found. https://t.co/Nq2Y1ho0lX
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) October 20, 2021
UPDATE: Items of interest were located at the Carlton Reserve this morning in connection with the search for Brian Laundrie. An #FBI Evidence Response team is processing the scene. The reserve is closed to the public and no further details are available at this time. @FBIDenver pic.twitter.com/itOYRpY6fp
— FBI Tampa (@FBITampa) October 20, 2021
#BREAKING: Chris and Roberta Laundrie ventured into the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning, where an officer was overheard telling Brian's parents that law enforcement "might have found something." https://t.co/MuPvJOe4bO
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) October 20, 2021
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 20, 2021
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Human remains found about 3000 feet northeast of the bend in Reistertown Road and about 2100 feet north of South Power Line Trail, and about 380 to 400 feet west of the Big Slough Canal.