We have no further comment at this time …Steve Bertolino, a lawyer for Brian Laundrie’s parents, on the identification of human remains as those of Brian Laundrie.
- Brian Laundrie (23) is a person of interest in the death of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito (22).
- After being missing for weeks, Gabby’s body was discovered on September 19th in Wyoming, near where the couple was last seen.
- Brian Laundrie has not been seen since September 14th, raising questions about his involvement with Gabby’s death; he reportedly told his parents he was going for a hike near where these items were discovered.
- These human remains were found near objects (notebook, backpack) belonging to Laundrie. The Associated Press adds that “the items and remains were found in a swampy area — home to alligators, snakes, coyotes and other wildlife — that had previously been underwater.”
Why It Matters: On Thursday, one day after the human remains were found in a Florida nature preserve, the FBI confirmed the human remains found are indeed Brian Laundrie’s. The cause of death remains unclear.
Here is the Twitter feed of the FBI’s Denver office, the lead investigative agency in this case.
by Jenna Lee,