The “likelihood is robust” that the human stays present in a Florida park on Wednesday belong to Brian Laundrie, a consultant for the household stated Wednesday night time.
Laundrie household legal professional Steven Bertolino made the surprising assertion in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, however added “we’re going to look ahead to the forensic outcomes to come back in to confirm that.”
A backpack and a pocket book belonging to Laundrie had been additionally found within the park Wednesday on the identical day Laundrie’s mother and father, Chris and Roberta, confirmed as much as assist seek for their fugitive son.
Bertolino advised Cuomo that the findings had been made close to a bridge that connects the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park and adjoining Carlton Reserve.
“That is the very space of the park that we initially knowledgeable regulation enforcement on, I consider it was Sept. 17, that Brian can be most definitely within the protect on this explicit space,” the lawyer stated.
“It was fairly close to the doorway,” the lawyer stated, “About half-hour in.”
The mother and father filed a lacking individuals report on Sept. 17 after Brian apparently did not return residence after going for a hike within the park.
The FBI defined at a Wednesday press convention that the world the place the stays and gadgets had been discovered had “up till not too long ago been underwater.”
Brian, 23 has been the topic of a large police and FBI manhunt since he went lacking and was named a “individual of curiosity” within the homicide of his 22-year-old girlfriend Gabby Petito.
Petito’s stays had been discovered on Sept. 19 in a Wyoming park and her demise was later dominated a murder by strangulation.
Laundrie’s mother and father left their North Port residence about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday for the park.
Bertolino advised Cuomo that he reached out to North Port police on Tuesday night time to present them a heads up that the mother and father supposed to assist search the following morning.
The Laundries later found a white bag and one other object after making their approach by way of a thicket.
They could possibly be seen placing the thing into the bag and handing it over to an officer, Fox Information reported.
The couple could possibly be seen making and receiving telephone calls earlier than being joined by the officer, who patted Chris on the shoulder.
Bertolino stated Wednesday night time that Brian’s mother and father are “heartbroken” over Wednesday’s developments.