NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The attorney for the Laundrie family disclosed that a cause or matter of death couldn't be determined in an autopsy, and the process will continue elsewhere. Meanwhile, North Port police answered questions as to how Brian Laundrie escaped his parent's home unnoticed.
Here’s the latest:
10 p.m., Oct. 22: FLORIDA POLICE ON BRIAN LAUNDRIE LEAVING HOME, GOING TO RESERVE: 'WE MISSED HIM.'
North Port police Public Information Officer Josh Taylor spoke to NewsNation Now’s Brian Entin Friday about the search for Brian Laundrie, including how he was able to leave his home without being caught.
Taylor said Laundrie wasn’t followed to reserve, to the shock of many who followed the case.
“Our intention was to keep an eye on Brian, and clearly him going out there, we missed him going out there,” said Taylor. "We weren't there at that point in the case."
Entin revealed that hidden cameras had been installed by police around the Laundrie home, including some before Brian Laundrie went missing.
Taylor also answered as to why after a lengthy search, Brian was finally found early Wednesday when his parents visited the park.
“This case, from the onset, has been odd,” said Taylor. “So it almost seems par for the course in this, unfortunately. I think it is a coincidence, that’s my belief.”
Taylor said he thinks a cause of death for Laundrie will be known eventually. He couldn’t reveal if a gun was found or not.
Is North Port's police department owning up to any mistakes it made?
"Sure, I don't know that an investigation works 100% like you want it to. What I'll say is, we were the ones doing everything in our power to get answers on this ... if mistakes were made, there is human error involved with every investigation, it certainly wasn't from a lack of taking it seriously, or hustle, or knowledge, it was just, sometimes things happen, said Taylor.
9:30 p.m., Oct. 22: FBI DISCUSSED CHARGES WITH LAUNDRIE PARENTS, HAVE 'EVERYTHING THEY NEED' IN PETITO CASE: ATTORNEY
Laundrie attorney Steve Bertolino said the FBI discussed possible charges being filed against the parents, but ended up declining to, he told NBC News Friday.
"What I can tell you is that conversations were held several weeks ago with the FBI with respect to certain charges," Bertolino told the outlet. "When questioned and when certain communications were had between myself and the FBI I think it was realized that charges were not appropriate."
Bertolino couldn’t say how severe the charges would’ve been, adding that rumors of offers for immunity to the parents for helping find Brian were false.
"I want to be clear, there no th