NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The search for Brian Laundrie has come to an end after the FBI confirmed the remains found at a Florida park Wednesday were those of Gabby Petito's ex-fiancé, over a month after Laundrie was reported missing.
Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11 and her body was found in Grand Teton National Park on Sept. 19. Her confirmed cause of death was homicide by strangulation.
Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida on Sept. 1 without Gabby and was later named a person of interest in her death.
Laundrie's remains were located within a Florida park Wednesday while his parents aided authorities in the search. The remains were found near personal items of Brian's.
Here's the latest:
6:10 p.m., Oct. 21: PETITO ATTORNEY RELEASES STATEMENT
Petito family attorney Richard Stafford released a statement after Brian Laundrie’s remains were confirmed to have been located.
“Gabby’s family is not doing interviews or making a statement at this time. They are grieving the loss of their beautiful daughter. Gabby’s family will make a statement at the appropriate time and when they are emotionally ready,” said Stafford.
5:40 p.m., Oct. 21: REMAINS CONFIRMED TO BE THOSE OF BRIAN LAUNDRIE
The FBI has confirmed that the remains found at Florida's Carlton Reserve Wednesday are those of Brian Laundrie.
"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," FBI Denver tweeted Thursday.
The remains were found Wednesday near personal items belonging to Laundrie, including a notebook and backpack.
Laundrie attorney Steven Bertolino said in a statement, "Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve are indeed Brian’s. We have no further comment at this time and we ask that you respect the Laundrie’s privacy at this time."
4:15 p.m., Oct. 21: SKULL FOUND WITH OTHER SKELETAL REMAINS
A portion of a skull was reportedly found with other skeletal remains near Brian Laundrie's belongings.
Sources told NBC New York, "A portion of a skull was found with other skeletal remains near the spot where police found Brian Laundrie’s backpack and notebook. Still waiting for medical examiner to identify remains."
4 p.m., Oct. 21: REMAINS ARE HUMAN, ID TIMELINE UNK