The FBI has confirmed that the skeletal remains found in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie.
After more than a month of searching, skeletal remains were found near other belongings, a backpack and a water-proof bag, that the Laundrie family confirmed belonged to Brian. The part of the preserve where the body was found was apparently under water in the prior weeks, and only when the water receded was the body able to be discovered.
#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. @FBITampapic.twitter.com/ZnzbXiibTM
There was a whole theory that the 23-year-old’s parents dropped off the belongings and remains, as they had visited the location earlier that day and were the ones who reported the findings.
And according to Steven Bertolino, the attorney for the Laundrie family, there was “strong probability” that the human remains found belong to Brian Laundrie. He made that statement in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, but added that they are going to wait for forensics to come back.
“The probability is strong that it is Brian’s remains but we are going to wait for the forensic results to come in to verify that.”
That has since been confirmed.
Brian Laundrie is, of course, the prime suspect in the murder of his fiancée Gabby Petito, whose body was found strangulated in Grand Teton National Park.
The two had been on a cross country road trip, however Brian returned home to Florida without her.
A week or so later, Gabby was reported missing and Brian went missing as well.
Unfortunately, Dog the Bounty Hunter wasn’t able to bring him to justice.