NEW YORK - A lawyer for the family of Brian Laundrie, the fiance of Gabby Petito, has canceled a press conference he had previously announced for Tuesday on Long Island.
Steven Bertolino planned to hold the event at a hotel in Hauppauge. But Monday night, he called it off.
"As per my conversation with the FBI this evening there will be no press conference tomorrow," Bertolino told FOX 5 NY reporter Jodi Goldberg in a message.
Laundrie, 23, has been listed as a person of interest in Petito's disappearance. The FBI said Petito's presumed remains were found in Wyoming.
Petito, 22, is a Long Island native. She had been missing since late August when she last made contact with family members in Florida.
Laundrie returned to Florida without Petito in the converted camper van the couple had shared during their months-long road trip.
Laundrie has been missing for nearly a week. Police in Florida searched a park over the weekend where they thought he may have been headed. Police say they have exhausted all areas of the park to search.
"At this time, we currently believe we have exhausted all avenues in searching of the grounds there. Law enforcement agencies continue to search for Brian Laundrie," according to a police statement. "The North Port Police Department currently has no plans to conduct a major search of the Carlton Reserve today. All media interviews from our department are on hold until further notice."