Brian Laundrie's notebook and backpack were discovered near his remains, and though the area had previously been underwater, investigators say the notebook could provide answers about Laundrie's final days.
Brian Laundrie's parents left their North Port home to grieve privately with family at an undisclosed location in Florida, their attorney said, adding that Chris and Roberta Laundrie are not planning to have a funeral for their son.
Brian Laundrie’s parents unknowingly walked just a few yards away from locations in a Florida nature preserve where police found their son’s personal belongings and remains Wednesday morning.
How did Brian Laundrie die? It’s a question that will be passed on from the medical examiner to a forensic anthropologist.
The attorney for Brian Laundrie's parents says an autopsy on their son's remains, which were described as “bones” by North Port police, did not reveal a cause or manner of his death.
Police say that 'bones' found at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida belong to Brian Laundrie.
“This protesting. This witch hunt. This mob-style crucifixion of Chris and Roberta is just wrong. Enough is enough,” attorney Steven Bertolino said of protesters who remain outside Brian Laundrie's parents' home.
More than a month before authorities found the decomposed remains of Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie in a swamp near his home, he allegedly slipped away from his parents’ house under the guise of a hike.
The Laundrie family's attorney says Brian's parents are hoping for more answers from law enforcement on his cause of death after the FBI used dental records to positively identify the skeletal remains. Investigators said the area where they were found had been underwater during previous searches.
Steven Bertolino, Chris and Roberta Laundrie's attorney, took shots at the media, the public and protesters outside of the family's North Port home: "They're extremely upset, and for some unknown reason, there are still people outside of their home, yelling and screaming and causing a ruckus, which any parent grieving the loss of a child should not have to deal with."
Hunsader Farms in Bradenton revealed their 2021 corn maze, showing an aerial view where "RIP Gabby" was spelled out, along with a cross and a heart: "With this being so close to home and heavy on our hearts, we wanted to pay tribute to Gabby and her family."
Gabby Petito’s remains were found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in September. Now, authorities are searching for her boyfriend who arrived home without her from their cross-country trip.
Gabby Petito, 22, vanished after going on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend in a converted camper van. Here is a timeline of her disappearance, death and the developments in the case.
The body that was found Wednesday belonged to Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case, officials say.
The Laundrie family's attorney says Brian's parents wanted to go into the North Port park once it reopened to the public and with water levels significantly lower than last month. They then led authorities to several items belonging to Brian, where human remains were soon discovered. But the proximity of the finds so close to the park entrance raised suspicions from critics as to their authenticity.
Now that human remains have been found alongside Brian Laundrie's backpack and notebook in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, attention is shifting to his parents' actions following Gabby Petito's homicide and their son's subsequent disappearance.
If the body found is that of Brian Laundrie, Ted Williams says the question is 'how did he die?'
A body was found inside a Florida park on Wednesday, the same day Chris and Roberta Laundrie, the parents of fugitive Brian Laundrie, were inside the park when "some articles belonging to Brian were found."
“I said, ‘You might want to change your appearance for a while or this will continue to happen where you go,’” Graham County Sheriff Jerry Crisp told Severin Beckwith, the Brian Laundrie doppelgänger.
The parents Gabby Petitio are accusing Brian Laundrie's parents of withholding information about her death and his disappearance.