Gabby Petito Case: Authorities Find Human Remains Near Brian Laundrie’s Belongings

Authorities have found unidentified human remains near personal belongings of Brian Laundrie, the missing fiancĂ© of slain influencer Gabby Petito, in a Florida park.

The apparent remains were found near Laundrie’s backpack and notebook in the Carlton Reserve, in an area that was previously underwater, FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson said at a press conference on Oct. 20. He said the evidence response team will continue to investigate and process the area in the coming days.

“I know you have a lot of questions, but we don’t have all the answers yet,” McPherson said. “We are working diligently to get those answers for you.” 

A medical examiner and a cadaver dog were called to the scene, which is several miles from the home the couple shared with Laundrie’s parents, to investigate the discoveries on Wednesday, Oct. 20, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office told NBC News.

Laundrie was named a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance before his parents reported their son missing about five weeks ago.