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Gabby Petito: FBI Reveal Human Remains Found Next To Brian Laundrie's Belongings

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Gabby Petito: FBI Reveal Human Remains Found Next To Brian Laundrie's Belongings

Human remains have been recovered in a Florida nature reserve close to where Brian Laundrie's belongings were found earlier in the day, the FBI has announced.

FBI special agent Michael McPherson confirmed that human remains and personal items were found and the items are believed to have belonged to Laundrie, 23 on Wednesday. The remains have not been confirmed as Laundrie's.

Brian Laundrie has been named a 'person of interest' in Gabby's case (Credit: Gabby Petito/Instagram)
Brian Laundrie has been named a 'person of interest' in Gabby's case (Credit: Gabby Petito/Instagram)

"Earlier today, we found what appears to be human remains along with personal items including a backpack and a notebook which appeared to belong to Mr. Laundrie," he said at a press conference.

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"These items were found in an area which up until recently had been underwater.

"It's likely the team will be on the scene for several days."

Found during a search of Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida, the Sarasota County medical examiner’s office confirmed police recently found items belonging to Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fiance at the time of death.

Laundrie is the sole person of interest in the death of Petito.

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Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie were on a cross-country road trip (Credit: Gabby Petito/Instagram)
Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie were on a cross-country road trip (Credit: Gabby Petito/Instagram)

Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park is near to the Carlton Reserve where Laundrie said he went hiking to over a month ago to his parents and didn't return.

Earlier on Wednesday, a tent has been erected in the reserve which local news has spotted.

Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park had been closed to the public for nearly a month while federal agents searched the area.

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Laundrie and Petito had been living in the campervan while travelling across the States. However, their content stopped abruptly, and reports state Petito was last in contact with her family on 27th August however there are doubts she sent the final messages.

Gabby Petito died by strangulation (Credit: Gabby Petito/Instagram)
Gabby Petito died by strangulation (Credit: Gabby Petito/Instagram)

Petito, 22, was a social media influencer and vlogger who documented their trip for her followers.

Laundrie returned to their home in Florida at the beginning of September, while Petito was reported missing by her family 10 days later, on 11th September.

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On 21st September, police confirmed a body found in a Wyoming National Park belonged to Petito. The FBI has ruled that Petito's death was a 'homicide' - adding the official cause of death would be announced pending final autopsy results.

Earlier this month the autopsy confirmed Petito died by strangulation.

Featured Image Credit: Gabby Petito/Instagram

Topics: News

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