Brian Laundrie Search Live Updates: Medical Examiner Called Near Carlton Reserve

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Brian Laundrie Search Live Updates: Medical Examiner Called Near Carlton Reserve

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The search for Brian Laundrie continues Wednesday as Laundrie’s parents were called to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

Laundrie family lawyer Stephen Bertolino said the FBI and North Port Police Department found “articles belonging to Brian” and are conducting a more thorough investigation of the area.

Brian Laundrie has been missing for weeks. He is a person of interest in her disappearance and subsequent homicide of his fiancee Gabby Petito. The FBI issued a warrant for his arrest on charges related to his unauthorized use of Petito’s bank card.

Follow Newsweek’s liveblog for all the latest updates.

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The search for Brian Laundrie continues as human remains were found in Carlton Reserve. Above, this Aug. 12, 2021 file photo from video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park.
The Moab Police Department via AP

FBI confirms human remains found near Brian Laundrie’s belongings

FBI Special Agent in charge Michael McPherson said law enforcement found unidentified human remains in the park near a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie.

“We don’t have all the answers yet,” McPherson said.

The FBI did not confirm if the remains belong to Laundrie.

Response teams will be processing the scene for the next few days and the reserve will remain closed to the public.

He took no questions and after the brief update, protestors chanted “Justice for Gabby.”

WATCH: FBI delivers statement on Laundrie search

The FBI will hold a media briefing outside of the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park soon “concerning today’s developments in the search for Brian Laundrie.”

The press is currently setting up microphones outside the park entrance.

You can watch live on WFLA’s stream.

Flight restriction issued over Florida Park

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a temporary flight restriction over the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park where articles belonging to Brain Laundrie were found.

Aircrafts, including drones, are not allowed to fly in the area above the park. The restriction is set to expire on October 22 at 4 p.m. ET, according to the FAA website.

The flight restriction alert says it was put in place for “Special Security Reasons.”

This will prevent news helicopters from getting footage of the search area where tents are set up in the park.

Area where remains were found was previously underwater

The area of Carlton Reserve where human remains were found was previously underwater, a senior law enforcement official told NBC.

Police have searched this area in September when the reserve was flooded and muddy. North Port Police Public Information Officer Josh Taylor described the terrain of the search area a month ago as “rough” and “unforgiving.”

Personal items belonging to Brian Laundrie were found Wednesday in Myakkahatchee Environmental Park.

Myakkahatchee Environmental Park was briefly re-opened to the public Tuesday after being closed for nearly a month as law enforcement looked for Brian Laundrie.

Carlton Reserved continues to be closed to the public.

FBI to provide update at 4:30

The FBI is set to provide an update at 4:30 p.m. after partial human remains were found in Carlton Reserve near items confirmed to belong to Brian Laundrie.

FBI confirms items found at reserve belong to Brian Laundrie

The FBI office in Tampa confirmed on Twitter that an evidence team is processing the scene at Carlton Reserve where “items of interest” in connection with the search for Brian Laundrie were found.

UPDATE: Items of interest were located at the Carlton Reserve this morning in connection with the search for Brian Laundrie. An #FBI Evidence Response team is processing the scene. The reserve is closed to the public and no further details are available at this time. @FBIDenver pic.twitter.com/itOYRpY6fp

— FBI Tampa (@FBITampa) October 20, 2021

A tent and police tape are being used to corner off an area in the reserve, according to the WFLA stream of chopper video.

Human remains found at Carlton Reserve

Remains were found at Carlton Reserve, according to several reports.

WTVJ reporter Nicole Lauren said a senior law enforcement official said “partial human remains” have been found at Carlton Reserve in an area that was previously underwater.

According to NBC’s Pete Williams, the remains were found near a backpack “consistent with items Brian Laundrie may have had.”

A medical examiner and human remains detection K9 teams are on the scene.

The medical examiner could not confirm to Newsweek that any remains were found.

Cadaver dog called to park where police found Laundrie’s belongings

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office confirms a human remains detection K9 was dispatched to the reserve where articles belonging to Brian Laundrie were found.

This comes after a county medical examiner was also called to the search area.

Medical examiner called to Carlton Reserve

A Sarasota County medical examiner was called to the site of the Brian Laundrie search in Carlton Reserve, the office confirms to local news.

This comes after articles belonging to Laundrie were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.


“Chris and Roberta Laundrie went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian. The FBI and [North Port Police Department] were informed last night of Brian’s parents’ intentions and they met Chris and Roberta there this morning,” Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino said in a statement. “After a brief search off a trail that Brian frequented some articles belonging to Brian were found.”

He said law enforcement is conducting a “more thorough investigation” of the area.

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