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Items belonging to Brian Laundrie found near a Florida trail, attorney says

The Laundrie family’s attorney says items belonging to Brian Laundrie were found off of a trail in Florida as the search for him continues

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This still from police camera video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer.

This still form police camera 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 on Aug. 12, 2021. The search for Laundrie continues, but items that may belong to him have been found near a Florida trail, according to his family’s attorney.

Moab Police Department via Associated Press

Items belonging to Brian Laundrie, the fiance of the late Gabby Petito, were found near a Florida trail that he frequently traveled, CNN reports.

Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino said investigators found “some articles” of Laundrie off the trail of the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, which is near the Laundrie family home in North Port, Florida.

Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, told both the FBI and the North Port Police Department that they would visit the park on Wednesday.

  • According to Bertolino, the family met with law enforcement there on Wednesday.
  • The family found “some articles” after a “brief search” at the park.
  • Law enforcement plans to conduct a bigger search in the area.

Laundrie is wanted as a person of interest in the case of Petito, who went missing in September and was later found dead in Wyoming. Petito and Laundrie went on a cross-country road trip this summer.

  • But only Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1, driving Petito’s van. On Sept. 11, Petito’s family reported her missing. She was found on Sunday, Sept. 19, having died by strangulation.
  • Laundrie’s whereabouts remain unknown. Police have focused their search in the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Florida.