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Suspected human remains found in Brian Laundrie search area, officials say

A body has been found in the same area where officials are searching for Brian Laundrie

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers drive in the Carlton Reserve.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers ride up a private road near the entrance of the Carlton Reserve during a search for Brian Laundrie, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Venice, Fla. Laundrie is a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito.
Phelan M. Ebenhack, Associated Press

Suspected human remains were found in the Brian Laundrie search area Wednesday, CBS News reports.

The Sarasota County medical examiner had been called to the site as items consistent with those carried by Laundrie were found there, according to CBS News.

The remains were allegedly found in an area that was previously underwater, per NBC News,

The FBI said it would host a press conference Wednesday afternoon from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

Reports suggested a medical officer and coroner were called to the area Wednesday. Crime scene investigators arrived on scene at the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday. The crime scenes covered a wide area. Some vehicles appeared to have U.S. government tags.

Earlier Wednesday, the FBI Tampa said “items of interest” connected to Laundrie were found at the Carlton Reserve.

“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,” the FBI said.

Before the FBI confirmed these details, Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino said investigators had found “some articles” belonging to Laundrie near a trail at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, as I wrote for the Deseret News. That park is about 20 minutes away from the Carlton Reserve.

Laundrie is a person of interest in the Gabby Petito case. Gabby Petito was found dead by strangulation outside a Wyoming national park in September after she went missing. Her disappearance came after a cross-country road trip with Laundrie.