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Brian Laundrie has been found dead, FBI confirms

The FBI said a dental records comparison confirmed Brian Laundrie has died

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

The FBI in Denver said Thursday that a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found on Wednesday are those of Brian Laundrie.

Officials found the remains Wednesday at the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

Laundrie was a person of interest in the murder of Gabby Petito. Both Laundrie and Petito went on a cross-country road trip this summer, traveling through Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, among other locations. But only Laundrie returned home to Florida on Sept. 1, driving Petito’s van.

Petito was reported missing 10 days later on Sept. 11 by her family.

Soon after, Laundrie went missing. He allegedly left his home on Monday, Sept. 13, and was reported missing on Friday, Sept. 17. He was believed to have gone to the Carlton Reserve, which is near his home in Florida.

Petito’s remains were found on Sunday, Sept. 19, on the outskirts of a Wyoming national park. She was later confirmed to have died by strangulation.

It’s unclear what will happen next in the case as police continue their investigation.