Brian Laundrie’s research invites medical examiner to visit reported site of personal items
Brian Laundrie’s search reportedly prompted a Florida medical examiner to visit a site where certain items of Laundrie’s property were found. CBS News reports that Sarasota County officials were on site after possible evidence of laundry was found in a park. The objects were reportedly found near a trail the missing man was known to have frequented.
Lawyer Steven Bertolino, who represents Laundrie’s family, informed local news station WTSP that Laundrie’s parents have joined in the search for their missing son. Chris and Roberta Laundrie went to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian. The FBI and [North Port Police Department] were informed last night of the intentions of Brian’s parents and they met Chris and Roberta there this morning, ”he told the outlet via text message. “After a brief search for a runway that Brian frequented, items belonging to Brian were found. , there is no word on what the medical examiner was specifically present to investigate.
AT THE ENTRANCE: A medical examiner has been called to Brian Laundrie’s manhunt site in Florida, their office confirmed. https://t.co/bNTo0NCl8f
– CBS News (@CBSNews) 20 October 2021
Laundrie was reported missing by his family on September 17. They told authorities he left his home on September 14 but never returned. His disappearance came just days before Petito’s body was found by authorities in Wyoming. Her family reported her missing on September 11, after not hearing from her for nearly two weeks.
According to reports, Petito and Laundrie had left on a trip across the country in June. Towards the end of August, Petito reportedly started to be less communicative before sending one last text on August 30, which his family questioned the authenticity of which they believe he may not have. been sent by her. Laundrie returned home to North Port on September 1, but apparently was unwilling to cooperate with police in the investigation into Petito’s disappearance.
Laundrie’s sister Cassie recently opened up about her missing brother in an interview with ABC News, urging him to “come forward” and get their families “out of this horrible mess.” Cassie clarified that if she knew where Laundrie was, she would “report” him and added that she has been cooperating with investigators “from day one.” Finally, she expressed that although she is worried about her brother, she firmly believes that Petito’s family “[deserves] answers. At this time, Laundrie’s whereabouts remain unknown, but in recent weeks sightings of him have been reported as far north as the Carolinas.