The North Port Police Department is dispelling reports that DNA does not match the remains of Brian Laundrie.
According to a North Port police spokesman, detectives had set up cameras around the Laundries' home in North Port to monitor Brian's movement after Gabby's family reported her missing.
Brian Laundrie's notebook and backpack were discovered near his remains, and though the area had previously been underwater, investigators say the notebook could provide answers about Laundrie's final days.
Brian Laundrie's parents left their North Port home to grieve privately with family at an undisclosed location in Florida, their attorney said, adding that Chris and Roberta Laundrie are not planning to have a funeral for their son.
Brian Laundrie’s parents unknowingly walked just a few yards away from locations in a Florida nature preserve where police found their son’s personal belongings and remains Wednesday morning.
How did Brian Laundrie die? It’s a question that will be passed on from the medical examiner to a forensic anthropologist.
The attorney for Brian Laundrie's parents says an autopsy on their son's remains, which were described as “bones” by North Port police, did not reveal a cause or manner of his death.
The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is officially over. The body that was found Wednesday is indeed the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case, officials say.
“This protesting. This witch hunt. This mob-style crucifixion of Chris and Roberta is just wrong. Enough is enough,” attorney Steven Bertolino said of protesters who remain outside Brian Laundrie's parents' home.
More than a month before authorities found the decomposed remains of Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie in a swamp near his home, he allegedly slipped away from his parents’ house under the guise of a hike.
The Laundrie family's attorney says Brian's parents are hoping for more answers from law enforcement on his cause of death after the FBI used dental records to positively identify the skeletal remains. Investigators said the area where they were found had been underwater during previous searches.
Following the FBI's confirmation that Brian Laundrie's remains were found in a nature reserve near his home, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said he is committed to helping victims of domestic violence.
Steven Bertolino, Chris and Roberta Laundrie's attorney, took shots at the media, the public and protesters outside of the family's North Port home: "They're extremely upset, and for some unknown reason, there are still people outside of their home, yelling and screaming and causing a ruckus, which any parent grieving the loss of a child should not have to deal with."
FOX 7 spoke with Dr. Danny Wescott, an anthropology professor at Texas State University, to learn more about the process behind identifying human remains.
Hunsader Farms in Bradenton revealed their 2021 corn maze, showing an aerial view where "RIP Gabby" was spelled out, along with a cross and a heart: "With this being so close to home and heavy on our hearts, we wanted to pay tribute to Gabby and her family."
Gabby Petito’s remains were found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in September. Now, authorities are searching for her boyfriend who arrived home without her from their cross-country trip.
Gabby Petito, 22, vanished after going on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend in a converted camper van. Here is a timeline of her disappearance, death and the developments in the case.
The body that was found Wednesday belonged to Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case, officials say.
FBI agents were still at the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota, where skeletal remains were found Wednesday during the search for Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest named in the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito.
The attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie has chalked up differences in the timeline of when he was reported missing to a lack of communication between law enforcement agencies, saying there is "no discrepancy between the FBI and the Laundries."