After weeks of fruitless searching, authorities finally located potential human remains amid Florida’s massive Carlton Reserve. The natural park served as fugitive Brian Laundrie’s last known location. Wednesday morning, Brian Laundrie’s parents, notorious for their unnerving silence throughout the Gabby Petito investigation and their son’s manhunt, joined law enforcement. Wednesday morning saw Chris and Roberta Laundrie on a search of one of the reserve’s trails alongside the FBI. Interestingly, not long after, authorities located both material items and human remains possibly belonging to Brian Laundrie.
As the area is now a crime scene, authorities have issued a No Fly Zone over where the human remains were found. The restriction officially comes from The Federal Aviation Administration and the ban is far-reaching. The Administration has included all aircraft in the ban, including drones, with the area spanning a five-mile radius. Aircrafts must remain at a minimum of 3,000 feet.
ABC7 reports that, prior to the administration’s no-fly zone restrictions, local news station helicopters flocked to the scene. They had been providing live aerial coverage of the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, an area previously covered with water.
The outlet stated the restriction expires Friday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Strong Potential that Human Remains Belong to Brian Laundrie
As of now, investigators have not confirmed whether Wednesday’s location of the human remains in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park belong to Brian Laundrie. However, material items found nearby have been confirmed to belong to Brian Laundrie. These include two separate backpacks, one of which the fugitive’s father, Chris, located in the park.
After an interview with Chris Cuomo Wednesday, the Laundries’ attorney, Steven Bertolino admitted the remains most likely belong to Laundrie.
“The probability is strong that it is Brian’s remains but we are going to wait for the forensic results to come in to verify that,” he said.
Further, the attorney shared he had strongly encouraged Brian’s parents not to speak with law enforcement. “Everybody has the right to remain silent,” he stated.
As far as the items found, law enforcement has revealed they consisted of a backpack and a notebook. Until confirmation comes as to whether the human remains belong to Laundrie, the fugitive’s parents will not make any statements.
Professionals Believe Laundrie Committed Suicide
As information comes throughout the next few days Outsiders, we promise to update you on the latest Brian Laundrie findings. For now, however, no word has come surrounding the identification of the human remains found on Wednesday.
Nevertheless, professionals following the investigation and manhunt believe that, should the remains belong to the wanted fugitive, there’s a good chance the 23-year-old committed suicide.
Florida-based private investigator Bill Warner predicted, “Most likely [Laundrie] is dead in the reserve.” Warner added that the fugitive most likely would have killed himself, claiming it was “not likely he just sat there and waited to die.”
Additionally, former Washington D.C. homicide detective Ted Williams shared his own conjectures about the potentiality of Brian Laundrie’s suicide.
He posed the question that if the human remains found due in fact belong to Laundrie, “How did he die?”
He expanded, stating, “It is more likely than not that if this is Brian Laundrie, I would have to believe he died perhaps as a result of a gunshot wound.”
For now, however, we, and the rest of the country, wait.