New developments in the search for Brian Laundrie revealed that Florida police have discovered what appears to be “partial human remains” in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. The park connects to the Carlton reserve where they found some of Laundrie’s belongings. Previously, the particular area was underwater. The news broke at 11:06 a.m. PT.
Earlier today, North Port Police requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Human Remains Detection Team at the park. A K-9 unit also joined the efforts to follow any scent of human remains. It is not certain that the remains found are, in fact, human just yet. However, upon initial observation, the remains do seem to match the description and attributes of a human body. According to TMZ, police do not typically call for the Human Remains Detection Team and K-9 unit if a human body has already been found. The Medical Examiner will arrive at the location shortly.
Police found the remains in question in a new portion of the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. Prior to today, they had yet to search that particular area. Brian Laundrie’s parents aided in today’s efforts, guiding police to a new trail that Laundrie has frequented, leading the team to his belongings.
Parents Chris and Roberta Laundrie showed up early Wednesday morning to search for their son. Shortly into the search, North Port police came across some articles of clothing and other unnamed items that belong to the fugitive.
Fox News reporter Laura Ingle posted a video of the moment when police broke the news to his parents.
“The parents of fugitive Brian Laundrie, ventured into Florida’s Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park today, where Fox News Digital saw an officer apparently tell parents that law enforcement ‘might have found something,'” Ingle tweeted.
Brian Laundrie Family Attorney Refuses to Respond to Questions Regarding Remains
Prior to Wednesday’s search, Brian Laundrie’s parents have not participated in many of the police’s efforts to search for the fugitive. However, this time, the family reached out to officials to inform them of their intention to search for their son.
The family’s attorney, Steven Bertolino, released a statement regarding the family’s activities.
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie went to the Myakkahatchee Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian,” Bertolino stated. “As of now law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area.”
Following the discovery of the potential human remains and Brian Laundrie’s items, reporters inquired about the family’s reason for involvement.
Reporter Shannon Clowe of WTSP asked if the parents were at Carlton Reserve to identify the belongings, rather than search for Brian Laundrie himself. Bertolino responded with “Nothing further.”
Clowe also asked if the family believed Laundrie was suicidal. Bertolino offered “no comment.”