Brian Laundry: The medical examiner and the corpse dog were called to a stand where detectives found Laundry’s items

Family attorney Stephen Bertolino said Laundry’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundry, informed the FBI and the North Port Police Department Tuesday night that they intended to come to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park Wednesday morning to look for him. He said law enforcement met them on Wednesday morning.

Bertolino said that after a “brief search” of a route Landry frequented, the family and law enforcement authorities found “some articles” of him. He did not provide any other information about what or how many items were found.

Bertolino said law enforcement is now conducting a more thorough investigation in that area.

The FBI confirmed Tampa In a tweet that “items of interest” were found at the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday morning in connection with the search for Laundrie. The FBI said the FBI’s Evidence Response Team is handling the scene.
The Sarasota County medical examiner was called to the scene, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office A . said dog corpse Two observers were also on site. The Sarasota County Police Department’s Emergency Response Team and Lee County Sheriff’s Office are also on site, along with a mobile tent unit.

North Port Police declined to comment.

Discovery comes in the middle Comprehensive search for Laundry Which has now spanned over a month and while authorities are trying to piece together what happened to Petito.
The Myakkahatchee Creek Ecological Park It is located on 160 acres of heavily wooded land in North Port, Florida, with trails and a camping area. The park is connected to the Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre nature reserve that was the investigators’ primary research site.

How did we get here

Pettito, 22, and Laundry, 23, traveled across the western US in a white van this summer, all while posting photos and stories regularly on their social media pages. These publications abruptly ceased in late August, and Laundry returned alone to their home in North Point, Florida, where they lived with his parents, on September 1.

Pettito’s family, who was unable to contact her, reported her missing 10 days later, and launched a national search. Laundry refused to cooperate with an investigation into her whereabouts, and soon after, he also disappeared. His family told investigators they believe he went to a sprawling nature reserve nearby.

The coroner says Gabi Pettito's cause of death was suffocation
The remains of Petito were found in National Forest in Wyoming On September 19 near where the couple was last seen. Teton County Detective Dr. Brent Blow She was sentenced to death She died of suffocation.

“We think this was strangling by a human,” Blue told CNN reporter Anderson Cooper.

Laundry was not explicitly related to Pettito’s murder, but he is the subject of a Federal arrest warrant For the unauthorized use of someone else’s debit card in the days since Petito last spoke to her family.

Although their social media posts seem idyllic, their relationship has been riddled with tension and conflict in recent months. Pettito called her mother regularly, and those conversations seemed to reveal “more and more tension” in Pettito’s relationship, according to the police affidavit of a search warrant for an external hard drive found in the couple’s truck.

In addition, the couple was involved in a domestic dispute and were Police arrested him in August in Moab, Utah, after the 911 caller told dispatchers that he saw a man hitting a woman, according to audio provided by the grand county sheriff’s office.

In a report from Moab Police, another police witness said he saw the couple arguing over the phone. The witness said that when Laundry got into the truck, Pettit appeared to hit him in the arm and then climbed through the driver’s side door as if he had locked it, the report said.

After interviewing Pettito, Londry and the witness, officers described the incident as an argument that turned into a physical altercation involving shoving and scratching.

CNN’s Madeline Holcomb and John Basantino contributed to this report.


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