Apparent human remains have been found in the Florida reserve where Brian Laundrie, fiancé of Gabby Petito, reportedly went missing, authorities confirmed Wednesday.
The remains were discovered in a previously flooded area in the Carlton Reserve, according to Michael McPherson, Special Agent in Charge in the Tampa Division of the FBI.
"Earlier today, investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items, such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie," McPherson told reporters during a press conference.Advertisement
Authorities have not confirmed if the remains belong to Laundrie.
Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, told Insider Wednesday that Laundrie's parents, Chris and Roberta, "were at the reserve earlier today when human remains and some of Brian's possessions were located in an area where they had initially advised law enforcement that Brian may be."
"Chris and Roberta will wait for the forensic identification of the human remains before making any additional comments," Bertolino said.