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Human remains were discovered near Brian Laundrie's things.

The FBI said Wednesday that officials discovered "what appears to be human remains" at the location where Brian Laundrie was being sought. Additionally, according to Michael McPherson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Tampa field office, agents discovered personal belongings — including a rucksack and notebook — that they suspect belong to Laundrie nearby.

The FBI stated the suspected human remains were discovered in an area that was previously submerged. Authorities are conducting an investigation to determine whether the remains are those of Brian Laundrie.

Medical examiner brian laundrie coroner be called, search dead body found news
A WTSP aircraft captured this view over Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida on October 21, 2021, after the Sarasota County medical examiner was summoned to the scene of the Brian Laundrie manhunt.

"I am aware that you have a great deal of questions," McPherson stated. "However, we do not yet have all the answers."

According to one source, only "a little portion" of a body has been discovered, complicating identifying efforts.

The Laundrie family attorney told CBS station WTSP earlier Wednesday that items related to Brian Laundrie were discovered Wednesday morning near a route he frequented in a Florida park that leads to the Carlton reserve.

Laundrie has being sought as a person of interest in the disappearance of his late fiancée Gabby Petito for weeks.

Petito, 22, was reported missing on September 11, ten days after Laundrie returned from a cross-country vacation without her. Her body was discovered in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park on September 19.

The Teton County coroner decided in mid-October that Petito was strangled to death and that his death was a homicide. He stated that he assumed her body had been outside for three to four weeks prior to being discovered.

Laundrie has been cleared of any wrongdoing in Petito's death. However, a Wyoming court issued an arrest warrant for him in late September, accusing him of making illicit withdrawals totaling more than $1,000 between August 30 and September 1.

Petito's family has been pleading with Laundrie for weeks to turn himself in. Laundrie's parents have maintained that they are unaware of their son's whereabouts and have not assisted him in evading detection.