Brian Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta, have been left ‘heartbroken’ after his dad ‘discovered a backpack’ near to where authorities uncovered ‘human remains’ that have yet to be identified.
According to reports, a ‘dry bag,’ that may have belonged to Gabby Petito’s fiancé, was found close to the entrance of the Carlton Reserve in North Port, Florida.
Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family’s attorney, claimed the moment the discovery was made was ‘caught on camera’.
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In an interview with CNN’s Chris Coumo, he said: “Chris didn’t want to pick the bag up because he wanted law enforcement to see it. This was caught on camera.
“Chris couldn’t find the law enforcement because they were then out of sight, because Chris had been in the woods, so he didn’t want to leave the bag there with the news reporter standing nearby, so he picked it up.”
He continued: “They looked at the contents of the bag.
“At that time, law enforcement officers showed him a picture on the phone of a backpack that law enforcement had located also nearby, and also some distance off the trail.”
Bertolino claimed that the family ‘initially informed law enforcement’ that their son was likely around the reserve on September 17.
“Indeed, this is the very area of the park that we initially informed law enforcement, on I believe it was September 17th, that Brian would be most likely in the preserve,” he said. “Mr Laundrie informed me that it was quite near the entrance… He put a time frame of about 30 minutes in. A mile or two in the reserve.”
The discoveries come shortly after Gabby Petito’s autopsy results revealed she died as a result of ‘strangulation’.
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