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A coroner and a corpse dog called to park where investigators found Brian Laundrie’s objects



Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, reported Tuesday night to the FBI and the North Port Police Department that they intended to go to the park Wednesday morning to look for him, the family lawyer Steven Bertolino. Law enforcement met there Wednesday morning, he said.

After a “brief search” for a trail frequented by Laundrie, the family and law enforcement found “some items” that belonged to him, Bertolino said. I would not give further information on which or how many items were found.

Bertolino said law enforcement is now conducting a more thorough investigation of the area.

The Sarasota County Forensic Physician has been called to the scene and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said corpse dog and two observers were also at the site. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office emergency response team and Lee County Sheriff’s Office are also on the scene along with a mobile unit and a tent.

North Port police declined to comment.

The discovery occurs in the middle of a comprehensive search of the Parador de Laundrie which has now been extended for a month.

Nearly two months ago, Petito, 22, disappeared while she and Laundrie, 23, were on a road trip through the western United States, documenting their trips on social media. Laundrie returned home to North Point, Florida, where they lived with their parents, without Petito on September 1st.

Unable to contact her, Petito’s family reported her disappearance 10 days later. Laundrie did not want to cooperate with research on his whereabouts and soon after also disappeared and his family told investigators they believed he had gone to a nearby nature reserve.

Petito’s remains were found in a Wyoming National Forest on Sept. 19 near where the couple had last been seen together. Dr. Brent Blue, a forensic investigator in Teton County, has ruled that he died of strangulation.
Laundrie has not been explicitly linked to Petito’s homicide, but is the subject of one federal arrest warrant for unauthorized use of another person’s debit card in the days following Petito’s last conversation with his family.

CNN’s Madeline Holcombe and Jon Passantino contributed to this report.