Brian Laundrie Fbi Update: During the investigation into the disappearance and subsequent homicide of his fiancee Gabby Petito, Laundrie’s parents were summoned to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida, which is close to the Carlton Reserve, where the suspect, Laundrie, was believed to have gone for a hike and failed to return.
Stephen Bertolino, the Laundrie family’s attorney, was compelled to defend the parents on national television last night, following criticism of their actions, notably their refusal to assist with police at the outset of the inquiry.
“I see plenty of personality disorders in Laundrie,” Dr. James Huysman, a psychologist and Chief Compassion Officer for WellMed, told the Sun newspaper earlier this week after viewing footage from a law enforcement body cam after officers were called to a domestic incident between him and fiancée Gabby Petito. Dr. James Huysman is a Florida-based psychologist and Chief Compassion Officer for WellMed.
Ralph Cilento, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told Insider that he believes police haven’t charged Laundrie in Petito’s death because he would have had the absolute right to counsel and that they are instead looking to arrest him on the basis of bank-card fraud after he used Petito’s card after she died.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the FBI stated that fragmentary human remains had been discovered inside the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, close where a bag and notebook thought to be belonging to Brian Laundrie had been discovered earlier in the day.
The attorney for Brian Laundrie’s parents, Steven Bertolino, has stated that there is a “high chance” that the bones found are those of the 23-year-old fugitive’s father. “The probability is high that it is Brian’s remains,” he said in an interview with CNN. “However, we’re going to wait for the forensic results to come in and verify that.”
Meanwhile, Brian Laundrie’s parents were there at the reserve when human remains and a handful of their son’s belongings were discovered, according to Mr. Bertolino, who spoke to CNN about the discovery.
An investigation into the disappearance of Brian Laundrie led to the discovery of partial human remains in a Florida nature park where authorities had been looking for him. A medical examiner was called to the scene, and authorities continued their search for the fugitive wanted in the disappearance of Gabby Petito.
The finding of Laundrie’s bones follows the discovery of some of his belongings at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park earlier this year.