Brian Laundrie Remains Have Likely Been Found, Family Lawyer Says: 'Probability Is Strong'

The lawyer representing the Laundrie family has said the "probability is strong" that the partial human remains found in Florida belong to Brian.

Steven Bertolino, who is representing Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, spoke on CNN's Cuomo Prime Timeon Wednesday evening after authorities found human remains in the Carlton Reserve.

He said: "The probability is strong that it is Brian's remains but we are going to wait for the forensic results to come in to verify that."

Identification of the partial human remains could take a couple of days or longer, according to the medical examiner.

Steven Bertolino had earlier told Insider that the remains had been found at a location where Laundrie's parents had informed authorities they should look.

He said: "Chris and Roberta Laundrie 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 might be."

Further explaining what had happened, Bertolino said Brian Laundrie's father found a bag that had some of his son's belongings inside.

Bertolino added: "Chris Laundrie discovered a 'dry bag' containing some of Brian's items in the woods alongside the trail and a law enforcement officer also found a backpack nearby on the side of the trail near the remains."

The human remains were located "about 2 to 3 miles inside the Carlton Reserve or about a 45-minute walk" from the entrance of the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, according to North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor.

He explained the area of the park had previously been underwater and described the terrain as being "rough" and "unforgiving."

Newsweek has contacted the North Port Police Department for comment.

Brian Laundrie disappeared days before Gabby Petito's body was discovered in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on September 19.

He had been staying at his parents' home and refused to speak to investigators about Petito's disappearance.

The FBI issued a warrant for his arrest on September 23 and alleged that Laundrie had "used unauthorized debit cards after Gabby Petito's death."

Laundrie and his girlfriend Petito had been traveling across the U.S. in a white van and documented part of their journey on social media.

They are understood to have visited several national parks in Colorado, Utah as well as Wyoming.

During their travels, Petito and Laundrie spoke to Moab Police Department officers after they received reports of an "altercation."

No charges were filed.

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Brian Laundrie spoke to Moab Police Department officers during the summer. The Laundrie family lawyer believes the human remains found in Carlton Reserve could belong to Brian. Utah Police