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Search for Gabby Petito's fiancee Brian Laundrie in Florida: human remains found; Gaby Petit' s belongings recovered;

Search for Gabby Petito's fiancee Brian Laundrie in Florida: human remains found; Gaby Petit' s belongings recovered;

According to law enforcement sources and a Laundrie family attorney, items believed to belong to Brian Launderrie and human remains were found Wednesday in southeastern Florida during the search for clues in the Assassination of Gabby Petito during their cross-country road trip.

Chris and Roberta Laundrie, Launderries parents, took part in the search Wednesday, together with the FBI and North Port, Florida, police who responded to Launrie's disappearance more than a month after she was reported missing after heading to the vast Carlton Reserve park.

After a brief search off , some articles belonging to Brian were found, Brian's attorney Steven Bertolino wrote in he released. As of right now, law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area, says McLeod.

The FBI field office in Tampa also confirmed on Twitter earlier Wednesday that items of interest were found in the Laundrie search, but did not elaborate further.

An FBI Evidence Response team is handling the scene. The reserve is closed to the public at this time, and no further details are available, the statement added.

According to a law enforcement official, the possible human remains were found near the location where Laundrie's items were located earlier. The official, who could not be reached for comment publicly, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

The FBI has scheduled an afternoon news conference in Florida to discuss the findings.

The Sarasota County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed it had been summoned to the reserve, but declined to comment further.

Laundrie, 23, is a person of interest in the killing of Petito, who was last seen on Sept. 11 by her parents while the couple was on secluded road trips outside of the United States.

The case generated enormous public interest, but it also raised uncomfortable questions about the inequitable attention given to the hundreds of Native American and other minority women missing or murdered across the United States. Petito is white.

Petitos body was found on Sept. 19 on the edge of Wyoming Grand Teton National Park, which the couple had visited. The coroner concluded that she died of strangulation and that her body had been there for three or four weeks.

The couple was arrested Aug. 12 by police in Moab, Utah, after they had a physical altercation, but no charges were brought.

Laundrie returned home alone Sept. 1 in the Ford van she took on their trip. He was last seen after telling his parents on Sept. 14 that he was going for a hike in the Carlton Reserve, sasota County's most sought after natural preserve, which has for weeks been cited as assisting the search.

The activity on Wednesday was focused on the nearby Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, where television reports reported several law enforcement vehicles arriving and a tent set up in the woods. Laundrie found a Ford Mustang that she drove into the wilderness.

Laundrie is charged in a federal Wyoming indictment with unauthorized use of , which would allow authorities to arrest him if he is found alive.

It claims Laundrie used a Capital One Bank card and someones personal identification number to make illegal withdrawals or charges worth more than $1,000. It does not say to whom the card belonged or what kind of charges were made.

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