A Florida police official said rumors the Brian Laundrie's parents planted evidence are 'completely untrue'
Several law enforcement agencies are preparing to return to the Carlton Reservation in Florida on September 21 to search for Brian Laundrie. North Harbor Police Station
Human remains and a backpack and notebook by Brian Laundrie were found on Wednesday, the FBI said.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie joined the search on the Florida reservation, fueling rumors that they had planted his belongings.
A Florida police officer put an end to rumors that Laundrie's parents planted evidence found Wednesday.
A Florida police officer on Thursday ceased speculation that Brian Laundrie's parents planted evidence on the state reservation where Brian's remains were found and called the rumors "completely untrue".
On Wednesday, Chris and Roberta Laundrie joined in the search for their son, who went missing last month and is the only person interested in the death of his fiancée Gabby Petito after the park reopened after the water level fell.
Apparent human remains were found Wednesday in the previously flooded area of the Carlton Reservation near a backpack and notebook belonging to Laundrie, according to Michael McPherson, a special agent in charge of the FBI's Tampa Division.
The FBI confirmed Thursday that the remains belonged to Laundrie through a comparison of dental records.
In a statement Wednesday, Steve Bertolino, the Laundrie family attorney, said Laundrie's parents were on the reservation "when human remains and some of Brian's belongings were in an area where law enforcement officers originally advised Brian possibly "wild speculation fueled the laundries had laid the evidence.
When asked for comment, North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor denied the rumors.
"Completely untrue," Taylor told Insider on Thursday. "We went to the park with them."
In a statement to Insider on Thursday, Bertolino repeated the feeling and called the speculation "nonsense".
"People who have nothing else to do fear that this case will go away and that they will have to follow celebrities and others in the wrong world of the internet again," he added.
"Enough is enough," Bertolino said in an interview with NBC Newsnow on Thursday evening, claiming that the "family has been coordinating laundry with law enforcement since day 1."
Bertolino added that the day the park was reopened to the public, the Laundrie family joined in the search and that he alerted North Port police before they began the search.
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