Autopsy of Brian Laundrie's remains came back inconclusive, attorney says
Brian Laundrie's remains were sent to an anthropologist "for further evaluation," according to the family's attorney, after the autopsy results were inconclusive.
"No cause or cause of death has been determined," Steven Bertolino said in a statement to NBC News.
Human remains were found on the Carlton Reservation in Florida on Wednesday after more than a month of searching for Laundrie, who was interested in the disappearance of his fiancée Gabby Petito, before her body was discovered in Wyoming. The remains, described as "skeletal" by the North Port Police Department, have been confirmed as laundry after a review of dental records, officials said Thursday.
According to the FBI, the remains were found alongside personal items such as a backpack and a notebook by Laundrie.
His parents helped lead the FBI and North Port Police to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, Bertolino previously said.
He has rejected the idea that the Laundrie family knew their son was going missing, or that they had reached an agreement with prosecutors to help with the search. He said that as their lawyer, he personally advised parents not to speak to law enforcement.
The Carlton Reserve and neighboring Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, which are connected, are just a few minutes' drive north of the Laundrie family home.
Petito, 22, and Laundrie, 23, were traveling the country and recording their trip in their van on social media. But Laundrie returned to his parents' home in North Port without her on September 1, authorities said.
While searching for Petito, Moab City, Utah police released a body camera video showing a desperate Petito after an alleged physical altercation with Laundrie.
Petito's body was discovered on September 19 at Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming. Petito had been dead for at least three weeks and her death was classified as a "manual strangulation" murder, the coroner said.
Laundrie has been missing since mid-September when his parents said he went hiking on the Carlton reservation and never returned. The 25,000 acre wildlife sanctuary was closed to extensive searches of the area and only reopened last week.
An arrest warrant was issued against Laundrie after authorities said he used Petito's debit card without permission. He was a person of interest in the case and was not charged with Petito's death.
The Petito case has generated tremendous public interest, but it has also raised uncomfortable questions about the unequal media and law enforcement attention given to missing white women versus missing people of color. Petito was white.
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