Florida sheriffs bring dive teams to search waters of Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie
Several law enforcement agencies are preparing to search the Carlton Reservation in Florida on September 21 in search of Brian Laundrie. North Harbor Police Station
Florida Police continue their search for Brian Laundrie, named as a person of interest in the disappearance and death of his fiancée Gabby Petito.
The North Port Police searched the 25,000 acre Carlton reservation by air and on foot using K-9 units, as well as "dive teams, boats and sonar equipment."
Authorities have called the reserve a "vast and unforgiving place" with snakes and alligators.
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The Sarasota County Florida Sheriff's Office dispatched diving teams to the sprawling Carlton Reservation to help find Gabby Petito's missing fiancé Brian Laundrie, Florida police confirmed Wednesday.
North Port, Florida police said Wednesday the "search" is continuing for Laundrie, who was reported missing by his family on September 17. Authorities search Florida's Carlton Reserve by air and on foot with K-9 units.
"Area resources are exploring large bodies of water, including dive teams, boats, and sonar equipment. Currently, this doesn't mean anything has been found. It's part of the entire search process," said North Port Police Department spokesman Josh. Taylor said in a statement.
The NPPD added that in their search they found "a possible self-inflicted death about a mile from the environmental park" but said the death had "nothing to do with this case".
North Port PD said Tuesday evening that their "searches of Carlton and nearby land for the evening" had been completed and had "revealed nothing of interest". They asked the public for help with the search and encouraged people to send tips to the FBI.
NPPD Commander Joe Fussell said Wednesday the terrain was "rough".
"We have invested a lot of resources trying to cover every morning on this reservation," Fussell said in a video from the department. "These guys, our law enforcement partners, are motivated and hungry to find Brian Laundrie."
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office also denied rumors that he had already been found: "Despite rumors on social media tonight, #BrianLaundrie is NOT IN our agency's HOUSING at this time," it tweeted late Tuesday.
"We can confirm that we have received reports of 'suspected sightings' but none have been accurate."
Laundrie's family said he was missing after hiking in the reserve last week, days after Petito was reported missing. On Sunday, authorities found Petito's body at a campsite in Wyoming and initially classified her death as murder.
Laundrie has been named a person of interest in Petito's death, according to a statement by the FBI Denver Special Agent Michael Schneider.
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