Brian Laundrie: 'Strong probability' remains found belong to missing fiance
Human remains have been found
The FBI has confirmed they found human remains in a Florida park on Wednesday in the search for Gabby Petito's missing fiance Brian Laundrie.
Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family's lawyer, has said that there is a "strong probability" that the remains found belong to the 23-year-old.
Speaking with CNN, he said: "The probability is strong that it is Brian’s remains, but we’re going to wait for the forensic results to come in and verify that."
Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino says Brian’s parents are “heartbroken” by the discovery of personal items and suspected human remains.
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The remains were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida near a backpack and a notebook thought to belong to Laundrie.
Initial reports suggest Laundrie's father Chris found a "dry bag" which belonged to his son in the Carlton Reserve in Florida.
An unidentified source has also told CNN that the partial remains "seem to have been there for a while".
They report that "based on the condition of the remains, it may take some time to officially identify. It is going to be a very thorough process with the medical examiner."
Laundrie was reported missing by his parents on September 17, and remains a "person of interest" in the investigation of Petito's death.
Dog the Bounty Hunter, who sensationally joined the search for Laundrie to much media attention, has claimed that the search for Petito's fiance "seems to be over".
Gabby Petito's death is currently being treated as a homicide.