How did Brian Laundrie’s parents find his remains in a few hours? 8 months ago

How did Brian Laundrie’s parents find his remains in a few hours?

'They should have been able to locate that body'

Brian Laundrie had been missing for 33 days and yet his parents were able to find his belongings and then his body in a matter of hours - how?


Chris and Roberta Laundrie were at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park and had contacted law enforcement to accompany them.

Despite the enormous task force employed to find Laundrie, it only took the couple minutes to find a “dry bag” containing personal items belonging to their son.


Once the discovery became public knowledge, the family's attorney, Steve Bertolino, released a statement.

“After a brief search off a trail that Brian frequented some articles belonging to Brian were found. As of now law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area,” Bertolino said.

After comparing the discovered remains to dental records, the FBI confirmed that they were that of Brian Laundrie.

Social media has been quick to call it convenient, given that Laundrie’s parents were able to locate his belongings with relative ease. That same location had been combed over by highly-trained FBI agents, police and sheriff search teams with specially trained dogs months earlier.


So surely, if there was anything there it would have been unearthed?

“Rough is an understatement,” tweeted North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor on September 23.


Sometimes human error can prevent such vital discoveries but it wasn’t only human eyes searching for clues.

Police officials used sonar, drones, swamp buggies and a fixed-wing aircraft and still nothing was discovered. In a last-ditch attempt, a local rancher with over 30 years of experience in the terrain was employed in the search but still nothing.

Despite the flooding being a continuous issue, experts believe that the dogs would still have been able to sniff out Laundrie’s remains and belongings.


“If the body had been there, when they went by with cadaver dogs, and the body had been there for more than two or three minutes, the odor would have come through the water,” Kyle Heyen told NewsNation. “They should have been able to locate that body."

“The day the park reopens, they go into this specific area ... They go to this exact spot and they find the backpack and they identify the backpack from what I understand and the notebook in this particular area, so it’s quite strange,” Robert Boyce for NYPD told ABC.

He continued: “So, they go to this one location, this remote location where it’s a path where people go by and they’re being told by the FBI agent that all of a sudden we found something, we found the remains ... So there’s a lot of things here that don’t add up to coincidence, so you wonder how they got there and what they knew all along.”

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