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Steve Bertolino, the attorney representing the Laundrie family, confirms to Fox News Digital that the remains found in Carlton Reserve are that of Brian Laundrie

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Petito family releases statement on confirmation of Brian Laundrie's remains found in swamp

"Gabby’s family is not doing interviews or making a statement at this time," Petito-Schmidt family attorney Rick Stafford said in a statement to Fox News correspondent Laura Ingle. "They are grieving the loss of their beautiful daughter. Gabby’s family will make a statement at the appropriate time and when they are emotionally ready."

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Brian Laundrie remains confirmed by FBI

The FBI on Thursday confirmed remains recovered from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida, on Wednesday were fugitive Brian Laundrie's. 

A comparison of dental records confirmed Laundrie's identity, according to the FBI.

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FBI confirms remains found in T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve are that of Brian Laundrie

"Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve are are indeed Brian's," Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino said in a statement to Fox News. "We have no further comment at this time and we ask you respect the Laundrie family's privacy at this time."

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Officers enter Laundrie home Thursday after skeletal remains found in Myakkahatchee Creek Park

Two officers entered the Laundrie home around 5:14 pm Thursday, a day after skeletal remains were found in Myakkahatchee Creek Park amid a search for Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the murder of his former fiancée.

Chris Laundrie answered the knock and let them in. The officers left about two minutes later and ignored questions from reporters.

The apparent human remains discovered Wednesday morning when Brian Laundrie's parents were searching in a Florida park consisted of "bones," Fox News has confirmed. 

A source familiar with the matter told Fox News Digital on Thursday that the apparent skeletal remains, specifically "bones," were recovered within the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on Wednesday morning near belongings that appear to have been Brian Laundrie's, including a notebook and a backpack. Laundrie, now a fugitive, was last seen in mid-September when he left for a hike in the park. 

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Brian Laundrie update: Apparent human remains consist of 'bones' found in park, source confirms

The apparent human remains discovered Wednesday morning when Brian Laundrie's parents were searching in Florida's Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, where their son, a fugitive, was last believed to have been, consisted of "bones," Fox News has confirmed. 

A source familiar with the matter told Fox News Digital on Thursday that the apparent skeletal remains, specifically "bones," were recovered within the park on Wednesday morning near belongings that appear to have been Brian Laundrie's including a notebook and a backpack. 

"These items were found in an area that, up until recently, had been underwater. Our evidence response team is on scene using all available forensic resources to process the area," said Michael McPherson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Tampa division, during a Wednesday press conference. "It's likely the team will be on scene for several days."

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Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie seen in last known candid photos taken before Petito went missing

Recently surfaced photos may be the last known candid shots of now-deceased Gabby Petito and her fugitive fiancé, Brian Laundrie.

A photographer who didn't know the couple captured them in some of his photos taken on Aug. 10; they may be the last known, candid photos of Laundrie and Petito together.

"They stood out because they had the 'van life' look to them and I remember feeling envious because they seemed like enthusiasts," the photographer said of the couple he and his wife encountered in Utah. 

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'RIP Gabby': Bradenton farm creates corn maze tribute to Gabby Petito

A farm in Manatee County, Florida is paying tribute to Gabby Petito in the form of a large corn maze that spells out the words "RIP Gabby" along with a cross and a heart.

Click here to read more from Fox 13 Tampa Bay.

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Brian Laundrie search: Family lawyer addresses rumors parents planted evidence in Florida swamp

With the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park briefly reopened to the public, and water levels significantly lower than in mid-September, when Brian Laundrie vanished, the missing man's parents wanted to go in and search some of his favorite haunts Wednesday, according to their New York-based attorney.

As it happened, Chris and Roberta Laundrie led authorities to several items believed to have belonged to their son — and human remains that were not immediately identifiable.

But the proximity of the finds so close to the park entrance raised suspicions from critics as to their authenticity, said Steven Bertolino, the Laundries’ lawyer, who dismissed those concerns as unfounded.

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Medical examiner gives no timetable for identification of human remains

Florida District 12 Medical Examiner Russell Vega tells Fox News' Audrey Conklin he does not "know at this time" when he will be able to identify remains officials discovered Wednesday at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, where authorities have been searching for fugitive Brian Laundrie for a month.

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K-9 dogs return to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office tells Fox News' Audrey Conklin on Thursday that it was "requested again today by the FBI to send one of our Human Remains Detection K9s to assist them with a search."

"We provided one HRD K9 team, which consists of one K9 and one handler, and one deputy to act as a spotter for the safety of the team while they search," the Sheriff's Office added.

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Lee County Sheriff holding press conference following discovery of human remains

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Dr. Michael Baden: Cause of death could be ‘difficult’ to determine based on environment

Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden tells “Fox & Friends First” that he agrees with the belief that the remains found yesterday in a Florida park is likely Brian Laundrie. 

“The difficult part will be the cause of death depending on the environment, since he was underwater apparently for a while,” he said.  

“The most important thing will be what kind of animal activity there was during the past, perhaps, five weeks that he has been missing,” he added. “Remember, they have insects, rodents and alligators there, so that won’t affect the identification, but will affect the cause of death and that is what the medical examiner in Sarasota will be working on for the next couple of days.” 

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Laundrie family attorney: 'Probability is high' that remains found are Brian

Steve Bertolino, the attorney representing the Laundrie family, confirms to Fox News Digital that the "probability is high" that remains found Wednesday in a Florida park belong to Brian.  

Bertolino also told Fox News Digital he and the parents were "always cooperating with law enforcement with respect to locating Brian."

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Onlookers arrive outside Laundrie home after reports of the earlier discovery

Brian Laundrie's family home in North Port, Florida, has been the focus of media attention since September, and--at times--protesters who put up signs and small tributes to Gabby Petito.

On Wednesday night, individuals visited the front of the home to take a look as some of the signage after reports that possible human remains and a backpack belonging to Brian Laundrie found were found at the Carlton Reserve park.

Michael McPherson, chief of the Tampa FBI office, said the items and remains were found in a swampy area — home to alligators, snakes, coyotes and other wildlife — that had previously been underwater.

“It’s likely the team will be on site for several days,” he said.

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Laundrie family lawyer releases statement after possible human remains found

"Chris and Roberta Laundrie were at the reserve earlier today when human remains and some of Brian’s possessions were located in an area where they had initially advised law enforcement that Brian may be. Chris and Roberta will wait for the forensic identification of the human remains before making any additional comments," Laundrie family lawyer Steven Bertolino told Fox News.

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