Items belonging to Laundrie found, medical examiner called

An attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie says “articles” have been found that belong to the man who is considered a person of interest in the death of his fiancée, Gabby Petito.

Items belonging to Laundrie found, medical examiner called
An attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie says “articles” have been found that belong to the man who is considered a person of interest in the death of his fiancée, Gabby Petito.In a statement obtained by ABC News and Fox News, attorney Steven Bertolino says Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta, went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida, to search for their son Wednesday morning.The lawyer says the FBI and the North Port Police Department were informed of Laundrie’s parents’ intentions and the agencies met them at the park.After a brief search off of a trail that Laundrie reportedly frequented, the attorney says, “Some articles belonging to Brian were found.”The lawyer says authorities are now conducting a more thorough investigation of the area.Additionally, a medical examiner’s office in Sarasota has been called to the park where the search for Laundrie is underway, a spokeswoman for the office confirmed to WFTS and ABC News.Petito, 22, was reported missing on Sept. 11 after she didn’t return from a cross-country road trip that she went on with Laundrie, visiting national parks in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.The woman’s remains were later recovered near the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Wyoming on Sept. 19. Her death was ruled a homicide and the Teton County coroner has said she died by strangulation.Authorities say Laundrie returned to Florida without Petito after their trip, but he then disappeared, and law enforcement has been actively searching for him.According to the FBI, a federal arrest warrant has been issued for Laundrie related to his alleged activities following the death of Petito. Specifically, the warrant is for violating a federal statute over the “use of unauthorized access devices.”