UPDATED: Human remains confirmed to be those of Brian Laundrie


UPDATED: 10/21/21 6:36 p.m. 

The FBI has confirmed that human remains found at Carlton Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are Brian Laundrie's. 

In a press release, the FBI said a comparison of dental records confirmed the identity. 

At a 4:30 p.m. press conference Special Agent Michael McPherson of the FBI's Tampa Division said that authorites have found what appears to be human remains at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida. 

The area in which the remains were found was underwater until recently. Items belonging to Brian Laundrie were also found at the site inlcuding  a backpack and notebook. 

The Blue Point native  has been missing for weeks and is the sole person  of interest in the murder of Gabrielle Petito. 

The FBI and North Port Police Department have found articles belonging to person of interest, Brian Laundrie, in the homicide of
Blue Point woman, Gabby Petito, in Florida's Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park early Wednesday morning.

A cadaver dog and a medical examiner  have been called to the scene according to North Port, Florida police.