According to a report, the remains of fugitive Brian Laundrie in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were discovered just minutes after his parents stepped into the area on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Skeletal human remains of Brian Laundrie were unearthed Wednesday with his notebook and backpack nearby. The authorities said they had been submerged in water.
The breakthrough in the search for the five-week missing fugitive came as Chris and Roberta Laundrie led the law enforcement officials Wednesday morning.
Laundrie family lawyer Steven Bertolino told People it took just “about 20 to 30 minutes into the walk” for the parents to discover his belongings, and his remains were found nearby.
Laundrie family lawyer Steven Bertolino said they first looked for their son in the area back on Sept. 14, but the place was too swampy at the time. According to the Sun, the parents contacted law enforcement agencies on Tuesday night and led the search the following morning.
Multiple law enforcement agencies scoured the Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie with no results. This latest turn of events has prompted suspicions the parents were convinced to assist the manhunt.
Bertolino declined the claims with NBC News in an interview.
“There was no deal,” Bertolino said. “There were certainly conversations, as one would expect happens in every criminal case. You always have conversations with the prosecutors … but no deal was cut. The Laundries have been cooperating with law enforcement, both locally and federally, since day one with respect to Brian.”
There has been no information on how and when Laundrie lost his life.
Laundrie was the only person of interest in the death of his fiance Gabby Petito, 22, who did not accompany him home on Sept. 1 from a cross country trip. Her body was found on Sept. 19, six days after Laundrie disappeared.
While the authorities confirmed Petito died of manual strangulation three to four weeks before her remains were found, Laundrie was not charged for her death.