Brian Laundrie, 23, disappeared in early September after returning to Florida from a road trip with his partner and social media influencer, Gabby Petito, 22. Investigators used dental records to confirm the finding of Laundrie’s body at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.
The FBI issued a statement on Thursday which said: “On October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found at the T Mabry Carlton Jr Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie.”
The announcement came just one day after the body was found.
A lawyer representing Laundrie’s parents also issued a statement which read: “Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve are indeed Brian’s.
“We have no further comment at this time and we ask that you respect the Laundries’ privacy at this time.”
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Laundrie and Petito started their road trip from New York’s Long Island.
Ms Petito documented their travels on social media as they journeyed through Kansas, Colorado and Utah.
Brian Laundrie has not been charged in relation to Ms Petito’s death.