The FBI has just released an official statement clarifying that dental records have confirmed that the human remains found in a Florida park are those of Brian Laundrie. Laundrie has been missing for over a month. He disappeared from his parent’s Florida home shortly after he returned there on September 11 from an extended trip with his now-deceased fiance.
Laundrie has been on the run since he became the key suspect in his fiancé Gabby Petito’s mysterious death. On September 19, it was confirmed that the remains found in a Wyoming park were those of Gabby Petito.
Van-life blogger and Instagramer Gabby Petito, and her fiance Brian Laundrie took off for a cross-country adventure in a converted van on July 2, 2021. The couple lived together in North Port, Florida. The last time her family heard from her was on August 25.
On August 12, Petito and Laundrie got into a physical fight in Utah, according to a police report
Officers from the Moab Police Department said they responded to a potential domestic violence incident between Petito and Laundrie on August 12 after a man identified as Christopher contacted police.
The responding Officer Daniel Scott Robbins followed the van and eventually moved to pull it over, noting that the van was traveling 45 mph in a 15 mph zone, according to the police report. Then, the officer observed the van cross a double yellow line, switch lanes, and swerve to the right, colliding with the curb.
When Robbins approached the van, he found Petito crying in the passenger seat. He wrote in the report that she cried and breathed heavily during their conversation. She told the officer she had been arguing with Laundrie and that she was struggling with her mental health.
Laundrie also told the officer of an “emotional strain” and ongoing arguments between her and Petito. According to the police report, Laundrie said Peito struck him when she thought he was going to drive away in their van following an argument.
Gabby’s parents reported her missing on September 11, after not hearing from her for several days.