The U.S. federal police said Thursday that human remains found in a Florida nature reserve on Wednesday match the murdered young traveler Coffee Petito’s boyfriend.
A comparison of dental data confirmed the existence of “human remains” of Brian Laundry, who went missing in September after Gabriel Petito returned from a long trip to the United States, according to the FBI.
The 23-year-old, who refused to answer investigators’ questions before disappearing, was appointed “person interested in the investigation.”
Police did not specify what the nature of these human remains was.
Brian Laundry and KP Pettito, 22, traveled from New York in a modified van that lasted four months in July and regularly shared photos and videos on Instagram and YouTube, in the stunning settings of American Western National Parks.
But the young man with the shaved head returned earlier than expected, alone on Sept. 1, and since the end of August, KP Petito’s parents had not asked her. They finally announced his disappearance on September 11, but Brian Laundry refused to answer investigators’ questions before disappearing, triggering a larger manhunt.
“She gets angry sometimes”
His personality was central to the investigation, especially after the video was released by police in Moab, Utah. “She’s annoying at times,” he specifically told agents, who were invited to the marriage dispute, while Coffee Petito appeared in tears in a car.
The body of the young woman was later found near Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park on September 19, and an autopsy revealed she had been strangled.
After several weeks of research, investigators arrived quickly through the Carlton swamp, not far from the couple’s home, “sometimes a large and hostile area,” police warned. “It is a dangerous job for search teams to advance through swamps full of crocodiles and snakes,” police said.
Human remains and personal items
In addition to their human remains, “a bag belonging to Brian Laundry and personal items such as a notebook” were “recently in the water,” Special Agent Michael McPherson said Wednesday.
The young man’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundry, said: […] Brian’s, ”their lawyer Steven Bertolino confirmed.
Coffee Petito’s disappearance and subsequent hunt for her boyfriend were, however, subject to intense media coverage and a flood of publications on social networks. Women compared to minorities.
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