Remains in Florida Confirmed to be Brian Laundrie

The FBI in Denver confirmed that the human remains found in a Florida park on Wednesday were identified as those of Brian Laundrie.

The identification came after police in North Port said the remains found were skeletal. Police also found clothing matching the description of what Brian wore when he took off on September 13, as well as a backpack and a notebook.

“The notebook to my understanding has not been opened. You know, that will need to be processed,” police spokesman Josh Taylor said.

Sources reported that the notebook had not been opened and needed to be processed. The notebook was found outside of the bag and was “possibly salveagable” after being wet.

Police had no comment about a weapon being found.

Detectives visited the home of Chris and Roberta Laundrie, Brian’s parents, before the announcement of the identification was made.

“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve are indeed Brian’s,” family attorney Steven Bertolino said. “We have no further comment at this time and we ask that you respect the Laundrie’s privacy at this time.”

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