Update on Gabby Petito



Gabby Petito (left) and Bryan Laundrie (right) on their shared Youtube channel.

Brooke Edgington, True Crime Writer

What appears to be human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie have been found on the Carlton Reserve in North Carolina. Brian Laundrie is the main suspect in the homicide of young woman Gabby Petito. Some of the items found are Brian’s backpack and notebook. The remains were found in an area that has been underwater until recently. A source said, “Based on the condition of the remains, it may take some time to officially identify. It is going to be a very thorough process with the medical examiner.” The area of the remains is the “very area of the park that we initially informed law enforcement on,” Attorney Bertolino said, referring to a meeting with Brian Laundrie’s parents and law enforcement on September 17. Laundries’ parents informed the FBI and the North Port Police Department on Tuesday night that they would search for him. The police force accompanied them on Wednesday morning. The attorney said, “As they went further in, Chris ventured off the trail into the woods. He was zig-zagging in different areas, law enforcement was doing the same thing. And Roberta Laundire was walking down the trail.” Bertolino continued to say, “At some point, Chris located what’s called a dry bag. The dry bag is a white bag, laying in the woods, say 20 feet or so off the trail.” 

A new update came in: Brain Laundrie may have been eaten by an alligator as he was hiding out in a Florida swamp, as speculated by web sleuths. Early Thursday, the Lee County Sheriff held a press conference at the site where Laundrie’s belongings and some human remains were found. During the conference, Sheriff Carmine Marceno said that the search is “challenging,” adding that “water levels were up above almost the chest level.” He explained that the waters were filled with animals, including alligators, which made the search more dangerous. It was later confirmed via dental records that the remains belonged to Laundrie. There is no evidence to suggest that the alligator theory is true.