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FBI confirms remains found at Myakkahatchee park are Brian Laundrie

Human remains during manhunt for Brian Laundrie.
Human remains during manhunt for Brian Laundrie.
Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 5:43 PM EDT
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SARASOTA COUNTY Fla. (WWSB) - The FBI’s Denver field office has confirmed that skeletal remains found at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie.

Identification was made through dental records, the FBI said.

The remains were discovered Wednesday in the park near items belonging to Laundrie, that included a backpack and a notebook.

Laundries’ family told investigators that he had gone hiking at the nearby Carlton Reserve and never returned.

His parents went to the park with law enforcement Wednesday to examine one of Laundrie’s favorite trails and found the items belonging to Brian.

Officials say that the remains were found in an area that had been previously covered in water. Many areas of the park flood each year due to rains during the summer months.

Initially, the Sarasota County Medical Examiner told ABC7 it could take days to identify the remains, but FBI experts made the announcement a few hours after the fact.

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