Brian Laundrie: Remains of a recently used campsite found in the Florida reservation that have been researched, source says
Earlier, law enforcement had asked his father to show them the leads his son was known to have used, but then told him that due to the find they wanted to search the area on their own.
North Port Police told CNN that the FBI was in charge of the case and that the North Port Police Department would not make these decisions or take these actions.
“The FBI should respond if this were true,” said Josh Taylor, a spokesperson for the police department.
CNN has contacted the FBI for comment.
Earlier, Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino told CNN that Laundrie’s father was asked to help North Port Police search for him on Wednesday, but police had to postpone.
“Chris Laundrie has been asked to assist law enforcement in their search for Brian on the reserve today,” Bertolino said. “Since the reserve was closed to the public, Chris hasn’t been able to look for Brian in the one place Chris and Roberta think Brian might be. Unfortunately, North Port Police had to postpone Chris’s involvement, but Chris and Roberta hope there will be another opportunity to help. “
CNN asked Bertolino if Brian’s parents thought he was on the reservation or in another area. “No, they don’t believe he’s in another area. They believe he’s on the reserve,” Bertolino said.
Bertolino confirmed to CNN that authorities are communicating with him on any developments.
North Port Police said Laundrie returned to the couple’s home alone after their trip on September 1 – about 10 days before Petito’s family reported his disappearance. The white van the couple were traveling in was later found at the house.
More than two weeks later, Laundrie’s parents – who had not communicated with the authorities, other than through their lawyer – asked the police to come to their home where they explained that they did not. had not seen their son since September 14.
This week, Bertolino told CNN that after further communication with the FBI, “we now believe the day Brian went for a hike on the reservation was Monday, September 13.”
“The laundries based the date of Brian’s departure on their memories of certain events,” Bertolino said Wednesday. “After further communication with the FBI and confirmation of the Mustang’s presence at the Laundrie residence on Wednesday September 15th, we now believe that the day Brian left for a hike on the reservation was Monday September 13th. “
North Port Police confirmed on Wednesday that an abandoned vehicle notice was placed on a Ford Mustang belonging to the Laundrie family outside the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on September 14.
Myakkahatchee Park is an entrance to the Carlton Reserve.
Bertolino told CNN that Laundrie’s father Chris picked him up on the night of September 13 when he was not returning from the park.
The next day, September 14, both of Brian’s parents returned to the area to look for Brian and saw the quote on the car, Bertolino said.
The parents returned again the next day, September 15, to collect the vehicle.
CNN’s Gregory Lemos contributed to this report.