The FBI Denver office announced Oct. 21 that dental records "confirmed that the human remains found at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie."
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NORTH PORT, Fla. (TCD) -- Investigators reportedly found human remains near some of Brian Laundrie’s possessions on Wednesday.
The FBI Tampa office tweeted, "Items of interest were located at the Carlton Reserve this morning in connection with the search for Brian Laundrie."
In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson announced, "Earlier today investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items, such as a backpack and notebook, belonging to Brian Laundrie."
According to McPherson, the items were "found in an area that up until recently had been under water."
The remains have not been identified as Laundrie.
Investigators had been searching at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park when the items were found. Search teams had previously been combing through Carlton Reserve, which is connected to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, looking for traces of Laundrie.
According to NBC News, Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino said in a statement, "Chris and Roberta Laundrie were at the reserve earlier today when human remains and some of Brian’s possessions were located in an area where they had initially advised law enforcement that Brian may be."
They will reportedly "wait for the forensic identification of the human remains before making any additional comments."