Police in US deny Brian Laundrie DNA rumours 1 month ago

Police in US deny Brian Laundrie DNA rumours

"No DNA analysis has yet been performed on the remains."

Police in the US have denied reports that the remains identified as missing Brian Laundrie do not match his DNA.

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North Port Police said last night that they had been made aware of  "inquiries" concerning the identity of the remains discovered at the Carlton Reserve in the search for Laundrie.

A statement from the medical examiner shared on Twitter said that Laundrie's remains had been positively identified by dental records.

"The identity of the remains found at the Carlton Reserve on October 20 was confirmed by comparison to known dental records of Brian Laundrie," they said.

"No DNA analysis has yet been performed on the remains. Samples will be submitted for DNA testing once the examination of the remains by the medical examiner's office is complete."

This comes after police admitted that they "mistook" Brian's mother, Roberta Laundrie, for her son earlier in the investigation, leading the force to believing they knew where the 23-year-old was.

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It was later confirmed that the 'sighting' was Roberta Laundrie wearing a baseball cap.

Laundrie was reported missing following the disappearance of his girlfriend Gabby Petito, a YouTuber who did not return home after a road trip.

Petito's remains were discovered at a Wyoming camp site and Laundrie was dubbed a person of interest in the case. 22-year-old Petito had been strangled to death.

According to reports, Laundrie's body is set to be cremated with no funeral.  His remains were found more than a month after he had gone missing. He had reportedly told his parents that he was going for a hike in the Carlton Reserve area of a Florida-based national park.

Last week, the FBI confirmed that the human remains found belonged to Laundrie.

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In a statement they said: "On October 21, 2021, a comparison of 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.

"The FBI is grateful for the tremendous investigative support from our partners."