Attorney: Laundrie family won’t hold funeral, plans to cremate remains

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Suspected Human Remains Found in a Florida Park , Are Brian Laundrie’s, , Officials Say.The FBI said human remains discovered by authorities in Florida on Wednesday are Brian Laundrie's.Laundrie went missing shortly after his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was found strangled to death in Teton County, Wyoming.Investigators claim to have found a notebook and backpack that belonged to Laundrie near the remains.The remains were located at the Carlton Reserve in North Port, Florida.Laundrie's parents were reportedly part of the search team that located a dry bag and backpack alongside the remains Wednesday.It's quite sad, you can imagine as a parent, finding your son's belongings alongside some remains. That's got to be heartbreaking. And I can tell you that they are heartbroken, Steven Bertolino, Laundrie family attorney, via CNN.Gabby Petito, 22, went missing during the couple's cross-country trip. Laundrie returned to Florida without her on Sept. 1.Laundrie had refused any communications with investigators, subsequently going missing himself.Laundrie has not been seen since Sept. 13.His family refused to comment publicly on the case, though they reportedly told authorities that they believed their son was staying on the reserve

A funeral will not be held for Brian Laundrie, whose remains were found in a Florida reserve last week, an attorney for his family said.

Laundrie’s family plans to have his remains cremated, the attorney, Steven Bertolino, told CNN.

The 23-year-old Laundrie was the former fiancé of Gabby Petito, whose remains were found in a Wyoming national forest last month.

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Petito and Laundrie embarked on a cross-country road trip in July that began on Long Island. Laundrie returned alone to Florida on Sept. 1, then disappeared nearly two weeks later after Petito, 22, was reported missing by her family.

The FBI used dental records to confirm the human remains discovered in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park last Wednesday were Laundrie’s.

Multiple personal items were also found in the area.

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“Brian Laundrie’s autopsy has not provided a manner or cause of death, and his remains are now being transferred to an anthropologist,” Bertolino told CNN.

A Wyoming coroner determined Petito, a Long Island native, died from homicide by strangulation, but few other details in the case have been confirmed.

Laundrie was considered a person of interest in the Petito case. His disappearance last month prompted a manhunt.

A public viewing for Petito was held on Long Island last month.