Brian Laundrie's parents are devastated after their attorney said that remains discovered off a Florida trail nearly certainly belonged to their son.
Steven Bertolino, who is a representative of the Laundrie family for several weeks, said Wednesday to CNN's Chris Cuomo that "the probability is strong" that Brian's remains were found by the FBI.
Bertolino claims that Laundrie's parents called authorities Tuesday night to inform them they wanted to search the trail Wednesday. The discovery of his belongings was an accident.
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In a Wednesday press conference, the FBI stated that Brian's backpack was found close to what appeared to have been human remains. The remains have not been identified by authorities, but investigators will continue to gather evidence in the area over the next few days.
Bertolino said to Cuomo that it was "quite sad" and that he could imagine, as a parent, finding his son's remains alongside the belongings. It's a terrible thing. They are devastated, I can assure you."
Bertolino claims that Chris Laundrie, Laundrie’s father, found the first white bag in the woods 20 feet from the trail. Soon after, Brian was discovered by law enforcement.
This raises the question: How did Laundrie's father find something that the FBI couldn’t find for over a month?
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