Brian Laundrie's backpack, notebook found in Florida park near human remains, FBI says

Brian Laundrie’s backpack, notebook found in Florida park near human remains, FBI says
The FBI confirmed to reporters in Florida on Wednesday that investigators found what appeared to be human remains, “along with personal items, such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie,” just hours after Laundrie’s parents searched the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

“These items were found in an area that, up until recently, had been underwater. Our evidence response team is on scene using all available forensic resources to process the area,” said Michael McPherson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Tampa division. “It’s likely the team will be on scene for several days.”

He also identified Laundrie specifically as “a person of interest in the murder of Gabby Petito.”

McPherson is no stranger to the case. He was seen Sept. 20 at the Laundries’ North Port, Florida, home as agents executed a search warrant. 

In response to the update, Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino told Fox News Digital that parents Chris and Roberta Laundrie “were at the reserve earlier today when human remains and some of Brian’s possessions were located.”

Bertolino said the findings were discovered “in an area where they had initially advised law enforcement that Brian may be.” He added: “Chris and Roberta will wait for the forensic identification of the human remains before making any additional comments.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

In other developments:
– Brian Laundrie search: Possible human remains, notebook found in Florida park: LIVE UPDATES
– Former homicide detective believes human remains found in Brian Laundrie hunt may not be intact
– Gabby Petito homicide: Timeline of disappearance with Brian Laundrie
– DeSantis expresses his condolences to Petito family in phone call with father

Ilhan Omar says Democrats who won’t nix filibuster ‘are killing our democracy’
“Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said any Senate Democrats standing in the way of eliminating the filibuster “are killing our democracy.”

Omar lashed out at her upper chamber counterparts who have stood against progressive calls to nix the filibuster, accusing them of being the death knell of democracy.

“The filibuster—and the Democratic Senators who continue to uphold it—are killing our democracy,” she tweeted on Wednesday.

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