BRIAN Laundrie’s autopsy was inconclusive, and the remains of Gabby Petito’s fiancé will now be sent to an anthropologist, who will attempt to figure out how he died.
The 23-year-old fugitive’s remains were found next to some of his belongings in a swampy area near his family’s Florida home on Wednesday.
Laundrie’s family attorney, Steve Bertolino, confirmed that a cause of death had not yet been determined in a statement to the New York Post on Friday.
“No manner or cause of death was determined, and the remains were sent to an anthropologist for further evaluation,” Bertolino said.
His body was identified through his dental records on Thursday.
Laundrie vanished just days after Gabby’s family reported her missing on September 11.
He had returned alone from a cross-country road trip the couple had been on together on September 1 and provided no information about where his missing fiancée could be.
Gabby’s remains were found near Grand Teton National Park on September 19.
It was later determined that she died by strangulation.
The manhunt for Laundrie was underway for more than a month before his remains were found this week.
The search finally came to a close on Wednesday when his parents led investigators to the Carlton Reserve where they located his backpack and notebook.
Bertolino told NewsNationNow on Wednesday that Laundrie’s remains were found “in an area where [his parents]had initially advised law enforcement that Brian may be.”
Details regarding the condition of the remains have not been disclosed.
Bertolino told The Sun that the remains and notebook were unearthed by law enforcement while Chris Laundrie, his father, found a dry bag.
Laundrie allegedly told his parents that he was going for a hike at the alligator-infested reserve on September 13 – which was the last time they saw him.
Bertolino shared the distraught mind that Laundrie was in before he left home for his last time.
The attorney told NBC: “I can tell you Brian was very upset when he left. Chris conveyed to me several times he wished he wouldn’t have let him go but he couldn’t stop him.”
The remains, and the articles belonging to Laundrie, were found in a stretch of land inside the 24,000-acre park that until recently had been submerged in floodwaters.
Tom Joyce, a retired NYPD commander, exclusively told The Sun that the remains have likely suffered “a lot of post mortem predation.”