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FBI confirms what appears to be human remains were found amid the search for Brian Laundrie

The FBI has confirmed that what appears to be human remains were found amid the search for Brian Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve area. Personal items the FBI says belong to the 23-year-old, like a backpack and notebook, were also found. The area where both the remains and personal items were found was previously underwater, according to the FBI. Teams will be on scene for several days. Portions of the Carlton Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park will remain closed to the public. ------ Earlier: The Sarasota County medical examiner responded Wednesday to the vast Carlton Reserve wilderness region, where the search for Brian Laundrie has been ongoing for weeks. A law enforcement official tells CBS News that suspected human remains have been found. The adjacent Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, which only reopened to the public Tuesday following a month-long closure, has been shut down once more by law enforcement. Laundrie's parents, Chris and Roberta, went to the park Wednesday morning. Their lawyer, Steven Bertolino, said the FBI and North Port Police Department had been contacted Tuesday night and informed the couple intended to help search for their son. "After a brief search off a trail that Brian frequented some articles belonging to Brian were found," Bertolino told 10 Tampa Bay. "As of now law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of the area." The Pasco County Sheriff's Office confirmed it had sent a K-9 cadaver unit to assist North Port police and other law enforcement agencies in the search. The FBI's Tampa field office has since confirmed an evidence response team was processing the scene. Asked if Brian had been found dead or if human remains had definitely been located, Bertolino replied "no comment." https://bit.ly/3ncoSoR

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