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The search for Brian Laundrie leading up to the discovery of his remains | 10 Tampa Bay

Editor's note: This video has been edited to eliminate space in between questions. "The first time that the North Port Police Department was informed that Brian was missing was on that Friday, the 17th. I was in the room when the phone call came in, and it just takes your breath away," Josh Taylor, a spokesperson for the department said. Shortly after that call, police say Roberta and Chris Laundrie pointed them to the Carlton Reserve. "They certainly seemed concerned and I think that that grew in the coming weeks because they obviously hadn't heard from Brian," Taylor said. Detectives and FBI agents searched the area for more than a month, looking in the only place they had seen a sign of Brian. His parents helped search the reserve twice, each time with North Port Officers. On their second attempt on October 20, Brian's dad found a drybag and brought it to the officers. "Our officers begin looking that area a little bit more, they find the backpack and other remains. There were a lot of bones and physical evidence," Taylor said. "They took a picture of the backpack and show them the picture saying, 'Does this look like Brian's backpack?' It's my understanding that they confirm that does. They want to come look at everything else that has been found and we tell them no, that they need to leave." NEW TO OUR CHANNEL? Hi! We’re 10 Tampa Bay, the CBS affiliate serving the Tampa Bay area. Our team works hard to consider context, pursue connections and identify the trends that shape our worlds. We believe you deserve a return on your invested attention and a reward for your curiosity. And so, we offer storytelling that delves deeper, beyond the noise and confusion, so that you can feel informed, prepared, and connected. OUR SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/10TampaBay/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/10tampabay INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/10tampabay/ NEWS TIPS: Online: https://www.10TampaBay.com/contact-us Phone: 727-577-1010 Email: tips@10tampabay.com #10tampabay #localnews #florida

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