Brian Laundrie’s father was asked to assist North Port Police search for Brian at a nature protect Wednesday however police had to postpone, family attorney Steve Bertolino tells CNN.
“Chris Laundrie was asked to assist legislation enforcement in their search for Brian at the protect in the present day,” Bertolino mentioned. “Since the protect has been closed to the public Chris has not been ready to look for Brian in the solely place Chris and Roberta imagine Brian could also be. Unfortunately North Port police had to postpone Chris’ involvement however Chris and Roberta are hopeful there might be one other alternative to assist.”
CNN asked Bertolino whether or not Brian’s mother and father imagine he is in the Florida protect or one other space.
“No, they do not imagine he is in one other space. They imagine he’s in the protect,” Bertolino mentioned.
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Aerial video recorded above the Carlton Reserve confirmed police autos in the space.
Steven Bertolino, an attorney for Laundrie’s mother and father, confirmed to CNN that authorities are speaking with him about any developments, however mentioned he was in any other case unable to remark.
North Port, Florida, police have mentioned Laundrie returned to the couple’s dwelling on his personal from their journey on September 1 — roughly 10 days earlier than Petito’s family reported her lacking. The white van the couple had been touring in was later recovered at the dwelling.
More than two weeks later, Laundrie’s mother and father — who had not been speaking with authorities, aside from by way of their attorney — requested police come to their dwelling the place they shared they hadn’t seen their son since September 14.
This week, Bertolino informed CNN that upon additional communication with the FBI, “we now imagine the day Brian left to hike in the protect was Monday, September 13.”
“The Laundries have been basing the date Brian left on their recollection of sure occasions,” Bertolino mentioned Wednesday. “Upon additional communication with the FBI and affirmation of the Mustang being at the Laundrie residence on Wednesday September 15, we now imagine the day Brian left to hike in the protect was Monday September 13.”
North Port police confirmed Wednesday that an deserted car discover was positioned on a Ford Mustang belonging to the Laundrie family outdoors the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on September 14.
Myakkahatchee park is an entrance to the Carlton Reserve.
Bertolino informed CNN on Wednesday that Laundrie’s father, Chris, went to look for him on the night time of September 13 when he did not return from the park.
The subsequent day, on September 14, each of Brian’s mother and father returned to the space to look for Brian and noticed the quotation on the automobile, Bertolino mentioned.
The mother and father returned once more the subsequent day, September 15, to retrieve the car.
CNN’s Gregory Lemos contributed to this report.