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Brian Laundrie: Autopsy results update expected ‘today or tomorrow’, says Attorney

The Independent
The Independent
 2021-11-23

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The results of an autopsy on Brian Laundrie ’s body will be announced in the following 48 hours, a lawyer for his family has said.

Steve Bertolino, an attorney for the Laundrie family, told News 4 New York of the news on Tuesday.

He said that the results of an autopsy on the body of the 23-year-old would be released “today” or “tomorrow”.

Mr Bertolino previously said an anthropologist would examine Mr Laundrie’s body after an initial autopsy was inconclusive.

The autopsy, which was carried out by the Sarasota County medical examiner, failed to fully establish a cause of death.

“I was told the manner and cause of death and the remains were sent to an anthropologist [for] further evaluation,” Mr Bertolino said of North Police police and the medical examiner last month.

No conclusive cause of death for the resident of North Port, Florida, followed an almost months-long search for the 23-year-old.

Mr Laundrie was a person of interest in the death of his fiancé, 22-year-old Gabby Petito , who was reported missing on 11 September.

She was found deceased in Wyoming on 19 September and a coroner ruled her death a homicide by strangulation.

Mr Laundrie’s remains were found a month later on 20 October after going missing in a Florida’s Carlton nature reserve on 13 September.

He returned alone from a road trip with his fiancé on 1 September, igniting a months-long police manhunt.

The search and investigations into both disappearances also generated widespread interest and media coverage.

Mr Bertolino, the Laundrie family lawyer, said in October that the 23-year-old’s remains would be cremated and that his parents would not hold a funeral service.

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