FBI: Human remains identified as Brian Laundrie
Human remains found in Sarasota County, Florida, were confirmed to be those of Brian Laundrie, the FBI announced Thursday.
Why it matters: Police have been searching for Laundrie for a month. He's the only person of interest so far in the killing of his fianceé, Gabby Petito.
Driving the news: The human remains and items belonging to Laundrie were found in Sarasota County's Carlton Reserve on Wednesday, in an area that until recently had been underwater.
- The FBI said they identified the remains by comparing dental records.
- Officials did not release a cause of death.
Of note: While the disappearance of Gabby Petito attracted international attention, many missing person cases involving people of color and LGBTQ people are often overlooked.