BRIAN Laundrie’s remains were identified exactly one month after his fiance Gabby Petito’s remains were as well, spurring plenty of internet discussion on the already eerie case.

The FBI confirmed the remains found at the Carlton Reserve in Florida on Wednesday belonged to 23-year-old fugitive Laundrie, repeating an almost exact sequence of events that occurred a month earlier when Petito’s body was found and then identified.


Brian Laundrie’s body was identified an exact month after Gabby Petito’s was identifiedCredit: Instagram
The medical coroner in Teton County identified Petito's body on September 21


The medical coroner in Teton County identified Petito’s body on September 21Credit: Instagram

Matching dental records to the remains found near a swamp in the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday, the FBI confirmed Laundrie’s death to his parents on Thursday evening – after his parents discovered his belongings at the reserve.

The bizarre coincidence followed the events of how Petito’s remains were found and subsequently identified a month earlier.

On September 19, Petito’s remains were found in Grand Teton National Park that were “consistent with the description of Petito” according to the FBI.

The medical coroner then identified the remains as belonging to Petito on September 21, an exact month before Laundrie’s remains were identified.

The uncanny find sparked a number of internet sleuths to express shock at the correlation of events.

“It’s weird they happen to find him almost exact one month from when Gabby was found,” wrote one user on Twitter.

Others expressed concern with how Laundrie’s parents were at the location after a month of not cooperating with authorities and were able to locate Laundrie’s belongings and remains.

“They wait a month to do look and happened to go right to him Immediately. Nope. They do need to be charged. & had they told the truth & cared an Gabby, instead of camping, he’d be alive,” wrote another user.

Laundrie’s parents on Wednesday arrived at the reserve at 7AM after their lawyer Steven Bertolino informed authorities the reserve was now open to the public and they were going to search for their son.

Upon their arrival, Laundrie’s dad Chris found a bag containing belongings of Brian.

On the other side of the train, two officers found a backpack of Brian’s not that far away from the swamp where his remains were later discovered.

Laundrie’s parents have not yet commented after the FBI confirmed their son’s death on Thursday.

However, their lawyer said they are still processing the sequence of events.

“There are two young people that have now lost their lives,” Bertolino said during an interview with NBC News following the grim discovery.

“These are parents that are suffering.”

“Now, I understand that whatever happened or whatever didn’t happen… This is tragic for two families.

“And anybody with a child, and anybody with a sense of humanity can understand the frustration that both families feel on that point.”

Her remains were found on September 19 in Grand Teton National Park


Her remains were found on September 19 in Grand Teton National ParkCredit: Splash
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By James Carter

A Senior writer & Editor, James is a postgraduate in biotechnology and has an immense interest in following news developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. He is responsible for handling the office staff writers and providing them with the latest updates happenings in the world. He writes for almost all sections of Editorials 24.