Brian Laundrie is gone. Disappeared. And there isn’t even any indication of where he might have been. Or where he is now. Whether dead or alive. The investigators are at a loss.
Because they too know that the conditions in South Florida make the search for forensic evidence extremely difficult. The more time goes by, the less evidence there is!
“A corpse is skeletonized here after a week. Maybe even in less than five days, in Florida in summer and in the wet season, “says Chris Boyer, executive director of the non-profit National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) opposite CNN. “And predators can lose a lot of evidence that way.”
Wild animals, damp morass and sweltering heat – Bryanna Fox, a former FBI special agent and professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida, told CNN that the tropical conditions made the search difficult: “The chances of him being closed find are getting smaller by the day, so time is really of the essence. “
The Gabby Petito case has received a great deal of attention worldwide. Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie had set off on a trip through the USA that summer, which they had documented on social networks.
Brian eventually returned from the trip without Gabby. The 22-year-old’s body was discovered in Wyoming. After the autopsy of the body, the investigators assume a homicide.
Now they’re looking for Brian: But Laundrie has a lead of several days. When his parents told the police that their son was missing, he had been gone three days.
His parents said Laundrie told them he was on his way to Carlton Reserve, a 25,000 acre nature reserve near the family home in North Port. A family friend said Laundrie left the house without his cell phone and wallet.
Search teams fanned out on the Carlton reservation near North Port, Florida to look for Brian Laundrie on Wednesday, September 22nd.
Another problem faced by the authorities is the lack of staff. Boyer stated that just because a person is missing, the crime does not stop and that patrolmen need to investigate and act on other crimes in the community as well.
Former FBI special agent Fox said the only way Laundrie hasn’t been found is if he’s “perfectly hiding.”
“It has to be perfect and not allowed to make mistakes. To find him, law enforcement must either find a lead or he makes a mistake that could blow the whole case, “said Fox.