Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, told the FBI and North Port Police Department Tuesday night that they intended to come to the park Wednesday morning to look for him, family attorney Steven Bertolino said. Law enforcement met those there Wednesday morning, he said.
After a “brief search” from a track Laundrie visited, family and law enforcement found “some articles” belonging to him, Bertolino said. He would not provide further information on what or how many items were found.
Bertolino said law enforcement is now conducting a more thorough investigation into this area.
Nordhavn police declined to comment.
Nearly two months ago, Petito, 22, disappeared while she and Laundrie, 23, were on a road trip around the western United States documenting their travels on social media. Laundrie returned to their home in North Point, Florida, where they lived with her parents without Petito on September 1st.
Petito’s family could not get in touch with her and reported her missing 10 days later. Laundrie refused to cooperate with the investigation of her whereabouts, and soon after, he too disappeared, and his family told investigators they thought he had gone to a nearby nature reserve.
CNN’s Madeline Holcombe and Jon Passantino contributed to this report.