BRIAN Laundrie’s cause of death has still not been confirmed, weeks after his bones were located at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on October 21 and after potential “alligator bones” appear to have been spotted near where his remains were found.
Brian Laundrie’s remains have been given to a forensic anthropologist to be inspected, and his cause of death is expected to be determined by the end of November.
It’s unknown if authorities will release Laundrie’s cause of death to the public, but some sleuths think he may have been eaten after “alligator bones” seem to have been spotted near where his bones were located.
Jennifer Shen, forensics expert and former director of the San Diego Police Crime Lab, told The Sun that because Brian’s remains at such an advanced stage of decomposition, a cause of death may be incredibly difficult to determine.
“Anytime a body has been exposed to the elements, particularly ones as devastating as those found in swampy water, physical clues leading to cause of death, information about injuries, and sometimes the ability to identify a body can be very difficult to find,” Shen said.
Gabby Petito was last seen on August 24, 2021, checking out of a hotel with Brian in Salt Lake City, Utah and she was reported missing on September 11 by her mother after Brian returned home without her on September 1.
On September 19, 2021, authorities in Wyoming announced a body was found in the area where the search for Gabby had been underway.
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