Brian Laundrie death: Mystery deepens as poop, rope and dirty cloth found near body

An autopsy of Laundrie's remains failed to establish a cause and manner of his death and are sent for further examination by a forensic anthropologist


                            Brian Laundrie death: Mystery deepens as poop, rope and dirty cloth found near body
A rope, dirty cloth, and poop was discovered near Brian Laundrie's remains and the internet is divided whether these items could determine the cause of the fugitive's death (Twitter/Andra Griffin)
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One week has passed since Brian Laundrie's remains were found in a reserve close to his parents' Florida house, a month after he disappeared and an intense manhunt was launched to find him. He was the only person of interest in Gabby Petito's disappearance and death. The manhunt came to a dramatic end after Laundrie's remains were discovered by his parents after a short hike off the trail that he frequented. However, there are some details, the answers to which are essential to be found including the cause and manner of Laundrie's death. On October 24, a dirty cloth, poop, and a rope were found near the place where Laundrie's remains were found. An investigation into this matter could reveal details of his final camping trip.

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Andra Griffin, a victims rights activist from Brandenton has is a self-described Petito justice seeker. She also filed a lawsuit against the Laundrie's after the fugitive's father tore down a sign that Griffin herself placed on his property. In a recent post on Twitter, Griffin shared photos of certain discoveries made inside the Myakkahatchee Creek Park on October 24 morning, and the police were notified regarding the same. "Might not be anything ... Might be something. We made a report to the North Port Police and a unit is in route [sic]. We will keep everyone posted," she wrote.

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An autopsy of Laundrie's remains failed to establish a cause and manner of his death and are sent for further examination by a forensic anthropologist. Now the discovery of the new items are been viewed as potential clues by internet sleuths regarding the fugitive's death. The rope might indicate that he hung himself, said certain Twitter users responding to Griffin's post. On the other hand, some remain of the opinion that the rope might have been planted to make it look like suicide or that it could simply be unrelated to his death. 

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"Someone planted rope obviously. The police would have removed that for sure you would think. Why would @NorthPortPolice leave that there..... right?" one wrote. Another added: "People who camp often use ropes to hang their food off the ground to keep it away from animals while they sleep." They also found a Nalgene water bottle from a Seattle REI Co-op near Laundrie's remains and Internet sleuths noted this is similar to the one they spotted in one vlog posted to Petito's YouTube channel. "Hikers this morning found a Nalgene water bottle from a Seattle REI Co-op near bone fragments in a #Myakkahatchee Park clearing. It's also by where Chris and Roberta Laundrie found #BrianLaundrie's white dry bag earlier this week. Their son's remains were found nearby Wednesday," investigative journalist Michael Ruiz tweeted.

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The North Port Police Department does not believe the cloth, poop, and rope are related to Laundrie's case. In a statement to an outlet, spokesperson Joshua Taylor said, "These items shown here are not a part of this case or any other." He also added that a water bottle appearing to match the one that Petito owned was found by hikers and collected by investigators. 

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