Spot where Brian Laundrie's remains were found listed as tourist attraction on Google Maps

A TikTok video showed the spot where Brian Laundrie's remains were found was listed as a tourist attraction


                            Spot where Brian Laundrie's remains were found listed as tourist attraction on Google Maps
Brian Laundrie's body has been marked a 1-star tourist spot (Instagram/ @bizarre_design_, TikTok)

The spot where Brian Laundrie's remains were found has been marked as a tourist attraction on Google Maps and given one-star reviews after they were found at Carlton Reserve in Florida earlier this week.

Laundrie, the boyfriend of 22-year-old vlogger Gabby Petito, had reportedly not been seen since September 14 and was confirmed 'missing' on September 17. This led police to search the nearby Carlton Reserve for Laundrie, who was named a person of interest in Petito's death case, whose remains were found at a Wyoming Park by the authorities. The case began drawing national interest after Brian returned home to Florida on September 1 without his girlfriend after a cross-country road trip. Human remains were discovered in a Florida swamp on Wednesday, October 20, and a day later, identified to be Laundrie's.  

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Location had two one-star reviews



 

The earmarked location which has since been removed from Google Maps was previously marked "Brian Laundrie’s Body," TikTok user @emilybernay pointed out. A TikTok video shows the location had two one-star reviews. One review said: “Overpriced admission. Complete money-grab. The park rangers wanted $40 for the chance to poke it with a stick. Couldn’t even get a selfie without forking over cash.” The other review added: "1/10 did not enjoy.”

According to PopCrush, the tourist destination was created on Thursday, October 21, the same day police identified the remains found in the nature reserve as belonging to Laundrie. This is not the first time that the Carlton Reserve has been trolled. It has also previously been flooded with reviews related to the search for Laundrie. Reviewers posted messages claiming they had spotted him on their travels. One wrote: “Great experience, except for a bald guy named Brian who was selling snakes to eat… seemed pretty desperate in need of money!” Another claimed: “Cool place. Ran into some bald guy named Brian who seemed a bit strange, but other than that, great getaway!”

Brian Laundrie's skeletal remains



 

Investigators were able to positive identity skeletal remains found using Laundrie's dental records. “On October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found at the T Mabry Carlton, Jr Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie,” the statement read. Apart from the remains, personal items, including a backpack and a notebook, believed to belong to Laundrie were also found nearby.

The remains were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, a 160-acre park that is connected to the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve, a heavily wooded area near an interstate freeway. The place where the items and remains were found in a swampy area is known to house alligators, snakes, coyotes, and other wildlife. Laundrie's personal belongings were not previously discovered as they had been underwater, according to Michael McPherson, chief of the Tampa FBI office.

Laundrie's family attorney, Steve Bertolino, confirmed that a cause of death had not yet been determined. "No manner or cause of death was determined, and the remains were sent to an anthropologist for further evaluation," Bertolino said.

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