Brian Laundrie's autopsy: Here's when the results will be revealed after teeth determined bones were his
BRIAN Laundrie's autopsy results will likely be returned in two to three weeks, potentially providing answers about the dead fugitive's cause, manner, and time of death, according to his family's attorney.
The skeletal remains of Laundrie, 23, were found in Myakkahatchee Creek Park on October 20 in a grassy stretch of land that had, for weeks before the discovery, been submerged in storm waters.
While authorities shared few details, Brian's remains are believed to have only consisted of a partial human skull and bones.
Coroners made the positive identification by comparing teeth found to Laundrie's dental records.
However, investigators with the Florida 12 Medical Examiner were unable to determine a cause, manner, or time of death after an initial autopsy came back inconclusive.
The remains were then sent to a forensic anthropologist for further examination.
Forensic anthropologists analyze human remains, conduct DNA tests and look for any signs of weapon evidence to help determine how a person died.
Whether the anthropologist will be able to determine Laundrie's cause of death in the next two to three weeks remains to be seen.
"We will see," Bertolino told Fox News.
Investigators may also be able to garner clues about what happened to Brian, and his slain vlogger fiance Gabby Petito, from a notebook and backpack recovered near to his remains.
The condition of the notebook is unclear but police have voiced confidence it "may be salvageable." No information has been released about its contents.
Laundrie's family left their homes in North Port on Oct. 24 to grieve together in an undisclosed location in Florida after Bertolino shared that they would not be holding a funeral for Brian.
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