An attorney for Brian Laundrie’s parents is speaking out about a rumor that has been doing the rounds on the internet this week.
Steve Bertolino has denied rumors that Chris and Roberta Laundrie planted evidence found at a Florida nature park before their son’s body was found.
“It’s nonsense,” he told People in a statement this afternoon. “People with nothing else to do are afraid this case will go away and they will have to go back to following celebrities and others in the fake world of the internet.”
The rumor started when Roberta and Chris visited T.I. in Florida earlier this week. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve to Mykahatchi Creek Environmental Park.
Bertolino shared that the couple had gone to the park to find Brian himself, and the FBI and the North Port Police Department were informed of their visit and met with him that morning.
“After a brief search off a trail that Brian frequented some articles belonging to Brian were found,” he continued. “As of now law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area.”
On the same day, human remains were found along with personal items, including a backpack and a notebook, which belonged to Brian. The area where the items were found in an area that, until recently, was under water.
The next day, the human remains were identified as that of Brian.
After returning from a summer trip without his ex-fiancée Gabby Pettito, a nationwide search and search continued for Brian, who was found in a Wyoming park a few weeks after his disappearance.