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Supporters of Gabby Petito hold up photos of Gabby after a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in North Port, Fla. Items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie and potential human remains were found in a Florida wilderness park during a search for clues in the slaying of Gabby Petito . (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
The remains of Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of Gabby Petito, were discovered as searches concentrated on the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.
Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual U.S.-Australian citizen and yoga teacher who was engaged, had called police to report a possible rape.
The Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed they had been summoned to the reserve but would not comment further.

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  1. Supporters of Gabby Petito hold up photos of Gabby after a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in North Port, Fla. Items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie and potential human remains were found in a Florida wilderness park during a search for clues in the slaying of Gabby Petito . (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  2. Former officer Mohamed Noor makes his way to the podium to address Judge Kathryn Quaintance at the Hennepin County Government Center, Thursday in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose, but less than half the 12 ½ years he was sentenced to for his murder conviction that was overturned last month.
  3. Fred Guttenberg, the father of slain student Jaime Guttenberg leaves the courtroom at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.
  4. A St. Petersburg police officer shot a 17-year-old boy Wednesday after the officer saw a gun in the teen's waistband and ordered him to drop it, and the teen instead pulled out the gun and pointed it at the officer, according to Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
  5. Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty on Wednesday to all 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the 2018 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
  6. Brian Laundrie in a photo provided by the North Port Police Department.
  7. People attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018.
  8. Sage Curry, 19, faces two murder charges and one charge of armed burglary in an April 26 attack on two women in Largo.
  9. Trevor Dooley in court in 2019. He's charged in the shooting death of a man on a Valrico basketball court.
  10. Suspect Jason Banegas is escorted by Hollywood police, to be transferred to the Broward County Jail.
  11. Tommy Zeigler in 2019 on Florida's Death Row at Union Correctional Institution. Zeigler was convicted in the Christmas Eve 1975 killing of his wife, in-laws and another man at his family’s furniture store in Winter Garden, just outside Orlando. Zeigler was shot in the stomach that night and has maintained that he was the victim of a robbery. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  12. People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries' headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.
  13. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chair of the House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, speaks as the committee meets to hold Steve Bannon in contempt, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Listening is Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
  14. In this Sept. 16 file photo, Alex Murdaugh walks into his bond hearing in Varnville, S.C. For a century, the Murdaughs have quietly steered much of the legal world in this corner of the state, by running the prosecutor’s office and a large civil law firm.  Then, in June, Murdaugh’s wife, Maggie, and son Paul were killed at the family’s sprawling estate. Six investigations are underway, over the killings, stolen money, death coverups and a Sept. 4 shooting in which a bullet grazed Murdaugh’s head on a lonely highway. Police said he tried to arrange his own death and make sure a $10 million life insurance policy would pay off for his surviving son. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
  15. Crysi Marie Coleman, 18, was fatally shot on Aug. 29 by 16-year-old Yanmarkoz Jimenez, Tampa police say. Jimenez said he was waving a Glock handgun that he thought was unloaded and unintentionally shot Coleman. He is being prosecuted as an adult on manslaughter and evidence tampering charges.
  16. Two newly hired physical education teachers at a Florida elementary school were arrested after the shooting of a man whose apartment they entered thinking it belonged to someone else following a night of drinking.
  17. Florida lawyer Hal Uhrig, who once represented George Zimmerman, has been arrested on charges of solicitation to commit perjury and witness tampering.
  18. Former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel in September 2019, during an interview at his office in Lake Mary
  19. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Ybor City in the early morning hours of Oct. 9.
  20. A second person has died after a shooting in Tampa on Sept. 30.
  21. Alexander King is seen in this image provided by the Tarpon Springs Police Department on Monday. Police Chief Jeffrey Young identified King, an 11th-grader at Tarpon Springs High School, as the person shot and killed by police Saturday night.
  22. An 18-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a Florida police officer during an altercation, officials said Monday.
  23. Miya Marcano's family, her father Marlon Marcano, center left, hosted a candlelight vigil on Oct. 1 in Orlando. The family is questioning the Orange County Sheriff's Office response to her disappearance.
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