Lawyer Steven Bertolino also revealed to People that Brian Laundrie was visibly “upset” when he left his family’s home in Florida for the last time. “Yes, Brian was upset when he left and he was not able to be persuaded not to leave the house,” Bertolino said.
Laundrie’s parents originally said they last saw their son on September 14 of this year, though they later changed it to a day earlier, on September 13. “Upon further communication with the FBI and confirmation of the Mustang being at the Laundrie residence on Wednesday September 15, we now believe the day Brian left to hike in the preserve was Monday, September 13,” Bertolino said, via Khon 2 News.
Laundrie’s parents officially reported their son missing on September 17, according to Wane. They told authorities that he was headed to the Carlton Reserve area for a hike. Initial searches came up empty, and Laundrie’s remains weren’t found until October 21. This was likely because the area in which his remains were found was previously underwater, per NBC News.