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Brian Laundrie's Parents Want No Funeral For Their Son, Request His Remains Be Cremated

Oct. 24 2021, Published 6:40 p.m. ET

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Brian Laundrie's parents have decided to skip a traditional funeral for their son, whose remains were found earlier this week at a park near where he reportedly last visited.

The Laundries' lawyer Steven Bertolino confirmed Brian's parents wanted their son's body to be cremated.

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Fox News producer Claudia Kelly-Bazan announced the report on her Twitter Saturday afternoon, claiming, "the #Laundrie family attorney tells me there will be no funeral for #BrianLaundrie - his body will be cremated and given to his parents Chris and Roberta when the time comes.

All of this will obviously take place after authorities complete the examinations of his remains.

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As Radar previously reported, partial remains were discovered while searching in a park near the Carlton Reserve in Florida. Brian's parents joined the FBI during the manhunt where they first found Brian's belongings, including a notebook and a backpack.

The officials later confirmed the identity of the body based on the dental records. However, the cause of his death is still unknown.

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Brian and Gabby left together for a cross-country trip early in July, but on Sept.1, Brian returned home alone and refused to speak about Gabby's disappearance.

Less than two weeks later, the 23-year-old went missing after his parents claimed he left their home to go on a solo hike but never returned. His parents reportedly notified the FBI about his disappearance immediately and that prompted the law enforcement agency to launch their search for the fugitive.

Within the same week of Brian's disappearance, his fiancé Gabby Petito's body was found near a campsite where they had allegedly visited in Wyoming. Her autopsy later revealed she had died by manual strangulation and the coroner ruled it a homicide.

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FBI also issued an arrest warrant during their search for Brian after discovering he had attempted to withdraw $1,000 from an "unauthorized" credit card that presumably belonged to Gabby during the time of her disappearance.

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Gabby's family refused to issue a statement after learning about Brian's death as they are still mourning her loss.

"Gabby's family is not doing interviews or making a statement at this time," their attorney said. "They are grieving the loss of their beautiful daughter. Gabby's family will make a statement at the appropriate time and when they are emotionally ready."

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