The Florida park at the center of the FBI's hunt for Brian Laundrie is reopened to the public for the first time in one month.
The Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, where Brian's father, Christopher, made "no discoveries" when he attempted to assist law enforcement in the search for his fugitive son, is free rein to residents in the North Port, FL, area once again.
The area, which connects to the Carlton Reserve, had been shut down for the past month as the FBI searched the 25,000-acre swamp area for the person of interest in Gabby Petito's disappearance-turned-homicide.
"The Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park (6968 Reistertown Road) is now re-opened to the public," the city tweeted on Tuesday. On September 22, they revealed the park would be closed beginning the 23rd until further notice.
According to the New York Post, the FBI and North Port law enforcement declined to answer if the move means they are no longer hunting for Brian in the area.
As Radar reported, Christopher joined the police for the first — and only — time in their search for his missing 23-year-old son on October 7.
After spending all morning out at the Carlton Reserve and showing officers Brian's alleged favorite trails, he returned home with a plastic bag and "no discoveries" of Brian or his whereabouts.
"Today Chris Laundrie accompanied members of law enforcement into the Reserve to show them the trails and places Chris and Brian have hiked and which Brian was known to frequent," the Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino said at the time. "There were no discoveries but the effort was helpful to all. It seems the water in the Preserve is receding and certain areas are more accessible to search."
"The entire Laundrie family is grateful for the hard work of the dedicated members of law enforcement that have been searching the Preserve for Brian over the last few weeks," he added. "Hopefully Brian will be located soon."
Around the same time the city announced the park opening, Christopher was spotted with his wife, Roberta, at Walmart, and what they purchased sparked interests of internet sleuths.
Upon inspection, it appears Brian's parents left the store with several air filters in their cart. An interesting move considering conspiracy theorists believe Brian could be hiding underneath Christopher and Roberta's home or beneath their flowerbeds.