Brian Laundrie, the FBI's sole person of interest in the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito, most probably took his own life as police scoured the Carlton Reserve amid a manhunt for the man wanted over the unauthorized use of his fiancée's debit cards when she vanished.

In a police gathering on Friday, Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman suggested Laundrie, 23, likely died by suicide at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park after authorities recovered his skeletal remains on Oct. 20 along with his notebook and backpack, the Daily Mail reported.

“That guy went out there and by all accounts probably committed suicide and he was right out there where we thought he was,” he said.

The Sarasota County Coroner would later confirm the remains belonged to Brian through dental records as an autopsy of his skeleton came back inconclusive.

Meanwhile, the results of a forensic anthropologist’s examination are still pending and are expected to be completed in three weeks, KABC noted.

Brian's parents reported him missing on Sept. 17, days after he allegedly left their North Port, Florida home for a hike on the alligator-infested Carlton Reserve.

However, a mishap on monitoring the fugitive saw officers mistake Roberta Laundrie for her son at some point, according to the Independent.

The North Port Police Department has since confirmed that when Chief Todd Garrison claimed they found a lead on Laundrie's whereabouts on Sept. 16, he was referring to the sighting of Roberta when she was in a baseball cap driving her son’s Mustang.

At that time, Roberta and her husband had reportedly just got back from the reserve and picked up Brian's abandoned car. They maintained they last saw their son on Sept. 13 or 14.

Brian was on a cross-country trip with Gabby since July and had been chronicling their adventures in the West on social media. He would, however, return home alone on Sept. 1 in her white 2012 Ford Transit van without the woman.

The Petitos approached the police to file a missing person report on Sept. 11, sparking an extensive search effort to locate the missing Long Island native.

During the period of Gabby's reported disappearance, Brian refused to assist police in their investigations and have ultimately lawyered up before he "vanished," a term Gabby's family said was misleading, arguing the man was not missing at that time but instead went into hiding.

On Sept. 19, search crews discovered the body of the missing 22-year-old at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Petito and Laundrie
Petito was traveling from New York to Oregon in a white 2012 Ford Transit with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, 23, to explore the West together.  Gabby Petito/Instagram

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