A body found near a scenic North Carolina overlook over the weekend is not Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie, according to the FBI.
The discovery of the unidentified body on Saturday beneath the Yadkin Valley Overlook near the Blue Ridge Parkway led to wide speculation online that it was Laundrie, who is sought in the disappearance and death of Long Island native Gabby Petito.
The feds have dismissed that rumor.
“At this time there is no evidence to connect or any reason to believe it is related to the search for fugitive Brian Laundrie,” the FBI told WSOC-TV in a statement Sunday.
The federal agency, along with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, are probing