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  • The updated autopsy results for Brian Laundrie are expected Tuesday or Wednesday, Steve Bertolino, attorney for the Laundrie family told News 4 New York.
  • No cause or manner of death has initially been determined for Brian Laundrie, whose partial remains, including part of a human skull, were found Oct. 20 by his parents and FBI in Myakkahatachee Creek Environmental Park last week along with his backpack and a notebook. at a previously submerged location.
  • Bertolino previously told News 4 the remains were sent to an anthropologist for further evaluation.

The updated autopsy results for Brian Laundrie are expected Tuesday or Wednesday, Steve Bertolino, attorney for the Laundrie family told News 4 New York.

No cause or manner of death has initially been determined for Brian Laundrie, whose partial remains, including part of a human skull, were found Oct. 20 by his parents and FBI in Myakkahatachee Creek Environmental Park last week along with his backpack and a notebook at a previously submerged location. The next day, the FBI confirmed it had used dental records to identify the remains.

Bertolino previously told News 4 the remains were sent to an anthropologist for further evaluation. He also said the family opted to forgo a traditional funeral and will cremate Laundrie when his remains are returned to them. It’s not clear when that might be.

Laundrie‘s family has decided not to hold a funeral service for him as they await further details about his death.

Bertolino previously said in a statement that Laundrie’s parents will forgo holding a traditional service for him and will instead have his remains cremated, media outlets reported on Sunday, Oct. 24. Laundrie, the 23-year-old former fiancé of late influencer Gabby Petito, was confirmed dead on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Laundrie’s death brought the nationwide search for the only person of interest the FBI had named in Petito’s case to a dramatic end. He hadn’t been seen since Sept. 13, when his parents told authorities their son said he was going for a hike in the Carlton Reserve. The silver Mustang his parents said he drove to the environmental park lot had an “abandoned vehicle” tag that was timestamped 2:24 p.m. Sept. 14, NBC affiliate WFLA previously reported.

That notice would have suggested the vehicle had been left there for at least a day before it was tagged. It’d be another few days before it would’ve been towed. It wasn’t until Sept. 17 that Laundrie’s parents reported him missing.

Law enforcement confirmed on Thursday that partial remains found the previous day at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Fla., belong to missing 23-year-old Brian Laundrie.

The 22-year-old Long Island woman’s remains were recovered Sept. 19 in a remote area of a Wyoming national park she and Laundrie had visited during their months-long cross-country road trip.

In September, the county coroner who ruled Petito’s death a homicide revealed chilling details from the autopsy results: She was strangled by someone’s bare hands, and likely died three to four weeks before she was found.

That type of death is one of “the most intimate of homicides that can occur,” forensic expert Joseph Scott Morgan told News 4’s The Debrief podcast in a previous episode.

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