A police note was found on Brian Laundrie's car after he disappeared following a hike into a Florida nature preserve, his family says

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  • The family of Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, found his car at Carlton Reserve last week.

  • The family said the car had a police note on it that asked for the car to be removed.

  • When Laundrie didn't return from a hike, his family took the car and filed a missing persons report.

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The family of Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, said they found a police note on his car following his disappearance in Florida.

Laundrie, who has been named a person of interest in Petito's disappearance by North Port, Florida, police, went on a hike last week at the Carlton Reserve and didn't return.

Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family's attorney, told ABC7 that the family went looking for Laundrie on Wednesday and, despite not finding Laundrie, spotted the Ford Mustang he was driving with a police note on it.

Bertolino added that the note said the car needed to be removed from the area.

Laundrie's family left the car on Wednesday "so he could drive it back," Bertolino told ABC7.

When Laundrie didn't return, the family went back to the reserve to get the car on Thursday, Bertolino said.

On Friday, the family filed a missing persons report for Laundrie.

The North Port Police Department has since said it's "exhausted all avenues" in searching for Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve.

"Law enforcement agencies continue to search for Brian Laundrie," North Port police said. 

News of the note came as police in Wyoming said they found a body "consistent" with Petito's description near Grand Teton National Park in a camping area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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