The FBI on Wednesday afternoon confirmed partial human remains were found at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida, during the search for Brian Laundrie and after some of his belongings were found earlier in the day.

“Earlier today, investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie,” FBI Tampa special agent Michael McPherson said at a press conference.

“These items were found in an area that up until recently had been underwater.”

Officials have yet to identify the human remains. The FBI is processing a scene at the location of the discoveries, they have possession of the evidence and expect to be on the scene for several days. Testing is now being done on the DNA of the remains, according to the FBI's press conference.

Laundrie’s parents informed officials on Tuesday night that they would be going to the preserve to search on Wednesday, according to Laundrie's attorney Steven Bertolino. This led to law enforcement finding a backpack and a notebook that belonged to Laundrie.

The findings come after Laundrie’s parents went back to the reserve for the first time since they first informed law enforcement of his potential whereabouts.

This is also the first time both of Laundrie’s parents have assisted in the search, aside from Laundrie's father directing officials back to the reserve last week.

Sarasota County’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Russel Vega, has reportedly been called to the location.

Laundrie has been a person of interest after the death of his fiance Gabby Petito. There has been a manhunt for Laundrie in Florida for several weeks.