Florida police on Thursday denied reports that officers searching the marshy nature reserve for fugitive Brian Laundry had found the remains of a fresh campsite.
North Port Police Department spokesman Josh Taylor confirmed to The Post in an email that CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s report on Wednesday night was false.
“No campsite is located,” he wrote.
Cuomo said he was told a source close to the Laundry family had found a campsite in the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve, where the FBI has been searching since September 18.
In an interview with the network on Thursday, Taylor said that this is not what she is being told.
“Is it possible they thought there was a campsite there or something they saw from the air, but it doesn’t happen when they land?” He told CNN. “Sure, I think it’s a possibility.
“The bottom line is that investigators are telling me no campsites were found there,” Taylor said.
Laundry, 23, is the only person interested in the disappearance and death of Long Island native Gabby Petito, who went missing during the couple’s cross-country trip.
Petito, 22, went missing in late August, while Laundry returned home alone on September 1.
Petitio’s body was found on September 19 in a remote area of a Wyoming camp, his death later ruled a homicide – although the cause of death has not been disclosed.
Laundry disappeared from her family’s North Port home on September 13 and is now the subject of a massive search that has spread from Florida to the Carolinas.
Laundry is not charged with Petito’s death, but is named on a federal arrest warrant for using his stolen bank card after he disappeared.