A body found near a possible sighting of missing “person of interest” Brian Laundrie in Alabama is unrelated to his disappearance, authorities say.
The Mobile Police Department was called after a body was discovered in a dumpster near Walmart in Tillman’s Corner on Monday.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed that it was the body of a homeless person, and they ruled out any link to Mr. Laundrie.
The Mobile Police Department received multiple calls over the weekend alleging that Mr. Laundrie may have been at Tillman’s Corner, southwest of the city, 600 miles (965 km) from his home in North Port Florida.
Laundrie has not been seen since she left her home last Tuesday and told parents she was going to hike a nearby reservation.