Police say there’s a 50-50 chance Brian Laundrie is still alive

Police say they think there’s just a 50 percent chance that Brian Laundrie has survived to this point, after having been missing for almost a month.

Asked to comment on whether or not authorities believe Mr Laundrie is still alive, North Port officer and spokesperson Josh Taylor said:

“It’s possible, I would certainly think that it would not surprise me if he is, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s not.”

He continued: “I guess if we had to put odds on it I would say [50-50] is pretty close.”

Search efforts continued for the wanted man over the past week, largely focusing on the Carlton Reserve in Florida.

Survival experts say it’s highly unlikely Brian Laundrie is still alive in the Carlton Reserve.

Robert Urban, founder and chief instructor of the Urban Survival Academy told CNN it would be extremely difficult for a survivalist, let alone someone who has not been professionally trained, to stay alive in the Carlton Reserve for the amount of time Mr Laundrie has been missing

“Florida’s climate is very, very difficult,” said Mr Urban. “I’m an expert with plenty of experience, and it would be everything that I could do to survive for (more) than three weeks. Someone with no experience, you cannot be lucky and survive in that sort of climate.”

He contined: “Some non-trained guy just used to walking on trails is not going to evade a team of experts like that, just by hiding.” Mr Urban added he believes Mr Laundrie is either not in the reserve or not alive in there.