Gabby Petito update – latest: new details on Brian Laundrie’s disappearance as woman says she picked him up
Police continue search for Brian Laundrie
Gabby Petito’s family announced that a memorial visit open to the public will be held at a funeral home in Holbrook, New York, this Sunday. Meanwhile, on Friday, the police left for the seventh day of their search for Brian Laundrie. On Thursday evening, the FBI announced that a federal arrest warrant had been issued in connection with Ms. Petito’s death.
“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito’s homicide,” said the special agent in charge Michael Schneider.
“We urge those with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie’s role in this case or his current location to contact the FBI.”
Previously, a local law firm issued a press release offering a reward of $ 20,000 to anyone with information leading to Mr. Laundrie’s exact location. Colleagues of Mr Laundrie have claimed he is familiar with outdoor survival, although there is little beyond the anecdote to substantiate these claims.
Authorities have not said why they are convinced Laundrie, whom police are calling a “person of interest” in the case, may still be somewhere on the more than 24,000-acre Carlton Reservation near his home in North Port, Florida, more than a week after he told family members he was going there to hike alone. The Carlton Preserve has over 128 km of hiking trails, but is dominated by swampy waters.
Also on Wednesday, a witness appeared to describe an argument between Laundrie and a waitress at a restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, around the time Ms Petito reportedly sent her last text to her mother.
If confirmed, it would be one of Ms Petito’s last observations alive.
Family of missing black man Jelani Day highlights disparity of interests
Jelani Day’s mother has been looking for her son for a month.
After interest in Gabby Petito’s disappearance exploded nationwide, Ms Day became frustrated and pointed to the disparity in treatment between her son’s situation and that of Ms Petito.
Mr Day’s body was found a day after his family pointed out the unequal treatment.
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Graig GraziosiSeptember 24, 2021 4:11 PM
Brian Laundrie would have left home without his wallet and phone
Brian Laundrie would have left his home without his cell phone and wallet, according to a source close to the Laundrie family.
Police have been looking for Mr. Laundrie for a week, without any leads.
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Graig GraziosiSeptember 24, 2021 3:28 PM
Memorial service for Gabby Petito on Sunday
Gabby Petito’s family will hold a memorial service in New York on Sunday.
The service will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open to the public. The memorial will be housed at Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home in Holbrook, New York.
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Graig GraziosiSeptember 24, 2021 2:55 PM
The hunt for Brian Laundrie at the Carlton reserve continues
North Port Police are again searching the Carlton Reservation today for any trace of Brian Laundrie.
Police have used helicopters, dive teams, infrared cameras, swamp buggies, drones and police dogs in an attempt to locate Mr Laundrie, but have so far found nothing.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 24, 2021 2:48 PM
Police used infrared cameras to search for Brian Laundrie overnight
Police used infrared cameras in their ongoing search for Brian Laundrie Thursday night.
The cameras were primarily used by officers circling the Carlton Reservation by helicopter.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 24, 2021 2:33 PM
Gabby Petito: a timeline of the death of the social media star
Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old YouTuber and Instagram star, disappeared in late August after embarking on a road trip across the country with her fiance Brian Laundrie, 23, whom she documented on social media.
The couple grew up in Blue Point on New York’s Long Island but lived together in North Port, Florida, setting off on a dream trip from the Big Apple on July 2 in Ms. Petito’s Ford Transit van and hoping to reach home. from a friend in Portland, Oregon, by Halloween.
However, Ms Petito’s family have not heard from their daughter since receiving text messages late last month that they believe may not have been written by her.
Eleanor slySeptember 24, 2021 1:50 PM
Where could the laundry be?
In the ten days since Brian Laundrie’s disappearance, speculation has grown as to where he might be.
Police and the FBI searched the Carlton Reservation in Florida, near the home of Mr Laundrie’s parents, but with no trace of him having been reported so far, some suggest he may have been escape.
“I don’t think he killed himself,” Pat Diaz, a retired Miami-Dade homicide detective, said, Fox News reported. He added: “I think he’s just going to go away.”
Dan Riemer, who is a West Palm-based private investigator, agreed.
“This swamp search leads everyone to believe Brian is in the swamp, and no civilian is paying attention to who is around them,” Riemer said.
“[The] the focus should be on raising awareness among people, [and] someone will see something, just like the campers who saw the van.
There has been speculation that Mr Laundrie may have fled as far as Mexico and some Internet detectives believe he may be in Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, Mr Riemer said it was possible Mr Laundrie may have traveled to South Florida. If so, the private investigator suggested he might try to hide in plain sight.
“They send their kids here to rehab, then the kids leave rehab and they hire me to find them,” he told Fox News Thursday. “It’s amazing how they survive. No credit card, no physical sign of income, and they’re just getting by.
Eleanor slySeptember 24, 2021 1:17 PM
Laundrie and Petito’s relationship has had “very highs and very low lows,” school friends say
School friends Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito said the couple had experienced “ups and downs” during their relationship, suggesting there was “always drama”.
Ms Petito and Mr Laundrie met while in high school in New York City, but separated in 2016, after graduation.
They resumed their relationship just a year later, when Ms Petito finished school, with friends saying that although the couple fell in love, they saw nothing “about” between them.
Alyssa Chen told People magazine, “They’ve had some really high highs and some really low lows. But she always said he was a good boyfriend.
Meanwhile, another school friend, Ben Matula, said: “One minute they would all be on top of each other, the next minute it would be like ‘We are fighting. They have always had a drama.
Eleanor slySeptember 24, 2021 12:28 PM
Death of Gabby Petito: arrest warrant for bank fraud issued for missing Brian Laundrie
A federal court has issued an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s missing fiancé, the FBI has said.
According to the Denver, Colorado division of the office, the warrant was issued Wednesday.
“On September 22, 2021, the US District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant against Brian Christopher Laundrie under a federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities after Gabrielle’s death Petito, “FBI Denver said in a tweet.
Eleanor slySeptember 24, 2021 11:53 AM
Laundry warrant not against Petito’s death, lawyer says
A lawyer for Brian Laundrie’s family was keen to point out that the arrest warrant for Mr Laundrie does not relate to Gabby Petito’s death, but is linked to activities that took place afterwards.
The U.S. District Court in Wyoming has issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Laundrie, the FBI Field Office in Denver said after he was indicted by a grand jury for “use of unauthorized devices.” after the death of Mrs. Petito.
According to the indictment, Mr Laundrie illegally used a debit card and PIN code for charges totaling over $ 1,000 (£ 730). The accounts he used did not belong to him, although the transactions took place between the dates of August 30 and September 1.
“I understand that the arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie relates to activities that took place after Gabby Petito’s death and not to his actual disappearance,” Steve Bertolino, lawyer for Mr. Laundrie’s family, said in a statement. .
“The FBI is focused on locating Brian and when that happens, the details of the charges covered by the indictment will be discussed in the appropriate forum.”
Eleanor slySeptember 24, 2021 11:09 AM