The whereabouts of the person of interest in the search for missing person Gabby Petito cannot be confirmed. After it was revealed that police had been at Brian Laundrie’s parents’ home, where he has reportedly been staying, North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor told Fox News that he “can’t confirm where” Brian’s at.
However, the reason why Taylor says he can’t confirm where Brian is at is because “he is a private citizen that’s not a suspect.” A video showing law enforcement searching a silver mustang parked outside the Florida home has since been posted to Twitter.
Now, Laundrie’s lawyer is confirming the public’s worries.
“Be advised that the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie are currently unknown,” an attorney for the family said. “The FBI is currently at the Laundrie residence removing property to assist in locating Brian. As of now the FBI is now looking for both Gabby and Brian.”
It was revealed that Laundrie hadn’t been seen since Tuesday. It hasn’t been reported what Laundrie may be driving. It’s believed the van he and Gabby Petito were traveling in is still in evidence.
While police were at the Laundrie home, protestors and media congregated outside. Protestors could be heard chanting, “we want answers and “dirty Laundrie.”
It’s unclear exactly why police were at the home. However, they entered and exited the home multiple times during their stay. According to Fox News, the authorities ultimately left around 9 p.m.
People are now questioning if Gabby Petito’s Fiancé Brian Laundrie is now missing too?
However, while Taylor explained that he couldn’t confirm Laundrie’s whereabouts due to the fact that he is still a private citizen and has not been named a suspect, many believe Laundrie may be missing too. “The conversation at the Laundrie home is complete. Once we have the details, a statement will be made,” North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison said in a tweet.
He went on to “ask for calm! Please let us work through this and information will be forthcoming.” In a statement issued by Laundrie’s attorney, he mentioned that this was a difficult time “for both the Petito family and the Laundrie family.”
“I understand that a search has been organized for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On behalf of the Laundrie family, it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family. On the advice of counsel, the Laundrie family is remaining in the background at this juncture and will have no further comment.”
The Petito family then issued their own statement, seemingly addressing Laundrie’s:
“The Schmidt and Petito family are going through the worst moments of their lives. Their beautiful twenty-two-year-old daughter is missing and the one person that can help find Gabby refuses to help. Brian Laundrie was traveling with Gabby in the Grand Teton – Yellowstone area. They were traveling together in Gabby’s 2012 Ford Transit van. That is where we believe Gabby was last seen. Brian is refusing to tell Gabby’s family where he last saw her.
Brian is also refusing to explain why he left Gabby all alone and drove her van to Florida. These are critical questions that require immediate answers. The Schmidt and Petito family beg the Laundrie family to not “remain in the background” but to help find who Brian referred to as the love of his life. How does Brian stay in the background when he is the one person that knows where Gabby is located? The Schmidt and Petito family implore Brian to come forward and at least tell us if we are looking in the right area.”
Gabby Petito has been described as a “beautiful, blonde, 5-foot-5 girl, who is maybe 110 pounds. She has a ‘Let it be’ tattoo on her right arm and a triangle tattoo with flowers on her left. She is the sweetest girl you would ever meet.”
Sadly, while on what was supposed to be a four-month vacation with her fiancé traveling around the United States in a van they modified, Gabby Petito disappeared. According to reports, the last time Gabby Petito verbally spoke to her father was on August 24.
The next day, on August 25, she spoke to her mom to say that she was at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming but preparing to travel to Yellowstone National Park. It’s unclear if the couple ever made it to Yellowstone.
It was later revealed that 13 days before her last phone with her parents, Petito and Laundrie had got into some kind of dispute. Police were called and bodycam footage from that call has been released.
The police report says that neither Gabby Petito nor Brian Laundrie wanted charges pressed. However, authorities suggested that the young couple should probably separate themselves for the night.
Laundrie stayed at a hotel, while Petito kept the van. Petito’s parents say they received various text messages from Gabby’s phone up until August 30.
On September 1, Laundrie returned to Florida in the van the couple had modified for their vacation. Ten days later, on September 11, the same day the missing person report was filed, Laundrie was pulled over in the van in Florida. Gabby Petito was not inside the van with Laundrie.
“I believe she’s in danger because she’s not in touch with us,” Gabby Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt told ABC7NY. “She could be alone somewhere. She could be stranded somewhere in the wilderness and she needs help.”
Schmidt is steadfast that her daughter will come home.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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