Location of Brian Laundrie, boyfriend of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, now unknown, family says

Brian Laundrie refused to talk to police about his girlfriend's disappearance.

9/18/2021 5:10:00 AM

JUST IN: The family of Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who went missing while the couple was on a cross-country trip, said Friday night his whereabouts are now unknown too.

Brian Laundrie refused to talk to police about his girlfriend's disappearance.

Sister of boyfriend in missing Gabby Petito case speaks outPetito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, has not spoken since returning alone after the couple took a road trip.Courtesy Nichole Schmidt and Joseph PetitoThe family of Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of 22-year-old Gabby Petito,

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who went missingwhile the couple was on a cross-country trip, said Friday night his whereabouts are now unknown, too."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."

The development was the latest in a case that has grabbed national attention as the couple had been traveling across the country since June in her 2012 Ford Transit van and documenting the trip on social media. Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 without his girlfriend, according to police. headtopics.com

Petito's parents reported her missing on Sept. 11 after not speaking with her for two weeks.The Moab Police Department via APThis police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. The couple was pulled over while they were having an emotional fight.

Petito was last seen on Aug. 24 leaving a hotel room in Utah. The next day, she spoke to her mother, Nichole Schmidt, telling her that their next stops would be at Grand Teton and Yellowstone, Schmidt told ABC News this week.Schmidt received two text messages from her daughter's phone in the days after speaking to her, but it was unclear whether they were actually sent by Petito.

Laundrie has been named a person of interest in the case, but he has so far refused to speak to police.MORE: Utah police release body camera image of Gabby Petito after apparent fight with boyfriend"Many people are wondering why Mr. Laundrie would not make a statement or speak with law enforcement in the face of Ms. Petito's absence," the attorney representing the Laundrie family, Steven P. Bertolino, said in a statement Wednesday."In my experience, intimate partners are often the first person law enforcement focuses their attention on in cases like this, and the warning that 'any statement will be used against you' is true, regardless of whether my client had anything to do with Ms. Petito's disappearance. As such, on the advice of counsel, Mr. Laundrie is not speaking on this matter."

The North Port Police Department said Friday afternoon it had entered the family's home, where Brian was believed to be staying, to speak with the family"at their request."Courtesy Nichole Schmidt and Joseph PetitoGabby Petito, 22, disappeared during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend over the summer. headtopics.com

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The police later tweeted,"The conversation at the Laundrie home is complete. Once we have the details, a statement will be made. We ask for calm! Please let us work through this and information will be forthcoming."It was after that tweet that the family lawyer released the statement saying the location of Brian Laundrie was unknown.

People had gathered outside the Laundrie home throughout the day Friday, some with bullhorns, chanting"Where is Gabby?" and calling on Brian Laundrie or the family to talk to authorities. Those people were moved from the lawn to the sidewalk as they chanted toward the house.

MORE: Search is on for missing 6-year-old in HawaiiBrian's sister, Cassandra Laundrie, spoke to ABC News on Thursday night, saying she had spoken to police about Petito's disappearance but was mostly learning details from the news."Obviously, me and my family want Gabbie to be found safe," she said."She is like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and sound and this be just a big misunderstanding."

Earlier in the day, the Grand County Sheriff's Office in Moab, Utah, said Petito and Laundrie did not appear to be connected to the murders of two women at a campground in mid-August. The sheriff's office said on Thursday it had been in contact with Florida authorities about investigating a possible connection to the double murder. headtopics.com

Courtesy Nichole Schmidt and Joseph PetitoGabby Petito is pictured with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, in a photo posted to Petito's Instagram account on March 17, 2020.The two women were last seen leaving a bar on Aug. 13, one day after authorities were called about a disagreement between Petito and Laundrie while they were traveling in Moab.

The couple's white van had been pulled over after a witness called police about an altercation between the two at the Arches National Park. The couple admitted to arguing and that Petito had slapped Laundrie, according to the report. Both told police that Laundrie had not Petito.

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There was"insufficient evidence existed to justify criminal charges," Moab Police Department Chief Bret Edge said in a statement Tuesday Read more: ABC News »

His family sent the FBI on a wild goose chase in the woods looking for him while he high tailed it out of the country. Gave him lot's of extra time to hide. You can't believe the family didn't help him escape. How can i make a crust wallet🥲 He s out I don’t know why Parents allow their daughters to be hanging out with such irresponsible foolish boys or men. All Parents need to advise their children when they start going out with young men or boys. This Girl is dead. I believe so from how events have unfolded.

redwardprice719 Who didn't see this coming? Smh Something is terribly wrong with this story !!! I get sick thinking about it !!! This young man is running from the truth !! If his life ends we may never know !! 🙏 He knows something and I think he did something wrong..his parents are terrible. They got the tip from his parents and they believed them “We’ll point left and you go right Brian! Good luck!!!”

2 simple questions,, why did you have her van? And where did you see her last? What is so difficult with that? isn’t she suppose tho be the love of his life? I'm sure he killed her He was missing since Tuesday why the family only informed the FbI last Friday , he’s guilty ,the family allowed him to run away and hide from authorities, is this a joke ? The parents are guilty too .

Police release bodycam video of missing Gabby Petito after fiancé Brian Laundrie fightWhere's Gabby? Gabby Petito, 22, was reported missing on September 11, days after her partner Brian Laundrie returned home without her. GabbyPetito Brian Laundrie should ask himself. How would my parents feel if I disappeared & someone who knew something wouldn't talk to authorities or my parents. Man up Brian. Tell what you know. Jail time coming ? After watching him here, add that to him basically stealing her car, returned home without her, he lawyered up and is refusing to talk. 🤷‍♂️ he did it.

Why didn't they call the Cops as soon as he walked out of the house. And then better yet, why didn't the cops have a squad car sitting in front of his house 24/7? He obviously has something to hide and he’s on the run. His silence when he came back speaks volumes about his state of denial. Why couldn’t he say where she was or what happened to her? Conclusion: She’s deceased & he had something to do with it.

He killed himself out of guilt Not right How go you lose your girlfriend Oh, sweetie. She's dead, he's in the wind, and they know everything. Yeah as in take off and hide somewhere and dont tell us where you are going… what a complete crap job by the ‘authorities’ This family has no conscience and no soul

The family knows. Did not know that missing and hiding were synonyms. Maybe he thinks he is Durst. Old news. He’s not missing, he’s in hiding! Why?

Sister Defends Brian Laundrie: His Fights With Gabby Petito Weren’t Anything UnusualYouTubeBrian Laundrie’s sister said it wasn’t uncommon for her brother and his fiancée, Gabby Petito, to fight and then take a break from each other—shedding new light on their relationship weeks after Petito didn’t return from a cross-country trip the couple had taken together.“It was typical of both of them, whenever they would fight, they would take a little break and come back and be fine—because that’s what you do in a couple,” Cassie Laundrie said during an ABC News interview that aired Fr Doesn't matter he left in her van alone came home & lawyered up and says nothing while she's missing!

M He did it Cause of death will be hard to determine if they don't find a body soon. Might take decades to get him if he's done anything to her. Pray they find her soon. In 2019, 5590 Native American Women were reported missing. As Native American women go missing and are murdered, who is keeping track?

He knows exactly where he is. Oh wait, I’m missing? You know you have white privilege when your girlfriend mysteriously goes missing, drive back in her car home, refuse to answer any questions to the cops or fbi and have enough time to plot your disappearance and nobody arrests you or takes your passport away!

Right… he is in hiding… How can Florida just keep f*cking everything up?! How do you lose a number one suspect?!!! Absolutely unreal. He is not missing. He is on the run. OOPS

Missing Gabby Petito: Florida police enter home of fiance Brian LaundrieWHERE'S BRIAN? Florida police tell Fox News they can't confirm where Brian Laundrie is, citing he's a private citizen as tension outside home reaches fever pitch thanks He can’t be arrest for suspension. No proof, no body, nothing to hold him on... Just yet! It frustrates detective if they believe he did something to her and a judge will not allow an arrest warrant siding not enough evidence. Mara lago

seemva1 Seems obvious he's on the lam 911 can you say “White Male - Scott Peterson” Innocent people don’t run and hide! And what the hell were the police thinking not keeping a close eye on him? You know it’s funny you post this picture of this loving couple when you should be posting a picture of her in tears talking to the police you’re making it out to seem like they’re the nicest couple in the world

Tell me you are guilty, without telling me you are guilty Why was he not being watched It's obvious that he did something to her. This is ridiculous Find this piece of Sith. In other words, he's gone underground to evade arrest. Maybe he abandoned her in the middle of nowhere. On the night the cops talked to her regarding a domestic disturbance, he had made her get out of the car or threatened to. She could be somewhere alive and in danger. Time is critical. Surely they checked the cell phone pings.

Flight, an admission of guilt.

Live Updates: Gabby Petito investigators quiz Brian Laundrie's parents, cancel presserFamily members of Petito called on Brian Laundrie's family to end their silence in a letter sent Thursday. 'We believe you know the location of where Brian left Gabby,' the family wrote. I'm sure folks know who the guilty party is. This story is so bizarre- how is it possible the police haven’t questioned him yet? Something is very strange in this case Boyfriend did everything to look guilty - Not notifying anyone she was missing returning home Refusing to talk hiring lawyers

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He’s gonna end his life you’ll see I don’t think you have to be Sherlock Holmes to realize what is truly happening. We have to let the FBI do their thorough investigation. If they don't have the evidence to arrest him at this time they will find it. The more thorough of a case they build the better. In due time we can only hope that justice will prevail. I can only have hope that she is alive.

When I saw this on the news I thought “what is a beautiful young girl doing with a ugly scumbag like him”. I pray for her, but deep in my heart I feel he killed her, and he’s showing his guilt by running away. Wow , just WoW 🥴 And why wasn’t he on police watch?!?

As search for Gabby Petito continues, first person in Brian Laundrie's family speaks'All I want is for her to come home safe and found, and this to be just a big misunderstanding,” said Cassie Laundrie, the sister of Brian Laundrie. ok, this boyfriend knows all!!!BRING HIM IN FOR QUESTIONING!!! Praying

Must be a reason he fled. If he has nothing to hide why disappear? Basic stuff. If he is somewhere offing himself I hope he leaves a note where to find Gabby's remains. So they flew him out, then. Somewhere without extradition, probably. Don't bring race into it. There is a PERSON A HUMAN BEING missing. Come on people.

He killed her now he’s gone off to kill himself. This is bullshit the parents know where the he'll he is arrest all of them FBI knows what they are doing,giving him enough rope and he will hang himself..jumping the gun without all ducks in a row would just set him free.. Police should have kept a closer eye on him. All of his actions imply guilt.

Karma will Be Swift..Wait For It… Nic4Nack Wow. This is not good for the dude nor his family & really ANYONE that is even acquainted with him.

Gabby Petito Case: Fiancé Brian Laundrie’s Sister Speaks Out Amid Ongoing Search - E! OnlineDays after Gabby Petito was reported missing, the sister of her fiancé and 'person of interest' Brian Laundrie gave a TV interview about the case. It definitely sounds like the boyfriend else why is he dodging everyone

hmmmm 🤔 Prolly killed himself with guilt How does this happen? Maybe he just went out to go find his hair. I hope his parents give her parents peace and allow them to grieve by telling where she is. They know by now. Put a tail on him. Maybe he’s about to move the body to a more secluded location. Just a hunch.

Parents are obstructing justice. Plain and simple. STabbytosavit Moving the body? He in Mexico by now for sure So he bolted to avoid cops.

This is insane! The police were keeping tabs on him - now he’s just gone. They both are going to show up with a Million hits to their IG account, alive in Santa Cruz, telling everyone is was a skit. Like the movie The Lie.😂🤣 It Could Happen... What is the Criteria for telling police, -yeah she’s gone, I’m not saying shit. Then stopping by to say later family gotta go on the run now. And get away with it. Oh yeah…White ☑️

seemva1 really? and this couldn't have been foreseen. no way. insert eyeroll here why are they national news? Take a guess He is guilty as hell. His behavior is not normal. How do you return home like it’s no big deal when your girlfriend’s been reported missing? Then you hide from police and now he’s run away…. GUILTY!

I think she is either dead - possibly by the boyfriend or she was committed 2 a psych ward 4 mental health issues - that IS what she told the officers at the time of their domestic altercation - the officers were blaming her. All these people so quick to judge. Judge, jury, and executioner. No one knows what happened! Gabby could show up any minute. He may have killed her. We don't know - and now everyone wants to blame the parents? Tough (and judgemental) crowd.

They should be able to figure out where her and his phone pinged last. StephanieRade18 And the plot thickens SIverySendBooks I hope and pray GabbyPetito is found safe soon.💞🙏 Did he kill himself or attempt to flee? I’m betting on door number one. This smells so so bad. Prime suspect disappears? Now with help of his parents?