Are Brian Laundrie’s parents refusing to help the Gabby Petito investigation?
It was reported nearly a week ago that the father of Brian Laundrie, whose son is still missing and remains the number one suspect in the murder of Gabby Petitio, had joined the search mission for the twenty-three year old. Brian was the last person seen with Petitio before her disappearance in September. Sadly, Gabby Petito was eventually found dead, with the cause of death concluded as strangulation by human hands.
Many are quick to jump to the classic movie trope of how the only reason why Laundrie’s father would join the search is that he can better learn where the case and search stand, possibly as a way to aid his son in his escape from custody & questioning. That being said, members of the Laundrie family are now being harassed, such as Brian Laundrie’s sister and her family who are now facing violent threats.
Brian Laundrie’s brother-in-law asked Manatee County deputies for increased patrols in his neighborhood in mid-September after he said his family received alarming threats amid an ongoing manhunt for the Florida fugitive, according to sheriff’s records. This case is getting way out of hand, and hopefully authorities and Dog the Bounty Hunter can bring Brian Laundrie into questioning soon.
Gabby Petito case
It’s been over a month since twenty-two year old Gabby Petito was first reported missing, only to sadly be found deceased weeks later. The primary suspect is that of her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who was seen during a shared police interaction when both he and Gabby Petito were pulled over after a concerned citizen saw the pair fighting and made the emergency call to the local authorities.
The caller reported to the police that they had seen Laundire slap Petitio, forcing the police to investigate the situation while recording every second of the interaction via body cams. In the video, we see and hear the police address the visual physical damage to both Petitio & Laundrie, with Petitio crying and clearly in some sort of distress. Sadly, the police failed to see the warning signs and let the couple take off.
Petito’s body was found shortly after the incident on September 21st, 2021, with it being confirmed as Petito’s body a few days later. Now, with Brian Laundrie as the primary suspect, a nationwide manhunt was officially launched in Florida, where Laundrie is believed to still be as the media keeps tabs on his family’s home, thanks to family’s neighbors who’ve charged the media to park and report from their front lawns.
Searching for Brian Laundrie
The manhunt for Brian Laundrie has now gone on for over a month, and still police in Florida say there are no signs of the missing boyfriend. The search is centered at the Carlton Nature Reserve near his home in North Port, where Laundrie’s parents believe he was camping. As the search for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend approaches a new month at the 25,000-acre nature reserve, hopes of finding Laundrie are slowly falling.
Details emerged two weeks ago about the period after Laundrie returned home from a cross-country trip in Petito’s van, without Petito, on September 1st and before he left his parents’ home on September 13th. Petito’s family refers to Laundrie as the “missing piece to the puzzle” regarding what really happened to their daughter, while Laundrie’s family are hoping that their son is still alive, with some members joining the search.
Many close to the case have claimed that, if Brian Laundrie is truly hiding in this nature reserve, that he’s surviving “hell on earth”, given the dangerous wildlife that lurks amongst those acres. Equally, Laundrie’s case became so global that even former reality star Dog the Bounty Hunter joined the search, even recently finding a campsite that he believes to have been Laundrie’s. We’ll keep you guys updated once we learn more.