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New evidence has been released detailing Brian Laundrie's movements before Gabby Petito's death. See what Laundrie's sister revealed about the fugitive.

Does this evidence prove Brian Laundrie didn’t kill Gabby Petito?

The saga of Brian Laundrie and his late fiance Gabby Petito continues. As more & more evidence begins to surface, police & news outlets are getting a better picture of what the final days for Petito looked like. While the questions continue to pile up, answers have been much harder to come by as the Laundrie family has largely chosen to remain out of the limelight and tight-lipped about their son’s whereabouts. 

The case has captured the attention of worldwide media & true crime enthusiasts alike, clamoring for any nugget of information they can get as if Petito was their own family member that disappeared. While pleas from her actual family have gone unheard by those that know what happened, there has been no shortage of help from the rest of the country. Dog the Bounty Hunter & John Walsh notably are claiming to be on the case.

What we know

Gabby Petito and her fiance Brian Laundrie set off on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the country on July 2nd, 2021, a full year to the day after announcing their engagement on Instagram. They purchased a white Ford Transit van seven months prior, specifically for the trip. From July 4th to August 12th, they visited multiple places in Kansas, Colorado, and Utah. 

On August 12th, witnesses called police to an altercation in Moab, Utah, where bystanders reported a physical encounter. Laundrie had scratches on multiple places on his body, but the report stated he didn’t strike Petito. Laundrie was almost arrested, but police separated them for the night since both parties said they were fine and declined to press charges. Laundrie was driven to a motel, and Petito was given the keys to the van. 

Nina Celie reported on Instagram that she witnessed Laundrie & Petito engaged in an explosive argument in a restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on August 27th. While she noted it wasn’t necessarily between them since Laundrie was screaming at the hostess and Gabby Petito was crying and profusely apologizing, he was very visibly angry. It was the last time the couple was seen together.

Petito’s last contact with her family was on August 30th in text messages, although her family questions whether or not their daughter sent them. Laundrie returned to North Port on September 1st, alone in the van. He went camping with his family, and they all declined to discuss what happened with anyone. Laundrie wasn’t seen again

Petito’s family reported her missing on September 11th. Authorities attempted to speak with Laundrie but were directed to the family attorney. They took the van as evidence and reportedly found some “materials” that police would further investigate. Laundrie was officially named as a person of interest in the case on September 15th.


On September 17th, Laundrie’s family reported their son missing. What followed was a search for Laundrie that began in a vast Florida Wildlife preserve; his family claimed he went camping. At the same time, the FBI searched the mountainous park in Wyoming for Petito. 

On September 19th, human remains were found that resembled Petito. Medical examiners later identified her body, and an autopsy ruled her death a homicide. Armed with a search warrant, police & FBI swarmed the home Laundrie shared with his parents and scoured it. 

After dive teams joined the search of Laundrie through forbidding swamps littered with alligators, snakes, and other wildlife, an arrest warrant was issued for Laundrie on September 23rd.

New evidence

New evidence has come forward that changes the timeline in Gabby Petito’s case. While the original timeline suggested that Laundrie & Petito got back together after the altercation in Utah and remained that way until the sighting in Jackson Hole on August 27th, new evidence suggests a different series of events. 

Laundrie’s sister, Cassie, claimed Monday that Laundrie flew home on August 17th, days after the altercation in Moab. The purpose of the flight was to obtain some items and clean out a storage unit that he & Petito had shared. He flew back to Salt Lake City, Utah, purportedly to rejoin Petito and continue their trip. 

Does this change the suspicion placed on Brian Laundrie in the death of Gabby Petito? Why would he clear out the storage unit? Does it show they were thinking of putting down roots in Utah? Let us know your theories in the comments below. 


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  • Only unreliable sources (family & layer) say Laundrie flew home to take stuff OUT of a locker. A co-worker of Laundrie at the Publix supermarket said Laundrie told him he flew back from Salt Lake City to put all their stuff INTO a locker, and resign his Publix job, because his father wanted them out so the divorce could proceed. Laundrie seemingly told the guy he & Gabby would go back to New York, presumably hoping to impose themselves on her families. Gabby might have had enough of the loser and maybe said so when he got back.

    October 8, 2021
  • There was two other deaths that were homicide perhaps a serial killer which is on the loose killed Gabby. Maybe Brian went back to find her…. what if when he returned August 27th After the resturant they split up again they say they did this often. And he returned home with the van because she didn’t return from a hike?
    He could have thought she was just mad at him but then after time passed what if he did get a text from her and it was not her? What if he was told come alone or we kill her. Then he left to find her or meet the murderer and now is a victim himself. What if he was instructed to pay a ransom and his parents gave him money? What if ………You are innocent until proven Guilty. Just saying if he is guilty the media has blown this up so much he will not get a fair trial and it will be dropped. To much media hipe they fuck up everything even finding the truth.

    October 8, 2021
    • I agree Cindy. That is something i wondered myself. Innocent until proven guilty.

      October 17, 2021
  • Brian Laundrie exhibits the signs of someone experiencing major mental health issues (and someone who has not been taking prescribed meds) BI polar, OCD-ADHD, I dont know exactly but by Gabby Petito account to Moab police, Laundrie was on a “downer” so very negative about her dream, -Laundrie out of his “comfort zone”was in hyper argumentative, negatising, catastrophising mode, which is revealed in the visibly traumatised, highly emotional sobbing Gabby Petito.

    Clearly Laundrie wanted to return home to Florida, He had had enough of the Van life on the road….however Petito was not going to give up so easily on her dream….

    Laundrie increasingly unhappy with the roadtrip endeavoured to ensure Gabby Petito could not enjoy the experience either, by proving a total nightmare to be around, easily irratated, swift to fault find, and fly into angry exchange. Laundrie wanted the couple to return home, and was intent upon getting his own way.

    Whenever we see/hear of Gabby Petito in this period, she appears to be sressed out, on verge of emotional breakdown, as Laundrie’s constant criticism exacts an emotional toll.

    I think Laundrie angry and frustrated flew home believing Petio finding herself left alone in Utah would fold and agree to give up the van life project.

    I do not know exactly what Brian Laundrie issue was, but it is shocking to consider that within a few short days of his return to Utah, after almost a week at home in Florida, tension had mounted and escalated to such an extent that the dream had become a total nightmare.

    out, reduced to tears- strongly indicates it was Laundrie experiencing the actual Mental health crisis-and was exacting a hugh physical and emotional toll on Gabby PetitoOCD on his part,


    poor self social/emotional/communication skills, passive-aggressive,

    October 16, 2021
  • The article is incorrect when it says that Laundrie was almost arrested. It was actually Gabby they nearly arrested because Brian was the one with the scratch marks. However, Brian pleaded with the police not to arrest her asking if he could be arrested instead. He asked the police multiple questions on how he could drop charges they were filing against her and said that she is his fiance and he loves her. That is when they gave them the alternative of sleeping apart from each other and that she would have to go to court for the charges. They told him he would have to go in the morning to drop charges. No one ever talks about that but it is in the police cam footage.

    October 17, 2021

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