FBI again visits home of Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie amid ongoing search


The FBI visited Brian Laundrie’s family home in North Port, Florida, again amid the ongoing search for him.
Two FBI agents arrived to the home in a black SUV and brought a large brown paper bag inside. They did not depart with the same bag. One agent also briefly climbed into a camper van parked on the property
Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family attorney, told CNN the FBI was there to collect items which could assist them in the search for Brian.
“The FBI is at the Laundrie home today to collect some personal items belonging to Brian that will assist the canines in their search for Brian,” he said. “There is nothing more to this.”
The home visit comes amid the weekslong search for Laundrie, whose parents told authorities they last saw him on September 14 when he left home to go to a nearby nature reserve. His fiancée, Gabby Petito, disappeared late last month and was later found dead in Wyoming near where the couple had last been seen together.
Police records obtained by CNN show authorities responded to multiple calls for service at Laundrie’s Florida home around the time Petito was reported missing by her family in New York. Those records show two calls for service were made at the home September 10 — the day before Petito was reported missing — and three more calls on the day of the missing persons report.
Those calls were were placed by Petito’s father, who was attempting to report her missing, North Port police spokesperson Josh Taylor said. Six additional calls for service to the Laundrie home were made between September 15 and 17, records show. Brian Laundrie’s parents told police September 17 they had last seen him three days earlier.
All of the calls were made to a non-emergency number and not 911. Bertolino, the Laundrie family attorney, declined to comment.
Though authorities have not explicitly connected Laundrie to Petito’s death, they are looking for him, in part as a response to a federal arrest warrant accusing him of illegally using another person’s debit card.
The sequence of events since he returned to Florida without her on September 1 has also been clarified further in recent days. Prior to his disappearance — before Petito was reported as missing — Laundrie went camping with his family at a campground dozens of miles from their home between September 6 and 8, officials said.
In addition, on September 4, Laundrie purchased a cell phone at an AT&T store in North Port, Bertolino told CNN. The attorney said the phone was not a “burner phone” and that it required the opening of an account, adding Laundrie left that phone at home “the day he went for a hike in the preserve on September 14, 2021 and the FBI now has that phone.” It is unclear what happened to Laundrie’s previous phone.
AT&T referred questions about the purchase to law enforcement.
A publicly known timeline of Laundrie’s movements this month, along with case milestones, looks like this:
September 1: He returned from the cross-country road trip, without Petito, to the home he shared with his parents in North Port, according to police
September 6-8: The Laundrie family stayed at Fort De Soto Campground, about 75 miles from their home, county officials said. Brian’s mother, Roberta Laundrie, was checked in at a waterfront site on these dates, according to a Pinellas County Parks campground check-in report
Bertolino has said Brian and his family were at the campground September 6-7, and that they left the campground together.
The FBI is in possession of surveillance video from the park from that time frame, a spokesperson for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
The weekend of September 10: This was the last weekend that a neighbor of the Laundries, Karyn Aberts, says she saw Brian Laundrie at his home.
September 11: Gabby Petito’s family reports her missing after not being able to get in touch with her. North Port authorities go to Laundrie’s home that night and ask to speak with him and his family, but are “essentially handed the information for their attorney,” Taylor, the city police spokesperson, has said.
September 14-17: Laundrie’s parents have said they last saw him leaving their home, with a backpack, on September 14, and that he said he was going to a nearby sprawling nature reserve, according to police. The parents told police this on September 17, three days after he allegedly left, police said.
September 19: Petito’s remains are found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. A coroner later made an initial ruling that her death was a homicide.
As for the Florida campground that the Laundrie family visited in early September, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said it is not currently investigating at the campground, and it is “unaware of any confirmed sightings of Brian.
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