Gabby Petito’s parents break the silence
Lawyer representing the Laundrie family, Steven Bertolino, has confirmed that a phone Brian Laundrie bought before his disappearance has been turned over to the FBI. Rumors circulated online that Mr. Laundrie had purchased a “burner phone” before his disappearance, although Mr. Bertolino claims the phone was turned over to law enforcement.
A couple who were camping next to the Laundrie family on their trip to the Fort DeSoto campgrounds in Pinellas County, Fla. May have captured an image of Mr Laundrie in a selfie they took .
The campgrounds have become a point of interest in Mr Laundrie’s ongoing research after Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, said he was tipped about the visit family at the campground.
It has been 10 days since Mr Laundrie went missing on the same day he became a person of interest in the missing persons case of his girlfriend Gabby Petito, whose body was later found later that evening. The body of another hiker, Robert Lowery, was also recently found in the same forest where Ms Petito’s remains were.
Police rejected the tip, saying no one resembling Mr Laundrie has been reported in the area. However, reporters later confirmed that the laundries remained at the campsite in early September, just days before Ms Petito went missing.
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing Brian Laundrie’s family, confirmed on Tuesday that Mr Laundrie went camping with his parents after returning from his road trip. But the lawyer denied that his parents helped him go into hiding, insisting the three laundries returned from the campsite.
Police admit they did not see the missing man when they seized the van from the family home
Florida Police have admitted that they did not see Brian Laundrie when she visited her parents’ home on September 11, raising questions about the last time the missing suspect was at home.
North Port Police seized a van belonging to Gabby Petito from the family home in Laundrie that evening after she was reported missing by her mother Nichole Schmidt.
Spokesman Josh Taylor told media on Wednesday that police did not “spot” Mr. Laundrie that night. The laundries refused to cooperate with the authorities and gave them the contact details of their family lawyer.
His parents told authorities he left home on September 14 to hike in the nearby Carlton Preserve, but did not report him missing until three days later.
Justin vallejoSeptember 29, 2021 10:28 PM
Journalist claims North Port Police confirmed they did not see Brian Laundrie when she visited family on September 11
A reporter claims to have confirmed to North Port Police that he did not see Brian Laundrie during his 9/11 visit to Laundrie’s home.
Gabby Petito was reported missing on September 11.
On September 16, North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison said he knew Mr. Laundrie’s whereabouts.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 10:00 PM
No more deliveries sent to laundries
FedEx and Amazon deliveries were made to the laundry’s home on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier this week, many flowers were delivered to the house as a makeshift memorial to Gabby Petito. The flowers were placed on the front lawn.
Police said the flowers would eventually be thrown away.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 9:40 PM
Laundrie family lawyer says he can’t confirm when Brian Laundrie bought his phone
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing the Laundrie family, told reporters he could not confirm when Mr Laundrie purchased a “burner phone”.
He said the phone he bought was turned over to the FBI.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 9:20 PM
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter claims he uses dogs to find Brian Laundrie
Duane Champan, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, is said to have used dogs in his search for Brian Laundrie.
Mr. Chapman’s daughter, Lyssa, made the claim on Twitter.
The reality TV star has claimed he is also using boat crews today to search for an unspecified area where he believes Mr Laundrie may be.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 9:03 PM
No substantial sightings of Brian Laundrie have been reported in North Carolina
Rumors are circulating that Brian Laundrie may have fled to North Carolina. The Watauga County Sheriff confirmed he had received extensive advice regarding Mr Laundrie, but said none was important enough to warrant contacting the FBI.
North Port, Florida Police continue to search the Carlton Reservation for Mr. Laundrie today.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 8:45 PM
Laundrie family lawyer makes “no comment” when asked why family took three days to report Brian Laundrie missing
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing the Laundrie family, offered “no comment” when a report asked him why Brian Laundrie’s parents took three days to report his disappearance.
Mr Laundrie’s parents say he left home on September 14 and reported him missing on September 17. They said they were concerned he might get hurt, but still waited days before reporting his disappearance.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 8:30 PM
Laundrie family lawyer confirms family bought new phones in early September, but claims FBI owns these phones
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing the Laundrie family, said the family did not purchase any prepaid phones between August 1 and September 20.
Rumors have circulated online that Brian Laundrie was seen buying a prepaid phone before disappearing. Mr. Bertolino seems to deny these rumors.
However, to reporter Brian Entin, Mr. Bertolino said the family had purchased new phones, but those phones were in the possession of the FBI.
It is possible that the phones Mr Bertolino refers to were also purchased before August 1.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 8:05 PM
Dive teams back on site at Carlton Reserve
Dive teams are on site in the Carlton reserve, according to reports from Florida.
Brian Laundrie’s search in the reserve has been curtailed in recent days, but dive teams are reportedly returning to search the swamp.
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 7:53 PM
Rumors suggest Brian Laundrie bought a cell phone before he disappeared
Sources speaking with TMZ claim that Brian Laundrie purchased a “burner phone” before his disappearance.
The independents Bevan Hurley has more on the unconfirmed allegations in the story below …
Graig GraziosiSeptember 29, 2021 7:42 PM