As the search continues for the boyfriend of a young woman presumed dead, the FBI is reportedly towing Brian Laundrie’s vehicle from the driveway of his parents’ home in North Port, Florida.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, investigators found human remains on Sunday in Bridger-Teton National Forest, where they had been searching for missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Petito and Laundrie had gone on a cross-country road trip earlier this summer, and Petito fell out of contact with her family in late August.
Authorities have said the body matches Petito’s description, but have not yet made an official positive identification.
Laundrie is believed to have returned to Florida without Petito on September 1, in the converted camper van that is registered to Petito. Police named Laundrie a person of interest in the investigation last week, and appear to have heightened their efforts to apprehend him since the body was found in Wyoming. Laundrie’s parents reportedly told police on Friday that they had not seen him since Tuesday. Since that disclosure, investigators have been searching a nature reserve in Sarasota County, where Laundrie’s parents said he was headed when they last saw him.
— Kevin Vesey (@KevinVesey) September 20, 2021
News 12 reporter Kevin Vesey, who is on the scene in North Port, Florida, shared video of Laundrie’s Mustang being towed away from his parents’ residence.
Authorities have not yet commented on what evidence they might be seeking in Laundrie’s vehicle. Earlier Monday, the FBI executed a search warrant at the North Port home.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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