Update: 11:45 p.m.: FBI agents entered the Laundrie home shortly after 10 a.m. as police officers roped off the area around it with crime scene tape. WFLA reported that agents have been inside for most of their time at the home, although agents came into the back yard at one point and photographed a shed there. The agents also went inside the shed before returning into the house.
Update: 11:10 a.m.: Christopher and Roberta Laundrie were led back into their house about an hour after FBI agents arrived and took them out, News Nation Now’s Brian Entin reported.
A day after finding Gabby Petito’s body in a remote Wyoming camping area, the FBI sent agents to Brian Laundrie’s home to execute a search warrant.
Live view of Laundrie home:
Petito was last heard from on August 25, and Laundrie, her boyfriend, returned to his Florida home on September 1 with the van the pair was traveling in but without his girlfriend.
#UPDATE: The #FBI is executing a court-authorized search warrant today at the Laundrie residence in North Port, FL relevant to the Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito investigation. No further details can be provided since this is an active and ongoing investigation. @FBIDenver pic.twitter.com/uxrtVNIZ4u
— FBI Tampa (@FBITampa) September 20, 2021
Local police never sought search warrants for the home Laundrie shared with his parents and never spoke with him before he fled on Tuesday. North Point Police also said Monday they would not be searching the 25,000-acre nature reserve where they’d been for the past two days looking for him.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 20, 2021
Agents flooded into the home, and other agents were seen leading Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, Brian’s parents, out of the home and into a unmarked van, Fox News said. Police cleared the street just before the agents arrived telling people, “you’re in a crime scene.”
The FBI said it would not release further information about the search warrants at this time.
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[Featured image: Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie/Instagram]