Authorities announced Monday that there is no plans to search for Brian Laundrie in the vast Florida Reserve after exhausting “all avenues.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Laundrie, 23, and his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, 22, took a cross-country road trip over the summer. Laundrie later returned to his parents’ North Point, Florida, home without Gabby. He subsequently lawyered up and refused to cooperate while police searched for her.
On Sunday, searchers found what was likely Gabby’s deceased body in a secluded area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming,
“Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified,” FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones said. “This is an incredibly difficult time for (Petito’s) family and friends.”
Authorities also stated that law enforcement will continue to search for Laundrie, although no searches will take place on the grounds near the vast area of Carlton Reserve anymore, News Nation Now reports.
The search for Brian Laundrie continues Sunday morning in the Carlton Reserve. A team of more than 50 looking for anything of note after his parents say this is where he went. We continue to corroborate all info in the search for him and Gabby. 1-800-CALL-FBI. pic.twitter.com/20nt70mezz
— North Port Police (@NorthPortPolice) September 19, 2021
“At this time, we currently believe we have exhausted all avenues in searching of the grounds there,” North Port police PIO Josh Taylor said in a statement to WFLA. “Law enforcement agencies continue to search for Brian Laundrie.”
Laundrie’s parents told police that they saw him last Tuesday as he left their home wearing a waist strap and a hiking bag. They reportedly said they found Laundrie’s car parked at the Carlton Reserve parking lot the following day and took it back home.
The FBI is asking anyone who saw the coupled camping near Grand Teton National Park to call them at 1-800-Call-FBI.
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