A neighbor of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance and death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito, has described Laundrie’s behavior in the days after he returned from a cross-country road trip without his girlfriend.
As previously reported, Laundrie’s whereabouts remain unknown the day after a medical examiner in Wyoming positively identified human remains found there on Sunday as missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, and determined that she died of a homicide. The specific cause of death is not yet known.
Last week, police named Laundrie a person of interest, and he has not been named a suspect since Petito was found murdered. Investigators are continuing to search for him in the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, where Laundrie’s parents told police late last week that he was going when they last saw him on Tuesday.
The Laundrie’s neighbor Charlene Guthrie told Fox News that Brian and his parents acted like nothing was out of the ordinary when he returned alone from the road trip.
“Everything was just normal life once he came back,” Guthrie said. “He mowed the lawn. [He] and his mother went for a bicycle ride around the block.”
Later Wednesday, neighbors of the Laundrie’s appeared in an interview on Fox News and said they saw the family leave for a weekend camping trip before Petito was reported missing. It is not clear if Guthrie is the same woman interviewed for the Fox News television segment. The couple in the television interview said they did not immediately think it was strange for the Laundries to go camping, but did not know at the time that Petito was missing. The neighbors said they told the police what they observed.
Sorry for the crappy recording – I can’t find a link yet for the interview. Just a little bit ago on The Story with @marthamaccallum – neighbors talk about family camping trip. #BrianLaundrie #justiceforgabby #GabbyPetito pic.twitter.com/xSAGullGbO
— The Crime Diva 🖤 (@thecrimediva2) September 22, 2021
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