Neighbors of the Laundrie family told FOX News on Wednesday that they saw Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of deceased Gabby Petito, and his parents pack up an “attached camper” and leave for the weekend shortly after Brian returned to Florida.
“I was doing some work in the front yard and I noticed that they got a new camper for the back of the pickup. I didn’t think anything unusual. They got a new camper so they wanted to put their own touch inside of it. I saw them doing some work. Then when they prepared for their trip I saw them loading the camper,” William Guthrie told FOX News.
“I saw them loading it up and so I assumed they were preparing for a camping trip with their new camper,” he continued.
“They were gone for the weekend,” Charlene Guthrie added.
William said he witnessed the Laundries packing up the camper about a “week or a week and a half” after Brian Laundrie returned to Florida from his trip with Petito in Grand Teton National Park.
“The parents going on a trip, I could see that. But taking their 23-year-old son in a small camper that’s on the back of the truck just struck us as odd,” William Guthrie said.
The Guthries have told investigators about what they saw.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie embarked on a cross-country road trip this summer, but Laundrie returned home to Florida without her and Gabby was soon reported missing. Brian refused to share information with investigators that could help with the search.
Last week, Laundrie disappeared from his parents’ home in North Port, Florida. Laundrie’s parents told police he went hiking at Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre park with sprawling and difficult-to-navigate terrain.
Gabby Petito’s body was found on Sunday, and the coroner’s initial determination for the manner of death was a homicide. The official cause of death remains pending final autopsy results.
Brian Laundrie has been named a person of interest in the case.
Anyone with information on Laundrie’s whereabouts should contact the FBI at: http://tips.fbi.gov, call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or 303-629-7171. Upload photos and videos to: http://fbi.gov/petito.
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Featured Image: The home of Brian Laundrie, wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, is viewed, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in North Port, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)