The parents of Florida man Brian Laundrie were followed by undercover agents on Thursday as they left their home for the first time in days and drove to Orlando and back.
A group of unmarked vehicles followed Christopher and Roberta Laundrie as they left their North Port residence and took an almost 2-hour drive to Orlando, where they met with attorney Steve Bertolino, of New York.
Authorities also followed the couple into the Orlando public library, DailyMail reports; the undercover agents browsed through books and older music CDs while waiting on the couple.
After meeting with the Laundrie couple, Bertolini made an announcement on Thursday evening regarding a federal warrant for Brian Laundrie’s arrest.
“It is my understanding that the arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie is related to activities occurring after the death of Gabby Petito and not related to her actual demise. The FBI is focusing on locating Brian and when that occurs the specifics of the charges covered under the indictment will be addressed in the proper forum.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the FBI announced Thursday that a warrant has been issued for Laundrie, whose girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found deceased in Wyoming, after he allegedly used a debit card that didn’t belong to him.
“On September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito,” FBI Denver posted on Twitter.
Petito and Laundrie were on a cross-country road trip when she disappeared. The pair had already been traveling together for several months, starting July 2.
Earlier this week, authorities found Gabby’s deceased body in a remote area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. Officials confirmed that the manner of death was a homicide but the cause of death is still pending.
Meanwhile, Laundrie remains missing.
The FBI specifically asked that anyone in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area between August 27 and August 30 who may have seen Gabby Petito or Brian Laundrie or their van to contact authorities.
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