FBI Visits Brian Laundrie Home

Rewards for whereabouts of 23-year-old Brian Laundrie reach $30,000

FBI agents showed up at the home of Brian Laundrie again on Sunday morning, spending just a few minutes inside.

The Laundries’ attorney said the agents asked for and received some items for DNA matching.

“The FBI requested some personal items belonging to Brian Laundrie to assist them with DNA matching, and Brian’s parents provided the FBI with what they could,” Steven Bertolino told Fox News on Sunday.

The visit came about an hour before services for Laundrie’s girlfriend, Gabby Petito, began in New York. Petito, 22, was found dead in a remote campsite in Wyoming a week ago — eight days after she was reported missing and nearly three weeks since Laundrie, who had been on a cross-country van trip with Petito since early July, returned to Florida without her.

Petito’s death has been ruled a homicide, although the cause of death has not been released. Laundrie has not been named a suspect in her death, but a warrant for his arrest was issued after a federal grand jury indicted him on a bank fraud charge for using Petito’s debit card and PIN number to withdraw more than $1,000 from her accounts.

Laundrie’s parents told investigators he was last seen on September 14 when he reportedly headed into the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve near their Florida home. Investigators have been searching the reserve, which is largely flooded, since September 17, when his parents reported him missing.

Since that time, rewards totally $30,000 have been offered for information leading to Laundrie’s whereabouts. The first was $20,000 from Boohoff Law, which has offices in Washington state and Florida, including North Port, where Petito lived with Laundrie at his parents’ home. The second came from Jerry Torres, a neighbor of Petito’s family who initially offered $5,000 and later raised the amount to $10,000, according to CNN.

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[Featured image: FILE – Moab, Utah, Police question Brian Laundrie on August 12. (The Moab Police Department via AP, File)]