Neighbors of Brian Laundrie’s parents have turned the national case into a profit, according to reports
TMZ reports that Laundrie’s neighbors are charging the media $3,500 per week to use their lawn, which is directly in front of the Laundrie home in North Port, Florida. The outlet reports that media members are also allowed to use the neighbor’s bathroom. They also have access to the Internet, tents to shade them, water, and chairs.
The Laundrie home has been flooded with not only the media but many members of the public, who’ve been chanting for justice after Laundrie’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Gabby Petito, was found dead last month in Wyoming. Laundrie has since fled his parents’ home and remains on the run.
Authorities previously blocked people from standing in the street in front of the Laundrie home, but access to a neighboring yard has helped the media avoid being banned from the area. The neighbors have also reportedly given the media access to parking.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Laundrie is wanted on a felony warrant following the death of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Laundrie and Petito embarked on their cross-country trip in July, but by September 1, Laundrie returned to his parents’ North Port, Florida, home with Petito’s van, sans Petito.
On September 19, 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.
Authorities issued a federal warrant for Laundrie for allegedly using a Capitol One Bank debit card without permission after Gabby passed away. Laundrie is said to have used the card between August 30 and September 1, “knowingly and with intent to defraud.”
Laundrie’s parents have insisted they have no clue where he is. They claimed he left their residence with a backpack on and headed to the Carlton Reserve on September 13. They reported him missing four days later.
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