Police are acknowledging that the stories from Brian Laundrie’s parents about their son’s disappearance have been inconsistent and rife with “oddness,” Insider reports.
Laundrie, 23, is a person of interest in the murder of his fiancée, Gabby Petito, 22, whose body was found September 19 in Wyoming.
The couple had been traveling together on a road trip across the country, but he returned home to Florida alone on September 1 and refused to talk with police.
Laundrie later vanished. His parents have said to investigators that he told them he was going for a hike in a wilderness preserve near their home in North Port, Florida, on September 13, but he has not been seen since.
In a new interview with NewsNation, North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor told the outlet that he is not sure what to believe anymore.
“What the family has told us is that he drove out to the park and walked out into the woods,” Taylor told NewsNation, according to a clip of the interview posted on Twitter.
Highlights from today’s North Port Police interview:
-police are “working to figure out” how Laundrie vanished and say “no investigation is perfect.”
-nothing related to Brian has been found in the swamp.
-they are calling circumstances around parents story “a lot of oddness.” pic.twitter.com/chkY9HHv58
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) October 9, 2021
“I don’t necessarily know what to believe anymore. I think it’s certainly possible that they’re expressing what they know, but we’ll see. This is an ongoing investigation that will continue to evolve,” Taylor told NewsNation.
In response to a question during the interview, Taylor talked about a report that Laundrie allegedly drove a Mustang to the park and that his parents then drove it back to their home.
“We’ve said from the beginning there’s a lot of oddness here, a lot of things that just didn’t make sense,” Taylor told NewsNation.
The parents also initially said that their son had gone to the reserve on September 14, but they later said he had disappeared one day earlier, on September 13, according to WTSP-TV.
“I mean your son walks out there, now they’re saying on a Monday, you know, to report that on a Friday, and then be confused on what day that was. I mean there are a lot of things that are odd there,” Taylor told NewsNation.
Taylor told the news outlet that “no investigation is perfect” and that police are still examining how Laundrie has managed to evade authorities so far.
Laundrie’s father is said to be helping the FBI search for his son, but at this point, there has been no evidence of Laundrie in the nature reserve or any confirmation of claims that he has been spotted around the country.
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