Brian Laundrie’s Father Mows Lawn, Runs Errands Less Than 24 Hours After Coroner Announces Gabby Petito Strangled To Death

Brian Laundrie’s father, Chris Laundrie, mowed the lawn and ran errands less than 24 hours after the Teton County coroner in Wyoming announced that his son’s fiancée, Gabby Petito, was strangled to death.

Fox News reporters captured videos of Chris Laundrie picking up groceries and visiting gas stations early Wednesday morning. Laundrie reportedly refused to answer any questions about his son Brian’s whereabouts and whether his son had a history of violence.

Later that morning, reporters saw Chris Laundrie mowing the lawn at his North Port, Florida, home. Again, he refused to answer any questions about the new autopsy results, including whether or not he believed his son was involved in strangling Gabby Petito.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Brian Laundrie and Petito embarked on a cross-country trip in July. But by September 1, Laundrie returned to his parents’ North Port home with Petito’s van but without Petito.

On September 19, authorities found Gabby’s deceased body in a remote area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. The coroner revealed Tuesday that Gabby was strangled to death.

Brian Laundrie is now wanted on a felony warrant following the death of Petito. 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.”

Brian Laundrie has been named a person of interest in the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito but has not been named a suspect.

Laundrie’s parents have insisted they have no clue where Brian is. They claimed he left their residence with a backpack and headed to the Carlton Reserve on September 13. They reported him missing four days later.

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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)]