The father of fugitive Brian Laundrie appears to have installed a camera on his home’s exterior as journalists and protesters remain staged outside the residence, Fox News reports.
Chris Laundrie reportedly installed the doorbell camera on Friday, at the house he shares with his wife in North Port, Florida. Brian Laundrie and his girlfriend Gabby Petito had also been living there before they left for a cross-country road trip this summer. Gabby never returned, and was found dead last month in Wyoming.
The news organization posted footage of the 62-year-old working on the white and black doorbell camera that was mounted next to the home’s front door. The footage then shows Chris Laundrie walking down his driveway to retrieve the mail and returning inside.
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It is not clear what exactly prompted Laundrie to install the camera, but the move comes as news organizations and some protesters continue to remain outside the residence.
Earlier in the week, protesters had pounded on the home’s front door shouting “you guys like to strangle people” and referring to the family as the “dirty Laundries,” according to Insider and footage obtained by Fox News.
Law enforcement agencies have been searching for the couple’s son, Brian Laundrie, for about a month. Gabby Petito, 22, was found dead on September 19 in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. Laundrie, 23, was named a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance but has not been named a suspect in her murder.
As CrimeOnline reported previously, authorities on Wednesday announced that Petito died from strangulation and that she likely had been dead for several weeks before her body was found.
Laundrie and Petito had been traveling the country in a camper van over the summer, but Laundrie returned to Florida on September 1 alone. Petito’s parents reported her missing on September 11.
Laundrie refused to talk with police about Petito, and his parents later reported him missing on September 17, claiming that he told them he went hiking in a large nature preserve near their home. They initially said he left for the hike on September 14, but later revised the timeline and claimed they last saw him on September 13.
Searches of the preserve have thus far produced no evidence of Laundrie.
Federal authorities on September 23 issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie, alleging that he fraudulently used a bank card that did not belong to him to withdraw more than $1,000 during the time period that Petito was missing.
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