Brian Laundrie

Halloween Revelers Dressing in Costume as Fugitive Brian Laundrie as Gabby Petito’s Parents Grieve Her Violent Death

As law enforcement continues to hunt for Brian Laundrie, some social media users have posted images of themselves in Halloween costumes making light of the situation, The Sun reports.

Laundrie is a person of interest in the murder of his fiancé, Gabby Petito, whose death has been the subject of worldwide attention.

One man posted a photo with a laundry basket around his waist and a detergent bottle and clothing tucked inside. A text box added to the image states: “My name is Brian.”

“Found my Halloween costume! I’m going to the house on Halloween!!!” the user posted, according to The Sun.

In a separate posting on a different website, a man wearing a green bodysuit and flower mask is depicted with an image of a flowerbed superimposed on him, an apparent reference to the conspiracy theory that Laundrie may be hiding underneath a flower bed in his parents’ backyard.

“Brian Laundrie’s Halloween costume this year,” the title of the image reads, according to The Sun.

Petito and Laundrie had been on a cross-country road trip this summer in a camper van, but Laundrie returned home September 1 alone and refused to talk with police about Petito.

Authorities found Petito’s body September 19 in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. She died from strangulation and had been deceased for several weeks before being located, according to an autopsy.

Meanwhile, merchandisers are selling apparel referring to Petito. Items for sale featuring her had been posted to Amazon and Etsy within hours of her body being found, according to The Sun. These included T-shirts with the words “#FindGabby” and “Praying for Gabby Petito,” which included photos of her.

Some sellers on Etsy reportedly claimed that all proceeds would be sent to Petito’s family.

Laundrie was named a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance but has not yet been named a suspect in her murder. The furgitve is wanted on federal bank card fraud charges. He has not been seen for more than a month after his parents reported him missing September 17, claiming that he told them he was going for a hike in a Florida nature preserve and did not return.

Read more of CrimeOnline’s coverage of the Gabby Petito murder investigation here.

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[Feature image: Brian Laundrie/Instagram]