A former co-worker from Brian Laundrie’s native New York said Laundrie would sometimes lose his temper, but he never came off as homicidal.
Speaking with Fox News, Michael Livingston, who reportedly worked with Laundrie during parts of 2017 and 2018, likened Laundrie’s personality to a “chameleon.” Livingston also said that Laundrie was the type of “guy who would get p**sed off pretty quick.”
“I remember from back then he was a big yoga nut, always telling me, ‘I gotta worry about my zen.’ And I thought he was this weirdo,” he commented.
Livingston reportedly worked as a landscaper at the Long Island business, where Laundrie handled the sales counter and did other tasks. He noted that Laundrie always had clean hands despite often dealing with soil.
“He never came across as the kind of person that would be the killing type,” Livingston told Fox.
Laundrie has not been criminally charged in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Gabrielle Petito, 22, who was found dead at the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming on September 19. Officials determined she was strangled, and her cause of death was deemed a homicide.
Currently, Laundrie is wanted for the unauthorized use of a debit card for allegedly withdrawing $1,000 between August 30 and September 1 — when Petito, 22, was missing. Laundrie reportedly arrived in Florida on September 1 without Petito, and she was reported missing on September 11.
Petito reportedly spoke to her mother for the last time on August 23 or 24, when she said she and Laundrie were leaving Utah and driving to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Petito would be found dead at that park weeks later.
Laundrie, who was named a person of interest in Petito’s initial disappearance, is believed to have left his parents’ North Port, Florida, home on September 13 or 14. His parents reported him missing on September 17.
His parents claimed he went to the Carlton Reserve, a 24,000-acre preserve in Sarasota County, Florida. An extensive search of the reserve has not led to any known evidence related to the investigation.
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[Featured image: Brian Laundrie/Moab Police Department]