A TikTok user and her mother visited a Florida reserve over the weekend and reportedly discovered a water bottle that appeared identical to the one slain vlogger Gabby Petito was seen with.
According to the Independent, Olivia Vitale, who filmed while she searched the reserve with her mother, found a bottle with the same shape and design on the trail where the remains of Brian Laundrie were found last week.
A similar water bottle can be seen in a YouTube video Gabby Petito posted online in mid-August. It’s unclear whether it’s actually the same bottle but the pair turned it over to the North Port police in Florida.
“Police confirmed to me this morning they have the bottle – and it appears to match the bottle seen in Gabby’s videos,” reporter Brian Entin wrote on Twitter.
She gave the bottle to North Port Police yesterday when she brought it to the police station and filed a report.⁰Police confirmed to me this morning they have the bottle – and it appears to match the bottle seen in Gabby’s videos. pic.twitter.com/0WSSxHiiHR
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) October 25, 2021
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Laundrie was wanted on a felony warrant following the death of Petito. Laundrie and Petito embarked on their cross-country trip in July, but by September 1, Laundrie returned to his parents’ North Port, Florida, home with Gabby’s van, but without Gabby.
On September 19, authorities found Gabby’s deceased body in a remote area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. According to Teton County coroner, Dr. Blue, Gabby died from strangulation; her death has been listed as a homicide.
Authorities issued the warrant for Laundrie after he allegedly used a Capitol One Bank debit card without permission following Gabby’s death. Laundrie is said to have used the card between August 30 and September 1, “knowingly and with intent to defraud.”
Last week, the FBI announced that Laundrie’s remains were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida.
Laundrie’s parents reportedly told authorities that Laundrie fled to the Carlton Reserve while highly upset on September 13, even though his father begged him to stay at home. Chris Laundrie told his attorney that Brian Laundrie claimed he wanted to get some fresh air and take a hike at the reserve.
Laundrie’s parents reportedly stumbled upon some of his belongings, while authorities found his remains nearby.
So far, there has been no word whether the bottle actually belongs to Petito. Check back for updates.
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