Police continue search for Brian Laundrie
Police resumed their search of the Carlton save on Saturday morning, marking the eighth straight day in the hunt Brian Laundrie, a spokesperson said. Although the major part of the search ended on Friday evening, over the weekend investigative crews will focus on “areas of more likelihood”.
On Thursday night, the FBI announced that a federal arrest warrant had been issued in relation to the death of Ms Petito.
“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to probe the facts and circumstances of Ms Petito’s homicide,” said Special Agent in charge Michael Schneider.
“We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI.”
Authorities have not said why they are convinced Mr Laundrie, who police call a “person of interest” in the case, may nevertheless be somewhere inside the more than 24,000-acre Carlton save near his home in North Port, Florida, more than a week after he told family members he was headed there to hike alone. The Carlton save has more than 80 miles (128 km) of hiking trails but is dominated by swampy water.
Meanwhile, Gabby Petito’s family announced that a memorial visitation open to the public would be held at a funeral home in Holbrook, New York this Sunday.
Earilier this week, a observe came forward to describe a stand-up argument between Laundrie and a waitress at a restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, around the time Ms Petito is believed to have sent her final text to her mother.
If confirmed, it would be one of the last sightings of Ms Petito alive.
Warm sunshine and clear skies are forecast for Long Island on Sunday, where a memorial service is being held for Gabby Petito.
Ms Petito’s father Joe invited members of the public to a memorial visitation at the Moloney Funeral Home in Holbrook between 12pm and 5pm.
Ms Petito’s family have asked that donations be made to the Future Gabby Petito Foundation in lieu of flowers.
The forecast is for sunny conditions all day with a high of 73F (23C).
David Taintor25 September 2021 22:47
Staff at a Utah motel where Brian Laundrie stayed after a domestic violent incident with girlfriend Gabby Petito on 12 August are reportedly assisting the authorities with their investigation into the missing man.
The Sun reported that Mr Laundrie spent the night at the Bowen Motel in Moab after police separated he and Ms Petito.
Staff at the $78-a-night motel said they had been co-operating with police, who are conducting a nationwide search for Mr Laundrie after he disappeared from his Florida home last week.
Bodycam footage captured Mr Laundrie telling officers he could not provide a hotel room for the night, and he was assisted by a local domestic violence charity.
Bevan Hurley25 September 2021 22:33
Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman showed up at the North Port home of Christopher and Roberta Laundrie on Saturday afternoon.
Mr Chapman arrived in a 4WD means shortly before 4:30pm and knocked on the front door of the house. No one answered the door.
He walked around the character briefly before getting back in his means, declining to speak to media as he left.
Bevan Hurley25 September 2021 21:36
Dog the Bounty Hunter has announced he is joining the search for Brian Laundrie.
The reality TV personality, whose real name is Duane Chapman, said he his wife Francie Frane are currently searching in the Carlton save in Florida where Mr Laundrie told family he was going hiking last week.
“Dog and Francie have experienced extreme loss themselves,” his team said in a statement obtained by Fox News.
“Their hearts go out to Gabby’s family for what they’re going by and want to help bring justice for her death.”
Mr Chapman is calling for anyone with tips on Mr Laundrie’s whereabouts to contact him and said that “all information will be kept secret.”
Bevan Hurley25 September 2021 20:31
Followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory are claiming Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie are “crisis actors” and coverage of the case is a distraction from the failures of President Joe Biden.
The bizarre theory is being spread across encrypted messaging apps and social media channels including Twitter, TikTok and Facebook, where users are claiming Ms Petito’s homicide is meant to divert attention from the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan or the bogus Arizona election audit.
“The FBI is clearly coordinating with (mainstream media) to put on over the top theatrics in what is a run of the mill investigation in hopes that the public will forget about all the FBI’s scandals and be fooled in thinking that they truly fight crime,” one QAnon believer wrote on Telegram, according to the Daily Dot.
QAnon is a complicate and wide-ranging conspiracy theory that asserts that Donald Trump and his allies are on a secret mission to save the world from a cabal of celebrities and Democratic politicians who are involved in various crimes against children.
Tragic incidents such as the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 and 2018’s Parkland school shooting have also been the target of false claims that they were somehow staged.
Bevan Hurley25 September 2021 20:09
A former Utah police chief is defending the actions of the Moab police officers who pulled over Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito in the town on 12 August.
A observe called 911 to say he had seen Mr Laundrie hitting and slapping Ms Petito in Moab, two weeks before she disappeared.
The officers separated the associate for the night, but did not press charges after the associate claimed Ms Petito had instigated the altercation.
On Thursday, Moab Police Department announced it was investigating how the officers handled the incident, which was captured on their body-worn cameras.
Former chief Jim Winder told KSLTV he thought the officers did an “excellent job”.
“They treated them with dignity, respect and compassion,” Mr Winder, who left the job in 2019, said.
“People ascribing particular psychological traits to Mr Laundrie and Ms Petito from a video, suggesting that had one path been taken versus another… had they arrested someone, no one would have ever died.
“These are interesting topics of conversation but they’re not real,” he additional.
911 caller saw Brian Laundrie hitting girlfriend Gabby Petito
Bevan Hurley25 September 2021 18:17
Several moving trucks were spotted on the street where Brian Laundrie’s parents live in North Port, Florida, on Saturday morning.
Brian Entin, a NewsNation reporter, shot down claims that the trucks were at the Laundrie home.
Should have given more context: lots of you are messaging me about moving trucks on the street. There are moving trucks but they are not at the Laundries. Different house. https://t.co/5iUOx3Kbb9
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) September 25, 2021
Bevan Hurley25 September 2021 17:02
Memorial service for Gabby Petito being held Sunday in Holbrook, Long Island
There are currently no plans to stream Gabby Petito’s memorial in Long Island tomorrow, but it will be open to the public, funeral directors say.
The memorial will be held at Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home at 825 Main St, Holbrook, from 12pm to 5pm.
Ms Petito grew up about five miles from the funeral home in Blue Point.
The Petito family have asked that donations be made to the Future Gabby Petito Foundation in lieu of flowers.
As of now — funeral director says they will not be live-streaming Gabby Petito’s memorial tomorrow. But it is open to the public.
Sunday from 12-5 at Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home.
825 Main St, Holbrook, NY 11741.
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) September 25, 2021
Bevan Hurley25 September 2021 15:46
Florida lawyer, mom of two, puts $20,000 bounty on Brian Laundrie
A noticeable Florida attorney and mother of two has put a $20,000 bounty on Brian Laundrie.
Tatiana Boohoff, told Fox News on Friday: “I think a missing child is every parents worst nightmare. Our hearts go out to her family and the community, and we hope that together we can get some answers and get justice for Gabby.”
Ms Boohoff, whose children are seven and 17-years-old, said that she would give $20,000 to “the first person to supply information leading directly to the exact whereabouts” of Brian.
She additional that she had already received a number of tips which she forwarded on to the FBI, and said that she promoted anyone else with leads to provide them directly to investigators.
Celine Wadhera25 September 2021 14:01
Candlelight vigil in Blue Point, New York
Along the main streets of Gabby’s hometown of Blue Point, New York, friends, family and community members came together to honour the 22-year-old on Friday night.
Thousands of people lit candles and sat at the ends of their driveways, lighting candles in memory of Gabby, ahead of her memorial service on Sunday.
Celine Wadhera25 September 2021 13:40
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