Who is Brian Laundrie?
Brian Laundrie is the boyfriend of the missing 22-years-old girl Gabby Petito.
Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, went missing when the couple was on a cross-country trip, and his whereabouts are now unknown as well, according to his family.
According to the family’s lawyer, “Be advised that the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie are currently unknown,”
“The FBI is currently at the Laundrie residence removing property to assist in locating Brian. As of now, the FBI is now looking for both Gabby and Brian.”
He is around 26-28 years old.
Gabby Petito’s Boyfriend Brian Laundrie Is Now Also Missing
According to authorities and the family’s lawyer, Laundrie has been missing since Tuesday.
The latest step in a case that has sparked national interest, since the couple had been driving across the country in her 2012 Ford Transit van since June and recording their journey on social media.
According to investigators, Laundrie came home to North Port, Florida, on September 1 without his girlfriend. Petito’s parents reported her missing on September 11 after two weeks of not hearing from her.
Petito was last spotted exiting a hotel room in Utah on August 24.
The next day, she called her mother, Nichole Schmidt, and told her that they were going to Grand Teton and Yellowstone, according to Schmidt, who talked to ABC News this week.
Schmidt received two texts from her daughter’s phone in the days following their conversation, but it was unclear whether they were sent by Petito.
Laundrie has been identified as a person of interest in the investigation, but he has so far refused to speak with authorities. Steven P. Bertolino, the Laundrie family’s attorney, stated in a statement on Wednesday, “Many people are wondering why Mr. Laundrie would not make a statement or speak with law enforcement in the face of Ms. Petito’s absence,”
“In my experience, intimate partners are often the first person law enforcement focuses their attention on in cases like this, and the warning that ‘any statement will be used against you’ is true, regardless of whether my client had anything to do with Ms. Petito’s disappearance. As such, on the advice of counsel, Mr. Laundrie is not speaking on this matter.”
The North Port Police Department said it had entered the family’s home, where Brian was believed to be staying, on Friday afternoon “at their request” to speak with them.
Later, the police department issued a tweet, “The conversation at the Laundrie home is complete. Once we have the details, a statement will be made. We ask for calm! Please let us work through this and information will be forthcoming.”
North Port Police are currently speaking with the Laundrie Family at their request. At this time, we are not speaking with Brian. More details when available.
— North Port Police (@NorthPortPolice) September 17, 2021
Following that tweet, the family lawyer issued a statement claiming that Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts were unknown.
Throughout the day Friday, people gathered outside the Laundrie home, some with bullhorns, yelling “Where is Gabby?” and urging Brian Laundrie and his family to speak with authorities.
As they chanted toward the home, those persons were relocated from the lawn to the sidewalk.
Cassandra Laundrie, Brian’s sister, told ABC Press on Thursday night that she had spoken to police about Petito’s abduction but that she was largely getting details through the news.
Brian Laundrie Body Measurement
Brian is characterized as a white male with brown hair, brown eyes, and trimmed facial hair, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was last spotted with a waist-strapped hiking bag.