FBI Examines New Phone Brian Laundrie Bought, Examines Campground Surveillance Video
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) – Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino said a phone was purchased on September 4 and Brian Laundrie opened an account with AT&T for that phone.
Bertolino says Laundrie left that phone at home the day he hiked the Carlton Preserve 10 days later. The FBI now has the phone.
When asked if Laundrie had a phone while traveling west with Gabby Petito, Bertolino told WFLA he didn’t know.
According to public records, Brian Laundrie’s mother visited a campground in Fort De Soto Park on September 6. The record of registered campers shows that Roberta Laundrie visited “Site 001-Waterfront” between September 6 and 8.
A spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said they passed surveillance footage of the campground to the FBI on Tuesday.
The FBI is still looking for the Carlton Reservation with search teams focusing on areas of water.
Not far from this area, a memorial for Gabby Petito is developing. People from all over the state and the country coming to pay their respects.
“We have to keep the momentum going because eventually it’s going to be found,” said Ashley Sindaco. “It just shows the impact that someone no one has met has left on this society and on America as a whole.”
A small memorial is also being developed at the Laundromat house for Petito. A couple of protesters also returned on Wednesday.
“It’s a good reminder to the family that they should come forward and say something,” Sindaco said.
The FBI did not release surveillance footage from Fort De Soto. A spokeswoman said they were not answering specific questions about the investigation.
A spokeswoman for the FBI Denver Division also sent this statement:
Since this is an ongoing federal investigation, we cannot answer specific questions about the investigation, and we cannot offer any comments other than what is posted in our official statements on our Twitter feed ( @FBIDenver).