Gabby Petito Latest News: Dog the Bounty Hunter “Closes in” on Brian Laundrie as New Burner Phone Details Emerge
Gabby Petito’s parents break the silence
Lawyer representing the Laundrie family, Steven Bertolino, has confirmed that a phone Brian Laundrie bought before his disappearance has been turned over to the FBI. Rumors circulated online that Mr. Laundrie had purchased a “burner phone” before his disappearance, although Mr. Bertolino claims the phone was turned over to law enforcement.
A couple who were camping next to the Laundrie family on their trip to the Fort DeSoto campgrounds in Pinellas County, Fla. May have captured an image of Mr Laundrie in a selfie they took .
The campgrounds have become a point of interest in Mr Laundrie’s ongoing research after Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, said he was tipped about the visit family at the campground.
It has been 10 days since Mr Laundrie went missing on the same day he became a person of interest in the missing persons case of his girlfriend Gabby Petito, whose body was later found later that evening. The body of another hiker, Robert Lowery, was also recently found in the same forest where Ms Petito’s remains were.
Police rejected the tip, saying no one resembling Mr Laundrie has been reported in the area. However, reporters later confirmed that the laundries remained at the campsite in early September, just days before Ms Petito went missing.
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing Brian Laundrie’s family, confirmed on Tuesday that Mr Laundrie went camping with his parents after returning from his road trip. But the lawyer denied that his parents helped him go into hiding, insisting the three laundries returned from the campsite.
Dog the Bounty Hunter claims to be about to find Brian Laundrie
Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, claimed he believed Brian Laundrie was alive and was about to locate the “person of interest” in the Gabby Petito homicide case.
While the FBI has an arrest warrant for Mr Laundrie on a fraud charge, Chapman has launched a parallel search for the 23-year-old who was reported missing by his parents on September 17.
He noted Wednesday: “We are here on the island. It would and could be the perfect place to hide.
He also said that “boat crews and ground crews have been called in and we have deployed search and rescue dogs.”
“The research is now really launched. The research has just started, ”he added.
Earlier, Brian Laundrie’s family had called 911 when Chapman knocked on their door to ask questions about Mr. Laundrie’s whereabouts.
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 30, 2021 6:00 AM
Sheriff hands over Florida campsite surveillance footage to FBI
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office turned over to the FBI surveillance video footage of the Fort De Soto Park campsite – where Brian Laundrie and his parents camped.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Travis Sibley confirmed on Wednesday that the video was turned over to federal agents on Tuesday, but referred any further investigation to the FBI.
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing Brian Laundrie’s family, had also confirmed that Mr. Laundrie and his parents were at the campsite on September 6 and 7.
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 30, 2021 5:28 AM
Laundry mom changed camping reservation dates before Brian got home
Brian Laundrie’s mother changed the reservation dates at Fort De Soto Park twice before Mr. Laundrie returned from the trip without Gabby Petito.
On August 24, Roberta Laundrie canceled camping reservations for two people for August 31 and made new reservations for three people for September 3.
Documents obtained by Fox News show that on September 3, Brian Laundrie’s mother again made new reservations for September 6 for three people.
Mr. Laundrie was reported missing by his parents on September 17. The three went camping at Fort De Soto Park just days before Gabby Petito went missing.
Petito’s family urged Mr. Laundrie to surrender to the FBI.
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 30, 2021 4:56 AM
Brian Laundrie uses TikTok to erase his own name
The unidentified man posts videos to the @notbrianlaundrie account, which has received more than 576,000 likes since its inception.
Graeme massieSeptember 30, 2021 4:30 AM
Dog the Bounty Hunter will continue to search through the night
The TV star and his team are looking for islands near Fort DeSoto in Florida, and he told WFLA it will continue.
Graeme massieSeptember 30, 2021 3:31 AM
North Carolina Police say they pursued the Brian Laundrie sighting
Chief Patrick Gallagher of the New Bern, North Carolina Police Department said his officers acted on advice in coordination with the FBI office in Raleigh, but doesn’t think it’s credible.
Chief Gallagher has confirmed that they do not believe Brian Laundrie is or ever was part of the Eastern State community.
Graeme massieSeptember 30, 2021 2:15 AM
Dog the Bounty Hunter finds a campsite deep in the Florida woods
Duane “Dog” Chapman discovered a campsite and a cool can of Monster energy drink while searching for Brian Laundrie on Shell Island off Florida.
The monster may not show any rust or faded color, according to Fox News.
Graeme massieSeptember 30, 2021 1:01 AM
Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie: Six Key Unanswered Questions
Brian Laundrie returned home from a “dream” van trip without his girlfriend Gabby Petito exactly four weeks ago.
As Mr. Laundrie’s manhunt nears its third week, here are the main unanswered questions in the case, The independents Bevan Hurley reflects on the six key questions that remain unanswered:
- Where’s Brian Laundrie?
- How did Gabby Petito die?
- Where’s Brian Laundrie’s cell phone?
- Why did the laundries go camping, ignoring the Petito’s desperate pleas for help?
- Could Utah authorities have done more to protect Ms. Petito?
- Will Brian Laundrie be charged in the death of Gabby Petito?
Justin vallejoSeptember 30, 2021 12:15 AM
Dog the Bounty Hunter launches new TV series amid Petito’s search
Duane “Dog” Chapman is apparently looking for more than Brian Laundrie in the Florida wilderness.
The TV bounty hunter is apparently shopping for a new series that “could include his current activities,” according to Variety.
Production company Thinkfactory Media is reportedly touting the series as a day in the life of Dog, who has chronicled his search for Brian Laundrie on social media.
Justin vallejoSeptember 29, 2021 11:45 PM
Brian Laundrie ‘selfie captured’ while camping with his parents days after Gabby Petito’s death
A Florida couple who camped next to the Laundrie family days after Gabby Petito’s death say they may have captured Brian Laundrie in a selfie.
Mr. Laundrie arrived at Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County with parents Christopher and Roberta on September 6.
Fort Myers couple Marci and Kenny Newsom told NBC2 they checked into the campsite the same day and stayed a few feet from the laundries at the nearby site.
The independents Bevan Hurley reports.
Justin vallejoSeptember 29, 2021 11:15 PM