Brian Laundry: A family friend said the suspect in the Gabi Pettito case left the house without a mobile phone and wallet
A source close to the family said that Brian Laundry left his parents’ house last Tuesday without his wallet or mobile phone.
The source said the missing man’s parents, Christopher and Roberta, are worried that he might hurt himself CNN.
Mr. Laundry has not been seen since leaving his family home in Northport, Florida, on September 14, saying he was going for a walk at nearby Carlton Reserve.
His parents only reported to the authorities that he left the house three days later, which led to a massive manhunt that has now entered its seventh day.
Northport police said they could not comment on the investigation and referred inquiries to the FBI.
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An extensive search is being conducted at Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre swamp in Sarasota County teeming with crocodiles, snakes, and other dangerous wildlife.
Law enforcement agencies have deployed drones, diving teams, dog units and all-terrain vehicles to search the “vast and relentless” reserve, but have so far found no trace of Mr. Laundry.
Friends said the 23-year-old is a skilled person at survival.
A Wyoming District Court has issued an arrest warrant for Laundry after a grand jury indicted him for “use of unauthorized equipment” after Pettito’s death.
According to the indictment, Mr. Laundry illegally used a debit card and PIN for a fee totaling more than $1,000.
The accounts he used do not belong to him, as the transactions took place between August 30 and September 1.
“It is my understanding that the arrest warrant for Brian Laundry is related to activities that occurred after the death of Gabi Pettito and is not related to her actual death,” said Steve Bertolino, Laundry’s family attorney. in the current situation.
“The FBI is focused on locating Brian and when that happens, details of the charges covered in the indictment will be processed in the appropriate forum.”