Gabi Pettito: Police shut down Florida game reserve search for missing boyfriend Brian Laundry
Police removed Brian Laundry’s parents from their Florida home and declared the property a “crime scene.”
A convoy of five cars reached the street where Laundrie’s home is located in North Harbor at about 9:45 a.m. Monday and cordoned off the surrounding area.
Moments later, FBI agents arrive to execute the warrant, and they can be heard saying “search warrant” and “you are at a crime scene.”
Christopher, father of Brian Laundry, can be seen driving FBI agents from home.
He and his wife, Roberta Laundry, were being held in a police car parked in the driveway while officers conducted a search.
In a tweet, the FBI said it was “executing a court-authorized search warrant today at Laundry’s residence in North Port, Florida related to Gabriel “Gabi” Pettito’s investigation.”
“Further details cannot be provided as this is an active and ongoing investigation,” the FBI said.
#Update: The #FBI Today he is executing a court-authorized search warrant at Laundry’s residence in North Port, Florida in connection with the Gabriel “Gabi” Pettito investigation. Further details cannot be provided as this is an active and ongoing investigation. Tweet embed pic.twitter.com/uxrtVNIZ4u
– FBI Tampa (FBITampa) September 20 2021
Laundry, 23, has been identified as the person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabe Pettito, 22, whose remains were found in Wyoming’s Bridger Teton National Forest on Sunday.
Ms. Pettito was last seen alive on August 24 and her parents last spoke to her the following day.
Earlier on Monday, authorities called off their search for Laundry on the Florida Reservation where he is believed to have fled last week.
North Harbor Police said on Monday they had no plans to conduct a major search at Carlton Reserve near his parents’ home again today because they had “exhausted all avenues” there, Fox News mentioned.
“At this time, we believe we have exhausted all avenues to search for land there,” Northport Police spokesman Josh Taylor said.
“Law Enforcement Agencies Continue Search for Brian Laundry”.
Police have faced criticism for not placing Laundry on probation.
Mr. Laundry returned home on 1 September and refused to cooperate with the authorities in the search for his missing girlfriend.
No one has seen him since leaving his parents’ house six days ago.
A lawyer for Laundry’s family reportedly told ABC7 that he said he was going for a walk in nearby Carlton Reserve and failed to get back to his parents’ house, which he and Pettito shared together.
When they went looking for him on Wednesday, his family only found his car parked next to the preserve, which spans more than 24,000 acres and is north of his parents’ home.
Stephen Bertolino, Laundry’s attorney, said police had put a note on the car asking for it to be removed, and the family was said to have left the car until Thursday, in case he returns to it.
On Sunday, investigators announced they had found a body “consistent” with Pettito’s — eight days after it was reported missing on 9/11, and a nationwide police search.
The place where the body was found was not far from where two passers-by photographed a van owned by Mrs. Pettito and Mr. Laundry, along a dirt road near Spread Creek, Wyoming, on August 27.