Cops got at least 46 calls about Brian Laundrie's home after Gabby Petito vanished
Three calls were placed on September 11, the day Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, filed a missing persons’ report with the Suffolk County Police Department in New York.
There were at least 46 police calls or response requests related to the North Port, Florida, home of Brian Laundrie between September 10 and 27. According to police records, there were at least two calls placed on September 10, one just before 4 pm and one just before 6.30 pm.
North Port police, as per Fox News, would not provide logs for calls made before the afternoon of September 10, the day before Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito’s mother reported her missing, and the records were partially redacted. Three more calls were placed on September 11, the day Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, filed a missing persons’ report with the Suffolk County Police Department in New York. Police returned on September 14, 15, and 16 and twice on September 17, records show. As per CNN, all of these calls were made to a non-emergency number and not 911.
As per Fox News, the records do not go into detail about who placed the calls and all summaries have been redacted. Only brief descriptions were provided, such as "Problem Settled," "No Police Action Needed" or "Report Submitted." The most recent records provided by police were from about 5.10 pm on September 27, with calls earlier in the day at 8.06 am, 8.28 am, 1.29 pm, 2.45 pm, and 4.13 pm, records show. Apparent reasons for the 46 calls include "Disturbance," "Follow Up/Investigation," "Patrol Check" and "Public Service".
The FBI visited Laundrie's family home in North Port again on September 30 in the afternoon. Two FBI agents reportedly arrived at the home in a black SUV and brought a large brown paper bag inside. They did not depart with the same bag. One agent also briefly climbed into a camper van parked on the property. Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family attorney, said that the FBI was there to collect items that could assist them in the search for Brian. "The FBI is at the Laundrie home today to collect some personal items belonging to Brian that will assist the canines in their search for Brian," he said. "There is nothing more to this."
Laundrie is a person of interest in the disappearance and now the death of Petito, whose body was found in the Grand Teton National Park earlier in September. Her death was ruled a homicide. Laundrie’s parents told authorities they last saw him on September 14 when he left home to go to the Carlton Reserve.
On September 4, Laundrie reportedly purchased a cell phone at an AT&T store in North Port. Bertolino said the phone was not a "burner phone" and that it required the opening of an account, adding Laundrie left that phone at home "the day he went for a hike in the preserve on September 14, 2021, and the FBI now has that phone." It is unclear what happened to Laundrie's previous phone.