Brian Laundrie's home declared crime scene, parents removed as FBI gets search warrant
NORTH PORT, FLORIDA: Just hours after missing YouTuber Gabby Petito's alleged remains were found in a Wyoming national park, cops reportedly swarmed her fiance Brian Laundrie's home which has been declared a "crime scene" on Monday morning, September 20. FBI agents removed Brian Laundrie's parents from the residence after announcing they had a search warrant. The FBI along with Jackson police and other authorities made the harrowing discovery of Petito's body. Although forensic examination is pending, they are confident it is her. No cause or time of death has been determined yet. This is something that medical examiners are likely to struggle with depending on how long the body had been left exposed to the elements. But as the investigation into Petito's disappearance ensued, Laundrie too went missing and hasn't been seen since Tuesday, September 14.
News of this comes after the entire nation broke down on social media at the announcement of Petito's remains being discovered. The 22-year-old had gone on a cross-country trip with her childhood sweetheart, Laundrie. Laundrie returned home alone on September 1 with the van the two had left in; he also immediately lawyered up and refused to speak to the police or help with the investigation into Petito's disappearance. Petito was reported missing on September 11, with her mother claiming she had been last heard from on August 26, via a suspicious text that claimed there was "No service in Yosemite". Laundrie, who has been severely slammed along with his family on social media for their silence, is believed to have been last spotted in Alabama, with internet sleuths claiming he's headed to Mexico.
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According to The Sun, cops are now searching Laundrie's home and have removed his parents from the reported crime scene. In videos obtained by the outlet, cop cars can be seen swarming the Laundrie family home on the morning of Monday, September 20, just hours after the FBI announced the discovery of Petito's remains in the Spread Creek Dispersed camping area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest on September 19. The Sun also reported that an FBI agent was seen entering the Laundrie family home with a bag and an envelope.
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Petito was reportedly camping with Laudrie at the Grand Teton National Park, quite close to where her remains were found. She was last seen on August 24, while leaving a Utah hotel with Laundrie. The couple visited national parks and tourist attractions, documented their 'van life' on social media. Laundrie has also been named 'person of interest' since Petito was reported missing. His involvement in Petito's disappearance is the America's current true crime obsession. Several theories about what happened were shared on social media platforms, especially after the viral police bodycam footage released showed the couple's van being pulled over after cops responded to a 'domestic disturbance' 911 call.
In the video, Petito can be seen speaking through tears, revealing her struggles with her mental health issues as the couple travelled in the van while touring national parks. Petito also told cops at the time that she and Brian Laundrie had been fighting a lot, indicating that the altercation between them was a result of Laundrie not believing in her dreams to become a professional vlogger.
Laundrie can also be seen talking to the cops in the same video. But, in contrast to Petito, he was smiling while telling them about how Petito allegedly was trying to slap him while he was driving. The couple however did not want to press charges at the time and police let them be after separating them for the night. Petito disappeared soon after this incident.