Is Brian Laundrie in touch with his mom? Roberta accused of buying burner phone

A Twitter account created to discuss Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie case came up with the claim. However, the FBI has not denied or confirmed the claim


                            Is Brian Laundrie in touch with his mom? Roberta accused of buying burner phone
Brian Laundrie's mother, Roberta, has been accused of buying a burner phone to keep in touch with her son (Brian Laundrie/Instagram and gabspetito/Instagram)
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Brian Laundrie's mother, Roberta, has been accused of buying a burner phone to keep in touch with her son, who has been missing for several days now. Laundrie continues to be the prime suspect in Gabby Petito's homicide. A Twitter account created to discuss the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie case came up with the claim.

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"JUST IN: Roberta Laundrie, Brian Laundrie’s mother, has a burner phone. Confirmed by FBI. That sicko misses his mommy so much that he asked her to buy a burner phone so he can speak to her? Aw must suck to not see your parents right? Karma’s a b**** #GabbyPetito #BrianLaundrie," the account named 'Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie Case' wrote.

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The FBI, however, has neither officially denied nor confirmed the claim. "We do not confirm or deny contact with any individual or entity in order to preserve their privacy, as such, we do not confirm or deny the receipt of any tip. We have no additional comment," the FBI said, as tweeted by 10 Tampa Bay reporter Shannon Clowe. In a separate tweet, she wrote, "I asked the #Laundrie family lawyer, Steven Bertolino, the same question … “no comment”.

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The claim has been confirmed by Lyssa Chapman, Duane Chapman's daughter. Duane Chapman has been closely involved in the search for Brian Laundrie. "For everyone asking me for my source, here it is. I would trust @BabyLyssaC
and @DogBountyHunter over any troll on the internet. These people are working closely with the FBI on this case and are extremely credible. #GabbyPetitoCase #gabbypetito #BrianLaundrie,"  'Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie Case' tweeted.

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Dog the Bounty Hunter knocks on Brian Laundrie's parents' door demanding they answer his questions on September 25 (Screenshot Fox News/Twitter)

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Meanwhile, the family attorney of Brian Laundrie's parents has said that Chris and Roberta Laundrie are not aware of their son's whereabouts. “Chris and Roberta Laundrie do not know where Brian is,” attorney Steven Bertolino said in a statement. “They are concerned about Brian and hope the FBI can locate him.” “The speculation by the public and some in the press that the parents assisted Brian in leaving the family home or in avoiding arrest on a warrant that was issued after Brian had already been missing for several days is just wrong,” he added.

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A massive manhunt to nab Brian Laundrie is now underway. Investigators are on the lookout for Laundrie around a wildlife refuge near his home in North Port. Laundrie vanished soon after Gabby Petito went missing and Petito's body was discovered days later and her death was ruled a homicide. Social media has since been slamming Laundrie's parents, accusing them of helping him escape and not cooperating with police by concealing their son's whereabouts.

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