Brian Laundrie search: Chris helping FBI at Carlton Reserve sparks 'Bird Box' memes
Brian Laundrie's father Christopher Laundrie has agreed to join the search for his son after the FBI failed to locate the 23-year-old who is the person of interest in the murder case of Florida vlogger Gabby Petito. It has been weeks and investigators don't seem to have made any significant headway in locating Brian.
Petito and Laundrie had embarked on a cross-country trip back in July and on September 1, he returned home without her in the van they had traveled in together during the trip. Laundrie has reportedly not been seen since September 14 and was confirmed 'missing' on September 17. This led police to search the nearby Carlton Reserve for Laundrie, but with zero luck so far. Since then, Gabby's body has been discovered in a Wyoming park by the authorities. Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed the vlogger's death was a homicide but the immediate cause of death is still unclear as police are still waiting for the final autopsy results.
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chris laundrie looks disturbingly happy to be a “worried parent assisting in a search for his ‘missing’ child” 🤨 he also seems quite comfortable with law enforcement.. what is really going on here? major red flags IMO. #GabbyPetito #BrianLaundrie #LaundrieParents pic.twitter.com/YmgflfZFO1— sarah kate 🦋🌈🌹 (@svrvhkvte) October 8, 2021
Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino revealed that Chris Laundrie's assistance has been sought by North Port Police as they continue to look for Brian in the Carlton Reserve where he had gone hiking on September 13. "The North Port police informed me that they were focusing on certain areas of the preserve today and they were actually hoping that Mr Laundrie could join them on that search," Bertolino said in a phone interview on October 6. "Mr Laundrie has consented and we are waiting for the call from the North Port Police Department to make that happen," he added.
Bertolino said police "wanted to narrow down some of the places in the park that Brian had liked to visit in the past. … I think they’re just narrowing down their search based upon the inability to locate Brian on the previous days." North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor confirmed in an email on October 6 that "Mr Laundrie was not a part of the search today," while Bertolino said Chris was "excited" to join the search for his son. "He was excited to go because he hasn't been allowed in the park. The park has been closed to the public. … The only place they would look for Brian is in the park," Bertolino said adding that Brian's parents are "distraught and they are upset and they are hopeful that their son will be found."
'I'd use the bird box meme for Chris laundrie'
The fact that Chris was invited to join the search for his son, was mocked widely on social media as a number of people were under the impression that Brian's father knew where his son was and was merely pretending not know. As a result, a number of people started posting 'Bird Box' memes where a blindfolded Sandra Bullock was meant to represent Chris. "Live view of Chris Laundrie looking for his son. #BrianLaundrie," one of them said, while another noted, "Chris Laundrie looking for Brian." A commenter tweeted, "I'd use the bird box meme for Chris laundrie but even Sandra bullock looked for more shit than him blindfolded." A person reacted with, "Chris Laundrie helping the FBI look for Brian Laundrie #ChrisLaundrie #BrianLaundrie #tomfoolery #carltonreserve #findbrianlaundrie #justiceforgabbypetito #gabbypetito."
Live view of Chris Laundrie looking for his son.#BrianLaundrie pic.twitter.com/KnXvesETFc— Livin’ Life (@christirnmom) October 7, 2021
Chris Laundrie looking for Brian pic.twitter.com/JxXIki9a5m— Pizza Dad (@Pizza__Dad) October 7, 2021
I'd use the bird box meme for Chris laundrie but even Sandra bullock looked for more shit than him blindfolded— #MJInnocent (@MjInnocent__) October 7, 2021
Chris Laundrie helping the FBI look for Brian Laundrie 🙈 #ChrisLaundrie #BrianLaundrie #tomfoolery #carltonreserve #findbrianlaundrie #justiceforgabbypetito #gabbypetito pic.twitter.com/f0IxAHZNQs— Danielle Meders (@daniellemeders) October 7, 2021
Other types of memes expressing Chris' apparent incompetency in locating Brian also flooded Twitter. "Christophe Laundrie with #BrianLaundrie after coming to collect him from under their 'secret magic tree' today," one of them said, while another noted, "Chris Laundrie doing the bare minimum by showing up to the reserve to search for #BrianLaundrie for 5 whole minutes:" The next remarked, "Chris Laundrie is just getting #BrianLaundrie set for the week!" One more stated, "#brianlaundrie after he hears his dad call for him." A commenter tweeted, "Chris Laundrie searching for his doodoo head son." A person reacted with, "Did Chris Laundrie lose contact with his son on the burner phone and now he's worried? #GabbyPetito." Another commented, "Chris Laundrie acting like he doesn't know where his son is."
Christophe Laundrie with #BrianLaundrie after coming to collect him from under their “secret magic tree” today pic.twitter.com/ilCuDOB6vW— Peter Propensity (@PeterPropensity) October 7, 2021
Chris Laundrie doing the bare minimum by showing up to the reserve to search for #BrianLaundrie for 5 whole minutes: pic.twitter.com/ZJO55TrDNE— Gerard (@gwayathat) October 7, 2021
Chris Laundrie is just getting #BrianLaundrie set for the week! pic.twitter.com/YKvfkprkTL— El (@livingwithel) October 7, 2021
#brianlaundrie after he hears his dad call for him pic.twitter.com/mousmlk754— Shannon Hughes (@Leigh_Shay) October 7, 2021
Chris Laundrie searching for his doodoo head son pic.twitter.com/aUr6J7zSnI— Ginger Binch🏳️🌈 (@Reposefxx) October 7, 2021
Did Chris Laundrie lose contact with his son on the burner phone and now he's worried? #GabbyPetito pic.twitter.com/Yd8Eun5Blk— SunnyCloud (@SunnyCloud12) October 7, 2021
Chris Laundrie acting like he doesn't know where his son is pic.twitter.com/rCq3EWFiIQ— Rhetoric Ignis (@DevineCouncill) October 7, 2021