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Hunt for Brian Laundrie gets boost after GoFundMe campaign raises $100,000

Facebook group 'What happened to Gabby Petito?' will turn over the money to John Walsh's show 'In Pursuit' if submitted tips lead to Laundrie's capture
UPDATED SEP 23, 2021
A $100,000 GoFundMe campaign has been organized to aid in the lookout for Brian Laundrie (Instagram)
A $100,000 GoFundMe campaign has been organized to aid in the lookout for Brian Laundrie (Instagram)

North Port Police and the FBI are working together to find Brian Laundrie who is a "person of interest" in Gabby Petito's death, but none of their efforts have proved successful yet. Armchair detectives have played a large role in leading investigators to finding Petito's remains and putting the pieces together in this case. 

For now, the cause of Petito's death remains a huge question. Her death was ruled a homicide by the coroner's office who also identified that the remains were of the 'Van-Life' blogger. Another question is the role Laundrie's parents may have played, and the Internet wants them to be charged for encouraging their son to not speak to the authorities. Information about Laundrie's whereabouts remains an unsolved mystery and while a section of people believe him to be dead, others have noticed he was actively using his Spotify account and was making changes to it as recently as September 21. 


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John Walsh joins the search for Brian Laundrie

Former 'America's Most Wanted' host John Walsh highlighted the search for Petito's missing boyfriend in the latest episode of 'In Pursuit' with a goal to bring in more tips that could help authorities to locate Laundrie. He had a lot of critical things to say about the way police handled the case as well as for the fugitive's family who he refers to as "Dirty Laundries". People with any information are requested to contact Walsh's tip line at 833-378-7783 or send them anonymously at

The GoFundMe was created after the show aired, in order to further aid with Laundrie's capture. Organized by a Facebook group called 'What happened to Gabby Petito?', the campaign reads, "We are a Facebook group called "What happened to Gabby Petito?" and have been following the case since the beginning. Despite Brian Laundrie being a person of interest, someone somewhere MUST have information regarding where he is.

"Now that John Walsh (In Pursuit) is involved we hope the case will get even more exposure, but Brian needs to be found! If you have ANY information in regards to Brian's whereabouts please submit a tip to John Walsh of In Pursuit. If this information leads to his capture, I will turn over this GoFundMe to the show directly. If Brian is not found alive, this money will go to the Petito and Schmidt Families, respectively. Please aid in the capture of "person of interest" Brian Laundrie." At the time of writing this article, $60 out of the $100,000 goal has been raised.