Has Brian Laundrie been arrested in Mexico? Truth about theory over fugitive's location
Brian Laundrie has been missing for over a month after returning alone from a cross-country trip with Gabby Petito
A report by Conservative Beaver -- a Canadian conservative news site -- has claimed that Gabby Petito’s fugitive boyfriend Brian Laundrie has been found in Cancun, Mexico. The news site has claimed that Mexican police found him while he was staying at a hotel using a fake name.
The report also went on to add that the 23-year-old has been taken into custody without incident and the procedure to send him to Florida is underway. It did quote any particular officer regarding the latest update but added that US Marshals confirmed Brian’s arrest late Sunday, October 17, making it just another dubious update in Brian’s case.
Has Brian Laundrie been arrested in Mexico?
There is no official confirmation from the US authorities regarding arrest of Brian, who has been missing for over a month after returning alone from a cross-country trip with Gabby. The pair embarked on the journey at the beginning of July in a converted van but did not return together. After Brian returned alone to his parents’ home in Florida on September 1, the young woman’s family reported her missing on September 10 as they did not get any details about their daughter through her boyfriend or his family.
But the search for the 22-year-old YouTuber ended tragically as on September 19, authorities found her remains inside a national park in Wyoming. They officially identified her on September 21 and stated, “Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results.”
Eventually, Gabby’s cause of death was also revealed as Dr Blue confirmed that she died due to strangulation. He also added, “I cannot make any comment about any suspects as we are not involved in that part of the investigation. So who committed the homicide is really to be confirmed by law enforcement. It was quite the media circus and continues to be. Unfortunately, this is one of many deaths around the country of people who are involved in domestic violence. It's unfortunate that other deaths do not get as much coverage as this one.”
Brian vanished a few days before Gabby’s body was found. His parents contacted authorities on September 17 and initially told them they last saw their son on September 14, but later said that Brian went missing on September 13. Along with the authorities, Dog the Bounty Hunter also launched his own search operation for him and after Gabby’s cause of death was confirmed, he warned Brian as well as his family. He said, “The coroner's statement has established a timeline that looks worse for Brian Laundrie. His continued evasion of law enforcement makes him look guilty. His best decision now would be to turn himself in. I can't fathom how Brian's parents can live with themselves after how they've stonewalled the Petito family. They need to be doing more to signal Brian to stop running.”
Meanwhile, Twitter was buzzing a lot after news spread that Brian has been arrested in Mexico. A user asked, “Has anyone else seen the news that Brian Laundrie has been taken into custody in Cancun, Mexico?!” Another one wrote, “wait was #brianlaundrie found in cancun???” “I hope this is accurate. Brian Laundrie found in Cancun Mexico,” the third user commented.
Has anyone else seen the news that Brian Laundrie has been taken into custody in Cancun, Mexico?!— Anita Dawson (@AnitaDa98765230) October 19, 2021
I hope this is accurate. Brian Laundrie found in Cancun Mexico. pic.twitter.com/G6TZUKMcLt— Joshua Little (@JoshuaL40555917) October 18, 2021
A person claimed that his arrest news is "true", but another one added: “Proof? Is there any sort of image or footage of him being arrested by Mexican police? If not, shut up and quit spreading fake news.”
Yes, it is true.— Ashley Prevost MD (@prevost_ashley) October 18, 2021
Proof? Is there any sort of image or footage of him being arrested by Mexican police? If not, shut up and quit spreading fake news— Snyder The Star Wars Fan (@SnyderSandoval) October 18, 2021