Is Brian Laundrie STILL active on Instagram? Internet sleuth shares SHOCKING stats
Hours after missing YouTuber Gabby Petito's remains were presumably found in a Wyoming national park, police reportedly swarmed her boyfriend Brian Laundrie's home which was declared a "crime scene" on Monday morning, September 20, and removed his parents from the residence. Police considered Brian Laundrie “a person of interest”. He refused to speak to police and went missing a few days later. Last week, Brian Laundrie's parents reported him as missing.
Gabby Petito went missing while on a trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie and her whereabouts remained unknown until her body was found on September 19. Soon after her remains were discovered, a Twitter user shared a screenshot of Brian Laundrie’s Instagram account statistics on September 20, Monday, revealing how many followers he had gained, and how many he had unfollowed or followed. According to the numbers, his 'following' number had decreased, suggesting that he might have been unfollowing people on Instagram. The Internet now believes that Laundrie, although 'missing', has been active on social media.
Brian Laundrie is definitely seeing what’s going on that he has the time while he is “missing” to be unfollowing people on his Instagram. #GABBYPETITO #justiceforgabby #BrianLaundrie pic.twitter.com/zP9JYt9anS— SkinnyTea (@Hereistheskinny) September 20, 2021
However, Laundrie's 'following' number could have gone down if people removed Laundrie as a follower, or blocked him. The 'following' number of one's account can go down if people remove them as a follower. While some claimed that Laundrie is active on Instagram, others refuted the claim as they believe that if he really was online, the FBI would have easily found out his location.
Meanwhile, the Internet has claimed that two images circulating on social media are that of Brian Laundrie in Baker, Florida. A deer camera of a man named Sam Bass in Baker, Florida, picked up a man resembling Laundrie. The sighting took place around 6 am on September 20, after which Bass promptly reported it to the police. Sharing the images on Twitter, one user wrote: "OH MY GOD. IT HAS TO BE HIM. HE’S IN BAKER, FLORIDA." ""Same backpack from this van pic. Same baggy grey shirt and black pants from the neighbors street walking pic," another user tweeted.
These 2 pics are circulating the internet right now.— 🧈 (@lailabelle24) September 21, 2021
On the morning of Sept 20th at 6:20am, 2 photos from a deer camera in Baker, Florida have been released that fit a similar description of Brian Laundrie. pic.twitter.com/Z213CLCN7V
Same backpack from this van pic. Same baggy grey shirt and black pants from the neighbors street walking pic. pic.twitter.com/QbKfHnFlNm— Man of the Library (@ManOfTheLibrary) September 21, 2021
On September 19, remains believed to be that of Gabby Petito were recovered from close to Spread Creek Dispersed camping area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. Full forensic ID has not yet been completed, and an autopsy to determine the cause of death is also pending. The body believed to be Petito's was recovered after a joint operation by the FBI, National Park Service, US Forest Service, Teton County Sheriff's Office, and Jackson Police Department. It was recovered from an undeveloped camping area, near the eastern boundary of the park.