Brian Laundry reportedly left his parents’ home last Tuesday without his wallet or cellphone, a source close to the family said.
The source said the missing man’s parents, Christopher and Roberta, were concerned that he might harm himself. CNN.
Mr Laundry has not been seen since leaving his family home in North Port, Florida on 14 September, saying he is going for a hike in the nearby Carlton Reserve.
Only after his parents informed the authorities that he had left the house three days later, a massive search began which is now on the seventh day.
North Port Police said they could not comment on the investigation, and referred inquiries to the FBI.
Granthshala The FBI has been contacted for comment.
A massive search operation is underway at the Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre marshy area in Sarasota County that houses crocodiles, snakes and other dangerous wildlife.
Law enforcement agencies have deployed drones, dive teams, dog units and all-terrain vehicles to search the “vast and uncompromising” reserve, but no trace of Mr.
Friends have said that the 23-year-old is a skilled survivor.
Following Ms Petito’s death, the US District Court of Wyoming issued an arrest warrant for Mr Laundry after being indicted by a grand jury for “use of unauthorized equipment”.
According to the indictment, Mr. Laundry illegally used debit cards and PIN numbers for charges of more than $1,000.
The accounts he used did not belong to him, while the transaction took place between the dates of August 30 and September 1.
“It is my understanding that the arrest warrant for Brian Laundry relates to activities following the death of Gabby Pettito and not to her actual demise,” said Steve Bertolino, an attorney for Mr. Laundry’s family. in a statement.
“The FBI is focused on locating Brian and when this happens the specifics of the charges under indictment will be addressed at the appropriate forum.”
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Brian Laundrie