Brian Laundry and Gabby Petito began a cross-country trip together in mid-June. He returned without her on 1 September
Unique: Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman is investigating a tip alleging that Gabby Petito’s fugitive fiancé Brian Laundry went with her parents to a Florida campground 75 miles away in early September — but none of them Only two were seen leaving.
Chapman announced Saturday that he was entering a laundry search, and the tips quickly surfaced. She told Granthshala News that she received a notification Monday that Laundry’s parents spent the night with their son twice in early September at Fort de Soto Park. 1- 3 and September 6-8.
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“They were registered, walked through the gate. They’re on camera. They were here,” he told Granthshala News exclusively on Monday evening. “We think at least if he’s not here now, we’re sure he was caught on camera as soon as he walked into the gate—that he definitely was here. Didn’t end up in the swamp.”
He later added: “Allegedly, what we’re hearing is that there are two people left on the 8th. Three people came on the 6th, and two people left on the 8th. I think he’s definitely here. have come.”
A Granthshala News Digital reporter overheard a park worker saying that investigators had checked surveillance video at the base.
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Chapman told Granthshala News that the situation within the park is “much easier” than some others, namely T. Mabry Carlton Reserve, where local police and the sheriff’s deputy conducted searches in the dense, marshy area.
Fort de Soto Park is located in Pinellas County and is approximately 75 miles from the home of the Laundries on Wabaso Avenue. It is spread over 1,130 acres and has five keys.
The tip gives renewed hope that officials may soon reach a conclusion that has turned into a week-long search for laundry and the search for answers extended from coast to coast. Extensive searches which have spread across the country and attracted massive attention.
Laundry and 22-year-old Petito embarked on a cross-country trip in mid-June with plans to visit the national parks in a converted white Ford Transit van. They started dating years ago after meeting at their local Long Island, NY high school and moved to North Port, Florida to live with Laundry’s parents.
Officials said 1 month after starting their journey, Laundry returned to the North Port home in the couple’s van, but without Petito. 10 days later, on September 11, when the young woman was not reported missing until her mother filed a police report in Suffolk County, NY police confiscated the van from the Laundry’s home on September 11.
Laundry was later named a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance, and on Thursday the FBI issued an arrest warrant for bank card fraud. Authorities alleged that he used someone’s Capital One bank card and personal identification number during Petito’s disappearance. Neither investigators nor a spokesperson for Petito’s family have said whether the card belongs to Petito.
Granthshala News recently obtained a missing persons report for Petito, in which her mother, Nicole Schmidt, said that her daughter was last seen on August 30 at 7 a.m. in Grand Teton National Park. Schmidt wrote in the report that his Long Island home was a “likely destination.”
But later the laundry also went missing, his parents claimed through their lawyer.
After Petito’s missing persons report was filed on September 11, Laundry would not cooperate with the police investigation, officials said. Lawyers for Laundry’s issued a statement on September 14, announcing that they have advised their clients to “stay in the background.” The family revealed three days later that they had not seen her since September 14.
Charlene Guthrie, who lives directly across the street from the Laundry family, told Granthshala News that she saw Brian Laundry mowing the lawn, riding his bike with his mother, and his parents in the days after arriving alone. While camping with Petito had previously been living with the family at their North Port, Florida, home.
Pettito’s body was discovered on September 19 near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. A Teton County coroner ruled the death a homicide but has yet to announce a cause.
Friends, family and the public paid tribute to him during a ceremony on Long Island on Sunday.
Speaking during the service, Petito’s father, Joseph Petito, called his daughter “the most wonderful person ever.”
“I want you to see these photos, and I want you to be inspired by Gabby,” he said on the service. “If there’s a trip you guys want to take, take it now. When you have time, do it now. If there’s a relationship you’re in that might not be the best thing for you, leave it for now. “
Granthshala News’ Paul Best contributed to this report.