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Chris Laundry’s efforts to help law enforcement search for his fugitive son may prompt more efforts to assist officers, former FBI agents Terry Turchy and Brianna Granthshala say Thursday.
Brian Laundry is wanted on charges of debit card fraud and a man of interest in the murder of his 22-year-old fiancée, Gabby Pettito.
“Look and listen for any signs that he continues to help them,” said Turchi, who spent a year in the North Carolina mountains between 1998 and 1999 leading the hunt for fugitive Olympic bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, Granthshala Told the news. “It would be a sign of success. … If [Chris Laundrie] It’s really honest to help law enforcement … and the FBI, and he has nothing to fear, then he’ll sit down and just start talking.”
The FBI will then determine whether the laundry is “authentic and really, really honestly has now decided to help them find their son.”
Laundry left his home on Thursday, which is surrounded by media at all hours of the day, and “along with members of law enforcement”. [T. Marby Carlton Jr. Memorial] “Reserve them to show off the trails and places where Chris and Brian have hiked and Brian was often known,” Laundry family attorney Steve Bertolino said in a statement Thursday.
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The Carlton Reserve, where Brian Laundry’s parents say he disappeared on September 13, is a sprawling 24,000-acre expanse in Sarasota County, Florida, with 80 miles of hiking trails.
Thursday marked the first time Chris Laundry assisted law enforcement with his son’s physical search. While Turchy said it is common for the FBI to seek help from friends and family in locating a fugitive, former FBI agent Brianna Granthshala said that it is “unusual to ask a family member to join” in a physical search. .
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“Throughout my years of experience in law enforcement and participating in them and myself, I have never seen a family member of anyone who is a person of interest or a suspect case,” Granthshala said.
If a fugitive’s family member comes to “something” at the scene where officers are searching, that person will have information that normally only law enforcement and the FBI have access to,” she explained.
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On the other hand, Granthshala said, officers “might be able to get really useful information from him, and that could reduce any sort of risk of compromising a piece of evidence.
“Having him out, and he’s not with his lawyers or, you know, maybe feeling a little different about trying to find his son and feeling really ready to help [law enforcement]”He can be much more forthright than he could say things in an interview room in the police department,” Granthshala said. “So it could be very beneficial to law enforcement.”
The former agent said the laundry’s efforts to help with the search could be a sign of growing concern over his son’s whereabouts. Granthshala believes this is unusual, however, that Brian Laundry went “so cold turkey with his whole environment” that even his parents don’t know what happened to him.
Chris Laundry and his wife Roberta reported their son’s disappearance on 17 September, although they had recently stated that the last time they saw him was on 13 September and that he was probably in the Carlton Reserve, although authorities were yet to find him there. No evidence has been found for that. Laundry has been communicating through his lawyer since Petito was reported missing on September 11.