Police in Florida said on Saturday they spoke with a woman who they claimed to be interested in Gabby Pettito’s disappearance was given a ride on Aug. 29, marking the last time the 22-year-old survived. It’s a few days after watching.
Miranda Baker, In a video posted on TikTok, said she and her boyfriend saw hitchhiker Brian Laundry on the side of the road at 5:30 p.m. that day. He said that he spoke to the police about the encounter.
North Port Police, which is leading the investigation into Petito’s disappearance, told Granthshala News that he actually spoke with Baker.
“We have spoken with him and are potentially using his information in our timeline,” department spokesman Josh Taylor said in an email.
Baker explained in the video that she and her boyfriend saw Laundry hiking alone in Grand Teton National Park. Baker claimed that Laundry offered the couple $200 to drive them about ten miles down the road.
“It was kind of weird,” Baker said in the TikTok video, noting that Laundry had mentioned her fiancé.
When Baker said they were heading to Jackson, she said the laundry “wasted” and demanded that they leave her immediately.
“He got out of the car, and then ‘I’m going to find someone else a hitchhiker,’ and we’re fine,” Baker said. “It was a strange situation.”
Baker highlighted that despite claiming that he had been camping for days, the laundry did not look dirty and seemed to have little in his bag. In a later video, Baker gives an in-depth analysis of the timeline and locations of his encounter with the laundry, including where he picked it up and dropped it.
She also noted that Laundry told her that she and Petito had been camping at an unregulated camp site and slept on a tarp during that time.
“I’m really hoping they find him,” Baker says before ending the video.
On September 11, Petito was reported missing by his family after failing to return home from a cross-country trip with laundry. The two were traveling in a white converted camper van over the summer, documenting their visits to national parks in the US West on social media. By the end of August, the posts suddenly closed and eventually the laundry returned to his Florida home in the van On September 1 – alone.
Laundry has since been identified as a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance.
A shop owner in Idaho claims he saw Petito and laundry two days after the 22-year-old was last seen.
a local shop owner in idaho told the East Idaho News That he saw Petito and laundry on August 25 or 26.
The owner of Rustic Row in Victor said the couple spent about 15 to 20 minutes in the store. She said the couple mentioned that they were thinking of moving to Yellowstone next, and the shop owner suggested using the west entrance.
When he saw the news of Petito’s disappearance, he informed the FBI.
“They seemed happy and when they left, she backed away from the door saying they were engaged and then I greeted,” The owner told the East Idaho News.
Pettito was last seen when he checked out at Fairfield Inn & Suites August 24 in Salt Lake City, according to reports. Her mother said she last saw her daughter on FaceTime at the same time that Petito and Laundry were believed to have left Utah for Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Petito’s family is requesting Laundry and his family to cooperate with the authorities and provide them with more information. The police had earlier said that the laundry was not cooperating.
Recently, even the laundry itself has not been seen for several days.
Officers went to the laundry home on the night of Friday, September 17 to speak with the family at his request but were still not speaking with Brian. Around 9 p.m. ET, the lawyer for Laundry’s family confirmed that his whereabouts are unknown. Laundry’s family told officials they had not seen him since Tuesday.
Police in Florida on Saturday Started the search for a huge wildlife sanctuary Near Gulf Coast for 23 year old. Dozens of North Port police officers, FBI agents and members of other law enforcement agencies searched the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Florida area.
“His family says they believe they entered the area earlier this week,” North Port Police tweeted.
earlier this week, Police release body-cam footage of Petito It is shown that on August 12, an officer spotted the couple’s van speeding and hitting a curb near the entrance to Arches National Park. The video showed an emotional Petito sitting inside a police cruiser, while officers also questioned the laundry.
Moab Police released a report on Wednesday about the incident. A witness, called Chris, said he saw Petito and Laundry argue and that Petito hit Laundry in the arm. Officers noticed scratches on the face and arms of the laundry.
Ultimately no charge or citation was filed. Police instead separated the couple for the night, with laundry checking into a motel and Petito remaining with the converted sleeper van.
The incident took place outside the Moonflower Community Cooperative in Moab.
Six days later, an employee of the cooperative and another woman were shot dead at a nearby campground. Police in Utah were investigating someone The connection between the double murder and Petito’s disappearance, but said on Friday that the two were unrelated.
Petito and laundry’s cross-country trip in a Fort Transit van began from Long Island in July. Officials said they intended to arrive in Oregon by Halloween, according to their social media accounts, but Petito disappeared from Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park in late August after her last known contact with family.
Pettito’s mother said August 25 was the last date he talked to his daughter on the phone.
“I don’t know if he left Grand Teton or not,” Schmidt later told Granthshala News. “I received a message from him on the 27th and 30th, but I don’t know if it was technically his or not because it was just a text. I didn’t speak to him verbally.”
Petito’s last Instagram post is Also published on 25 August, in which there are several photographs of him standing in front of a mural wall.
On September 11, Petito’s family reported her missing.
Officials describe Petito as white and about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes and several tattoos, including one on her finger and one on her forearm that read “Let It Be.”
North Port Police Department public information officer Josh Taylor said Saturday morning a search was underway for Petito in Wyoming, which is believed to be the last.
Anyone with information about Laundry or Petito’s whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
This story was reported from Detroit. Granthshala News contributed.