Brian Laundry has been lying at his parents’ house in North Port, Fla., since September 1
Florida police were seen entering the home of missing Gabby Petito, her fiancé and her parents on Friday evening.
Police arrived at 6:20 p.m., and the two officers left the house around 7:00 p.m. – before someone returned a minute later with a proof envelope. It was not immediately clear where the fiancée, Brian Laundry, was – other than not at home.
“I can’t confirm where he is,” North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor told Granthshala News on Friday evening. He is a private citizen who is not suspicious.
Officers eventually cleared protesters and the media from the lawn, but they stood outside, at times saying things like “we need answers,” and “dirty laundry.”
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North Port Police tweeted that investigators were speaking with the family “at their request” but were not speaking to Laundry, who on Wednesday named a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance.
At one point, two officers spotted a silver Ford Mustang in the driveway of the laundry.
At around 8 pm, the police came out again, after some time returned home with another bag. Two other law enforcement officers were seen leaving the property around that time. The officers left the property just before 9 p.m.
According to officials, the laundry arrived at her parents’ home on September 1, 10 days before Petito’s mother reported her missing.
The couple embarked on a cross-country trip in early summer in Petito’s 2012 Ford Transit van. The two documented their journey on Instagram, making stops at several national parks in the West.
According to officials, Petito’s family last spoke to her on August 25, when she was believed to be in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. A week before that, the couple had traveled to Utah.
On 12 August in Moab, police responded to a possible domestic incident, finding the two speeding on a winding road outside the city and separating the two for the night. No charges were leveled.
On September 11, the day Petito’s mother reported her missing to the police in her native New York. Florida police confiscated the van the couple used on their cross-country road trip to Laundry’s parents’ home the same day. Laundry hired a lawyer and refused to talk to police about Pettito’s possible whereabouts.
Granthshala News’ Sarah Ballu and Andrew Murray contributed to this report.
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