The Laundry family stayed at a Florida campground dozens of miles from their North Port home between September 6 and 8, officials said, after Petito’s family reported her missing while the couple were on a cross-country van trip .
Laundry’s parents told authorities she was last seen on September 14, leaving her home for a nature reserve.
That day, Laundry bought a cell phone at an AT&T store in North Port, Laundry family attorney Steve Bertolino told Granthshala.
AT&T referred Granthshala to law enforcement when asked for comment.
According to Bertolino, Laundry left the phone at his parents’ house and is with the FBI. It’s unclear what happened to Laundry’s previous phone.
A publicly known timeline of laundry activities this month, along with case milestones, looks like this:
1 september: He returned from a cross-country road trip, without Pettito, to the home he shared with his parents in North Port, Florida, according to police.
September 6-8: The laundry family stayed at the Fort de Soto campground, about 75 miles from their home, county officials said. According to the Pinellas County Parks Campground check-in report provided to Granthshala, Brian’s mother, Roberta Laundry, was checked into a waterfront site on these dates.
A laundry family lawyer, Steven Bertolino, has said that Brian and his family were at the campground on September 6-7, and they left the campground together.
A spokesman for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said the FBI was in possession of surveillance video from the park since that time frame.
weekend of 10 september: It was last weekend when a neighbor of Laundry’s, Karen Eberts, said she saw Brian Laundry at his home.
September 14-17Laundry’s parents have said they last saw him leaving their home with a backpack on September 14, and said he was on his way to a huge natural sanctuary nearby, according to police. Police said the parents reported this to the police on September 17, three days after his alleged departure.
September 19Petito’s remains are found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. A coroner later gave a preliminary ruling that his death was a homicide.
For the Florida campground that the Laundry family visited in early September, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said it is not currently conducting investigations at the campground, and that it is “unknown of any confirmed sightings of Brian ”
Petito’s family lawyer suspects Laundry’s family will help with FBI search
On Tuesday, a lawyer for Gabby Petito’s family expressed doubts that Laundry’s parents would help the FBI in its ongoing search.
Petito’s parents and step-parents also announced the creation of the Gabby Petito Foundation, which they said would help keep her memory alive and help families in similar situations. And he revealed that he’s got tattoos that read “Let It Be” in a script designed by his daughter.
“I wanted to have her with me all the time,” said her mother, Nicole Schmidt.
“Chris and Roberta Laundry don’t know where Brian is. They are concerned about Brian and hope the FBI can find him,” Bertolino said Monday night. “Speculation by the public and some in the press that the parents helped Brian leave the family home or evade arrest on a warrant that had been issued after Brian had already been missing for several days has led to speculation.” It is wrong.”
the mystery deepens
Petito, 22, and Laundry, 23, spent their summer traveling in a white van through the American West while they posted about their adventures on social media.
Those posts suddenly closed in late August, according to police, and returned to their parents’ home in North Port with a laundry van, but without their fiancé on September 1. Unable to contact him, Pettito’s family reported his disappearance on September 11.
In Florida, officials conducted a massive search for laundry at the Carlton Reserve for a week. Police say his parents told them on September 17 that he had indicated three days earlier that he was going to the area.
The FBI, which has taken over the case, is leading a more targeted search based on intelligence, North Port police said, and agents visited his parents’ home to retrieve personal belongings. , which will aid in DNA matching, several news outlets have reported.
According to a federal indictment, Laundry allegedly used a debit card and PIN for accounts that did not belong to him between August 30 and September 1 for charges of more than $1,000.
A lawyer for Laundry’s family stressed in a statement that the warrant was not for Pettito’s death, but was related to activities that reportedly took place afterward.
Two separate prizes totaling $30,000 have been offered to anyone providing law enforcement officers with laundry whereabouts.
Granthshala’s Eric Levenson, Madeline Holcombe, Rebekah Rees, Chris Cuomo, Rob Frehse, Sarah Jorgenson, Alison Kosick and Gregory Lemos contributed to this report.
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