New details are emerging about Laundrie as he is now the subject of a federal arrest warrant for events following the death of fiancé Gabby Petito.
According to CNN, & other sources, here’s what we know today;
- The US District Court of Wyoming just issued a warrant for Laundrie, according to the FBI, after a grand jury indicted him for his “use of unauthorized devices” after Petito’s death.
- An attorney for Laundrie’s family said that the warrant was NOT for Petito’s death, but related to activities that took place afterward.
- On Thursday, a source close to the Laundrie family told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that Laundrie left his parents’ home without his cell phone and wallet on the last day they reported seeing him. Laundrie’s parents were concerned that he might hurt himself.
- Laundrie used a debit card and PIN number for accounts that did not belong to him for charges totaling more than $1,000 between the dates of August 30 and September 1, according to the indictment.
- Nina Angelo and her boyfriend, Matt England, saw a “commotion” as Petito and Laundrie were leaving The Merry Piglets Tex-Mex restaurant. Petito was in tears and Laundrie was visibly angry, going into and out of the restaurant several times and continuing to show anger toward the staff around the hostess stand, Angelo said.
- Petito and Laundrie had posted online regularly about their travels with the hashtag #VanLife as they ventured out west, but those posts abruptly stopped in late August.
- Petito’s family told police they were last in contact with her during the last week of August, North Port police say. Laundrie returned to the couple’s home, where his parents also live, on Sept. 1.
- Petito was reported missing September 11 after her family had not been able to get in touch with her. Her remains were discovered on September 19 in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest and were identified by a coroner two days later, according to the FBI.
- The search for Laundrie is set to resume today. Local and federal officials continue to search for any signs of Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve, a roughly 25,000-acre nature preserve near his parents’ home in North Port.
Vigil organizer Serena Chavez said,
“We won’t forget about you. We won’t let your light dim
We will remember other women or children who are missing. Their families are devastated, and I can only imagine what Gabby’s family is going through.”
Here is the arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie. pic.twitter.com/SXAu22iRar— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) September 23, 2021
(Photos, bodycam still, Facebook; via CNN)