Brian Laundrie manhunt: Florida fugitive last seen a day earlier than previously believed, lawyer says
fugitive Brian Laundrie was last seen by his parents on Sept. 13
, according to family attorney Steven Bertolino.
He had previously said the Laundries last saw their son on Sept. 14.
"The Laundries were basing the date Brian left on their recollection of certain events
," Bertolino told Fox News Tuesday.
"Upon further communication with the FBI and confirmation of the Mustang being at the Laundrie residence on Wednesday Sept. 15, we now believe the day Brian left to hike in the preserve was Monday Sept. 13."
Chris and Roberta Laundrie told investigators at the time they hadn’t seen their son since Tuesday, Sept. 14, according to a police news release from that Friday, which states Laundrie hadn’t been seen "since Tuesday of this week."
Brian Laundrie manhunt: Gabby Petito's parents say fugitive fiancé still alive, recall learning tragic news
The parents of Gabby Petito described in heartbreaking detail the moments when they heard the news that their 22-year-old daughter’s remains were believed to have been found
after she had been missing for weeks, and say they believe her fiancé, Brian
Laundrie, is still alive.
Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt, Gabby’s mother and father, and her step-parents, Tara Petito and Jim Schmidt, sat down for an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw that aired Tuesday. The interview covered topics ranging from Nichole Schmidt’s early inkling that her daughter was not okay; the text messages Gabby’s parents sent to Laundrie's parents; and their belief that he is hiding out.
During the Tuesday show, Stafford alleged that Brian Laundrie
stole Petito's credit card, used it "to get home and then ran from the police."
A dozen Brian Laundrie sightings have been reported in North Carolina, officials say
Tipsters have reported a dozen sightings of Laundrie, 23, in the western part of the state near the Tennessee border since last Thursday, a spokeswoman with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.
Those reports include a 911 call shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, by a man claiming he was “99.99 percent” positive he spoke to Laundrie.
Brian Laundrie Flew Home Days After Police Separated Him & Gabby Petito, Attorney Says
What to Know
- Brian Laundrie's attorney says he flew home alone to get some things and empty out a storage unit to save money for his cross-country van trip with then-fiance Gabby Petito.
- The flight came just five days after the couple were stopped by police in Moab, Utah, after dispatchers got a call about a man hitting a woman
- Laundrie went home alone again on Sept. 1; Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11 and her body was found on Sept. 19.
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