20th October, 2021
Lawyer to Gabby Petito family said clothings belonging to fugitive Brian Laundrie, have been found at a Florida park.
Multiple U.S. media outlets reported the development on Wednesday.
The Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office also confirmed the sighting of the clothings to WFLA.
It said it was notified by the North Port Police Department to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.
The park is located on 160 acres of heavily wooded land that connects to the Carlton Preserve in Florida.
Laundrie is the only person of interest in the homicide of Gabby Petito.
Petito went missing during a cross-country van trip with Laundrie, starting their summer tour in New York on July 22 and making stops in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.
The young couple stopped at various national parks along the way and posted about their “van life” adventures on social media.
On Sept. 1, Laundrie returned to his home in Florida without Petito. Her remains were found a month later in Wyoming.
A medical examiner later confirmed Petito died due to strangulation.
Authorities have been searching for Laundrie for a month, with hundreds of tips on his whereabouts and possible sightings pouring in as the investigation into Petito’s death and Laundrie’s disappearance have dominated domestic headlines.
Laundrie’s parents told police they last saw their son on Sept. 13, two days after Petitio’s parents, who live in New York, reported her missing.
Laundrie’s parents purportedly told authorities their 23-year-old son may have been headed to the Carlton Reserve, a 24,000-acre wildlife reserve near their Florida home, to go camping.
However, exhaustive searches of the area did not yield Laundrie.