VIGILS for Gabby Petito are being held across the country, after the FBI issued a warrant for Brian Laundrie’s arrest.
Petito, 22, had been missing for two weeks after going on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie.
The Petito lawyer later confirmed on September 21, that the body was identified as Gabby.
The remains were discovered in Grant Teton National Park, where she had been camping with her fiancé when she disappeared.
A vigil was held for Petito in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, with another planned in Florida on Friday, and one on Long Island on Saturday.
Mark Burrows, who trains people to stay alive in the wild, said Gabby’s missing fiance would be “living in hell” if he is hiding out in the Carlton Reserve.
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EX-COP SAYS SEARCH HAS TURNED UP NOTHING
Former LA County Sheriff’s deputy told the Daily Mail insiders have told him the Florida search for Brian Laundrie has not turned anything up.
“There would be evidence that somebody has been moving through there. And any K9 will pick that up. So far I’ve heard they’ve found none of that. If that’s true, then Laundrie’s probably not there,” he said.
SEARCH FOR LAUNDRIE ‘HAS COST $1.2MILLION’
Search and rescue expert Mike Hadsell has estimated that the search for the missing 23-year-old in Florida’s 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve has cost about $1.2million.
“I can accurately estimate they are spending $200,000 a day on this search,” Hadsell told the Daily Mail. “And if this thing turns out to be bogus and they can prove that the family misled law enforcement on this, the parents will get a bill.”
Rose Davis, a friend of Gabby Petito, told the Daily Mail that Brian Laundrie knows how to survive in the wilderness because he has done it before, in the Appalachian trail.
“I know he lived in the Appalachians for what I believe was three months, and he did it by himself, so I know he’s skilled at it,” Rose said.
“He and Gabby both told me stories about it, and you could see the enthusiasm in his voice when he would talk about his adventures by himself like that trip into the Appalachians.’
NORTH PORT POLICE ‘RECEIVED REPORTS OF GUNSHOTS’
THE MOMENT POLICE SHOWED UP AT THE LAUNDRIE HOME
SOCIAL MEDIA WEIGHS IN PART 2
SOCIAL MEDIA WEIGHS IN
OFFICERS APPEAR AT LAUNDRIE HOME BEFORE QUICKLY LEAVING
MESSAGE FOR BRIAN
Amityville , New York, resident Anne Kroll, 71, traveled to Blue Point to hand out crosses to family members of Gabby’s.
And she has a message for Brian: “Brian, if you’re still around and out there, please, please, I’m begging you to give yourself up and your family, their parents. There’s more tips to go out to Gabby’s family.
“Please, please, give yourself up or anybody has any information, please help us fine him.”
COST OF THE SEARCH
North Port police have answered questions about the cost of the ongoing search for Brian Laundrie.
Police told local reporter Brian Entin: “The question about costs have come up a lot today. We do not have that tallied up. We are not paying other agencies, it’s mutual aid.
“From our personnel standpoint. I would say we are working this case instead of other things. That has an impact of course. There will be some overtime mixed in there. Cost of fuel and vehicle maintenance too…
“Almost every meal we’ve had at the PD has been made by family or donated. Every meal for those working out in the field has been donated by generous citizens and businesses. We have a special community.”
FRIDAY SEARCH HAS WRAPPED UP
POLICE ‘WORKING AS HARD AS THEY DID ON DAY ONE’ OF SEARCH
BRIAN LEFT WITHOUT PHONE OR WALLET
A vigil for Gabby is planned in Florida for Friday, September 24, and another in Long Island on Friday as well.
A vigil was held in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.
Gabby’s family and friends have posted tributes on social media.
Her stepdad, James Schmidt, left a cross made of stones and a bouquet of flowers while visiting the Wyoming campground where her body was found over the weekend.
PICTURES AT BRIAN’S HOUSE
Someone has posted photos at Brian’s house, including a photo of Gabby.
The police after not giving up despite having no signs of Brian Laundrie yet.
A Tampa Bay law firm is offering a $20,000 reward to the first person who provides information that leads directly to finding Brian Laundrie.
The offer comes on a same day that a separate $5,000 reward for similar information was reportedly put up by an individual who described the Petito family as his “neighbor.”
WHERE WERE GABBY’S REMAINS FOUND?
Gabby’s remains were found in Grand Teton National Park – a week after she was reported missing by her mother, Nichole Schmidt.
An initial autopsy revealed homicide.
Mourners on Long Island – where Gabby grew up – are planning a vigil for the YouTuber on Friday evening.
WHEN DID BRIAN GO MISSING?
On Friday, September 17, Laundrie’s attorney confirmed his client was missing and the FBI is now trying to locate him.
Since his disappearance, there have been multiple sightings across the country but most have led to dead ends.
There have also been reports that he might be hiding on the Appalachian Trail.
The search continues for Brian at a different part of the Carlton Reserve today.
BRIAN’S PARENTS FEAR FOR HIS SAFETY
Now it’s emerged Chris and Roberta Laundrie are said to fear for their son’s safety after he reportedly left their home in North Port without his personal belongings.
A source told CNN that Brian left the items behind after his parents told cops he left their house with his rucksack.
North Port Police Public Information Officer Josh Taylor said he “cannot give any statement to a timeline at this time.”
Laundrie is now being hunted by the FBI after an arrest warrant was issued for the 23-year-old.
PICKING UP BRIAN CONTINUED
She told Fox News: “I picked him up. Something just said, ‘Hey ask him where he’s going.”
Jalovec told the outlet that everything was legitimate” and she has already spoken to FBI detectives.
During their small talk in the car, Laundrie reportedly told Jalovec that he had been hiking and had a fiancé.
Since her alleged encounter, Jalovec admitted that she cannot “explain” why she went to church and picked up a “hitchhiker”.
She said: “I’ve gotten so much s*** from family and friends.”
SECOND WOMAN CLAIMS SHE PICKED UP BRIAN
Norma Jean Jalovec says she gave the 23-year-old a lift on August 29 at around 6:15pm near the Jackson Lake Dam, Wyoming.
The alleged encounter came on the same day that Tiktoker Miranda Baker claimed she gave Laundrie a lift in her jeep.
Jalovec was in the national park as she attended mass at a church – around 1.2miles from the dam.
She said she spotted Laundrie was walking backward and holding his thumb out.
Laundrie reportedly asked her to drop him off at the Spread Creek camping ground but as they approached the entrance, he reportedly freaked out and tried to “get out the moving car”, according to Jalovec.
The conditions are wet and muddy in the Carlton Reserve today as the search for Brian continues.
MORE DEAD ENDS
A potential sighting of Laundrie was reported around two blocks from his parents’ home in North Port, Florida last Friday.
A passerby snapped a cellphone image of the bald male, who was wearing flip-flops, a grey t-shirt, sunglasses, and listening to music.
North Port Police said that the man in the photo has a tattoo on his left arm, unlike Laundrie – although they admitted that it looked like him.
A series of alleged sightings regarding Laundrie have circulated on social media in recent weeks.
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