Earlier today, news emerged that Gabby Petito’s fiance, Brian Laundrie, had been reported missing.
The FBI, who have been involved in the search for Petito, are now looking for both Petito and Laundrie, as news emerged that the tight-lipped fiance hasn’t been seen for days.
Gabby was initially reported missing on September 11, but the BBC have since reported that the Laundrie family have now reported their son missing too, saying that he hasn’t been seen since Tuesday.
Josh Taylor, a public information officer for the North Port Police said:
Police, however, have continued to stress that Laundrie is not yet a suspect in Petito’s disappearance. Although he is a person of interest.
On Thursday afternoon North Port Chief of Police Todd Garrison said he believed Brian Laundrie was at his home.
Garrison told the New York Post:
We had information that he was in the home. He’s a private citizen right now. He’s not facing any charges. He can go to the store; he can go to the beach; we’re not bugging his house or tracking his vehicle.
Officials over in Utah also announced on Friday evening that Petito’s disappearance was not related to a double murder that happened near where the couple was camping in the state.
Police in Moab responded to a domestic disturbance between Petito and Laundrie at the workplace of a woman who was later found murdered at a nearby campground alongside her wife just days later.
When police arrived at the scene of the domestic, Petito could be heard saying:
We’ve been fighting all morning. He wouldn’t let me in the car before … he told me I needed to calm down.
Laundrie said: “She just gets worked up sometimes, I try to distance myself from her. I locked the car.”
A final text message was sent from Petito’s phone to her mother which simply said there was no phone signal in Yosemite, however her mother does not believe the message actually came from Gabby.