Hunt for Brian Laundrie: Federal arrest warrant issued


The FBI on Friday said the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance and homicide of deceased Gabby Petito.

The warrant is “pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito,” the agency said.

The FBI on Sunday discovered Petito’s remains in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Moose, Wyoming. Petito and her 23-year-old fiancé, Brian Laundrie, were traveling from New York to Oregon in a white 2012 Ford Transit van that they converted into a camper when she disappeared in late August.

Laundrie returned home to North Port, Fla., where the couple lived with Laundrie’s parents, 10 days earlier on Sept. 1 with no sign of his fiancé. Petito’s parents reported her missing on Sept. 11. 

Laundrie is a person of interest in the case and has since also been reported missing. North Port law enforcement officers are continuing their search for any signs of the 23-year-old in an area of the Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve, not far from Laundrie’s family home.

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