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Fiancé of missing van-life girl Gabby Petito has vanished according to Brian Laundrie’s lawyer

A man whose girlfriend disappeared during a cross-country trip has himself now vanished, his attorney has confirmed.

Brian Laundrie’s attorney confirmed the 23-year-old is missing and that the FBI is now trying to locate both Brian and Gabby Petito. 

WABC7 report Kristen Thorne later tweeted that Laundrie’s attorney told her he was last seen by his family Tuesday morning. No further information on when or where he was seen has been given. 

Gabby’s mom Nichole Schmidt reacted angrily to the news, telling DailyMail.com: ‘HES NOT MISSING HES HIDING! GABBY IS MISSING!’   

Police, who were seen at Laundrie family home in North Port, Florida, on Friday with evidence bags,  removed items from the house in order to assist with the search for Laundrie, his attorney said. 

‘Be advised, the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie are currently unknown,’ ABC 7 News reported his attorney said Friday afternoon. ‘The FBI is currently at the Laundrie residence removing property to assist in locating Brian. As of now, the FBI is looking for both Gabby and Brian.’

Video surfaced of four police officers entering home on Friday afternoon after being let in by an unidentified family member.

After more than two and a half hours at the home, all four officers left in their black Dodge Caravan with none of the Laundrie family members in tow. 

As they arrived protestors posted outside the home were heard yelling: ‘Bring Gabby home!, referring to of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who has not been heard from since August 30 while she was on a cross-country trip with her 23-year-old fiancé. 

He drove their Ford van back to Florida by himself afterwards and arrived home September 1, with Petito only reported missing by her concerned family on September 11. 

Police arrive with evidence bags at the North Port, Florida home of Brian Laundrie on Friday

Police seen entering the Florida family home of Brian Laundrie on Friday afternoon

Police seen entering the Florida family home of Brian Laundrie on Friday afternoon 

At one point one of the officers exited the home and retrieved what appeared to be an evidence bag from his police cruiser before returning inside

At one point one of the officers exited the home and retrieved what appeared to be an evidence bag from his police cruiser before returning inside

About an hour after first entering the home, two officers came out and opened up a silver convertible Ford Mustang in the driveway which is understood to belong to the family

About an hour after first entering the home, two officers came out and opened up a silver convertible Ford Mustang in the driveway which is understood to belong to the family

Also demanding answers was a man on a megaphone who asked ‘Where’s Gabby, Brian?’ repeatedly, joined by others who crowded the Laundrie’s front yard recording the police entering the home. 

‘We’re out here, Laundrie family, we’re out here, we’ll be out here everyday!’ the man on the megaphone yelled towards the home. 

At one point one of the officers exited the home and retrieved what appeared to be an evidence bag from his police cruiser before returning inside, DailyMail.com reporter Greg Woodfield, who was outside the property, reported. 

North Port police tweeted they were called to the home ‘at the request’ of the family, but that they are ‘not speaking’ to Brian. 

Police released body camera footage police of an incident involving the two in Moab, Utah on August 12. A witness had called 911 after seeing the couple fighting

Police released body camera footage police of an incident involving the two in Moab, Utah on August 12. A witness had called 911 after seeing the couple fighting

22-year-old Gabby Petito, who has not been heard from since August 30 while she was on a cross-country trip with her 23-year-old fiancé (couple pictured kissing)

22-year-old Gabby Petito, who has not been heard from since August 30 while she was on a cross-country trip with her 23-year-old fiancé (couple pictured kissing)

About an hour after first entering the home, two officers came out and opened up a silver convertible Ford Mustang in the driveway which is understood to belong to the family. It has been there most of this week.

They opened the trunk and also delved inside the vehicle after opening the driver side door for a very quick search before the officers went back in the house,  DailyMail.com reporter Woodfield reported. 

In an attempt to calm the rowdy group in front of the home, North Port police deputy chief Chris Morales stepped on to the lawn and addressed the crowd, saying: ‘This is not helping. Please keep it down. I ask you to have courtesy for the neighbors.’ DailyMail reported Woodfield reported. 

‘Please respect the peace. You guys can be here but respect the peace,’ he added, but was drowned down at one point by chants of ‘where’s the respect of Gabby?’

Police officially named Brian Laundrie a ‘person of interest’ in their inquiry into her mystery disappearance as he refuses to cooperate, although they say there is no evidence any crime has been committed.

Cops in North Port, Florida, said: ‘Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in this case. As of now, Brian has not made himself available to be interviewed by investigators or has provided any helpful details.’

Police released body camera footage police of an incident involving the two in Moab, Utah on August 12. A witness had called 911 after seeing the couple fighting.

A map shows the last known movements of Petito and Laundrie along their cross-country road trip which began July 2

A map shows the last known movements of Petito and Laundrie along their cross-country road trip which began July 2

When police pulled the couple over, Gabby appeared was breathing heavily and crying, while Laundrie seemed composed, even as he exhibited scratch marks on his face.

Gabby was seen with tears streaming down her face, telling officers she ‘was trying to get him to stop telling me to calm down’ and admitting the couple ‘have been fighting all morning.’

She also told cops that she suffers from OCD and anxiety. Both she and Laundrie also said she had been stressed about the YouTube blog they were working on about their cross-country trip.

According to Petito’s best friend, while Laundrie presents himself as a sweet and caring guy, he is actually jealous and controlling.  

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Rose Davis said Laundrie allegedly went so far as to hide Gabby’s ID once so that she couldn’t meet up with her at a bar, trigging a violent episode similar to the one police investigated weeks before her disappearance.

‘Brian took her ID just so she wouldn’t be able to come out with me,’ she told DailyMail.com on Friday.

‘He’s got these jealousy issues and he struggles from what Gabby called these ‘episodes,’ where he would hear things and hear voices and wouldn’t sleep.

‘Gabby had to stay at my house a bunch of times because she just needed a breather and didn’t want to go home to him.’

TikTok user claims she picked up missing ‘van-life girl’ Gabby Petito’s boyfriend Brian Laundrie as he hiked ALONE five days after she was last seen in public and one day before sending her final text

A TikToker from Wisconsin has claimed she picked up Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in Gabby Petito’s disappearance, as he was hitchhiking alone five days after his girlfriend went missing and one day before she last texted her mother.

In the video posted to the social media site Miranda Baker said she and her boyfriend were at Grand Teton National Park in Colter Bay, Wyoming, on August 29 when Laundrie approached the couple and asked them for a ride at 5.30pm.

‘He approached us asking for a ride because he needed to go to Jackson and we were going to Jackson that night. So I said, ya know, “hop in” and he hopped in the back of my Jeep,’ Baker explained.

She noted Laundrie, 23, was wearing ‘a backpack, a long sleeve, pants and hiking boots’ and said that before he got in the car he  offered to pay the couple $200 to give him a 10-mile ride. 

‘So that was kind of weird,’ she said. Baker spoke hours before 

'He approached us asking for a ride because he needed to go to Jackson and we were going to Jackson that night. So I said, ya know, "hop in" and he hopped in the back of my Jeep,' Baker explained

She called the entire interaction with Laundrie 'a weird situation'

‘He approached us asking for a ride because he needed to go to Jackson and we were going to Jackson that night. So I said, ya know, “hop in” and he hopped in the back of my Jeep,’ Baker explained. She called the entire interaction with Brian Laundrie ‘a weird situation’

Baker supposedly picked up Laundrie (left), the person of interest in Gabby Petito's (right) disappearance, as he was hitchhiking alone five days after his girlfriend went missing and one day before she last texted her mother

Baker supposedly picked up Laundrie (left), the person of interest in Gabby Petito’s (right) disappearance, as he was hitchhiking alone five days after his girlfriend went missing and one day before she last texted her mother

Bake noted Laundrie, 23, was wearing 'a backpack, a long sleeve, pants and hiking boots' and said that before he got in the car he offered to pay the couple $200 to give him a 10-mile ride

 Bake noted Laundrie, 23, was wearing ‘a backpack, a long sleeve, pants and hiking boots’ and said that before he got in the car he offered to pay the couple $200 to give him a 10-mile ride

Baker explained that her, her boyfriend and Laundrie ‘then proceeded to make small talk’ and found out he had been camping for multiple days without his fiancée.

‘He did say he had a fiancée and that she was working on their social media page back at their van,’ Baker said.

In a later video she added that Laundrie supposedly told her he and Petito, 22, were not camping on a regulated campsite through the national park. ‘They were camping basically out in the middle of nowhere along Snake River,’ she said.

Baker recounted the alleged story Laundrie told her and her boyfriend: ‘This is key information. He said that he had hiked for days along Snake River but looking at his backpack, it wasn’t full.

‘And he said all he had was a tarp to sleep on. And, if you’d think you’re going camping for days on end you’d want food and a tent and he had none of that.’

She added: ‘He had scruff but he didn’t look dirty for someone who was camping for multiple days. He didn’t look dirty, he didn’t smell dirty, so that part was kind of weird.’

Then, when Baker told Laundrie they were driving to Jackson Hole he supposedly ‘freaked out’ and asked them to pull over and said: ‘Nope, I need to get out right now.’ 

Petito was last seen on August 24 leaving a hotel with Laundrie in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the couple's cross-country campervan trip

Petito was last seen on August 24 leaving a hotel with Laundrie in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the couple’s cross-country campervan trip

Petito set out on a cross-country trip July 2 with her boyfriend in the couple's 2012 Ford Transit van. Brian posted this photo of the couple on Instagram on July 16

Petito set out on a cross-country trip July 2 with her boyfriend in the couple’s 2012 Ford Transit van. Brian posted this photo of the couple on Instagram on July 16

Baker said they pulled over at the Jackson Dam in Grand Teton National Park, which she noted was not very far from where they originally picked Laundrie up.

He allegedly hurried out of the car and told the couple he would find someone else to hitchhike with. 

‘We dropped him off at 6.09pm on August 29,’ Baker said, adding that she hopes her videos would find someone who could also help solve the case and find Petito.

She called the entire interaction with Laundrie ‘a weird situation’. 

In her latest video she addressed skeptics and said that the story she detailed in the previous videos posted to TikTok she also told detectives and the FBI. ‘I am actively in contact with these people,’ she said.

Her allegations come five days after Petito was last seen in public – on August 24 – when she and Laundrie checked out of a Fairfield Inn hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

On August 29 Baker only saw Laundrie. One day later Petito’s mother Nicole Schmidt received a curious text from her daughter that read: ‘No service in Yosemite.’

The mother refused to disclose the contents of her daughter’s texts but told DailyMail.com: ‘That text was NOT from Gabby I know it!’

She believes Laundrie may have sent the message from her phone possibly to mislead her family and investigators as to her whereabouts.

Laundrie was named a person of interest and is refusing to cooperate with cop. The couple with their campervan

Laundrie was named a person of interest and is refusing to cooperate with cop. The couple with their campervan

Attorney Richard Stafford on Thursday read out an emotional letter from Petito's family begging the Laundries to cooperate, saying 'we believe you know the location of where Brian left Gabby'

Attorney Richard Stafford on Thursday read out an emotional letter from Petito’s family begging the Laundries to cooperate, saying ‘we believe you know the location of where Brian left Gabby’

Laundrie returned home to Florida from the couple’s road trip alone on September 1 – two days after hitchhiking with Baker and 10 days before Petito’s family reported her missing.

If the couple were in fact together in Yosemite on August 30, that would mean Brian drove over 3,000 miles within two days to arrive in Florida on September 1.

Now police have officially named Brian Laundrie a ‘person of interest’ in their inquiry into her mystery disappearance as he refuses to cooperate, although they say there is no evidence any crime has been committed. 

Cops in North Port, Florida, said: ‘Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in this case. As of now, Brian has not made himself available to be interviewed by investigators or has provided any helpful details.’  

Brian’s family refused to let authorities speak to their son when the 2012 Ford van was seized from their property late on September 11. 

Most recently, Brian Laundrie’s sister broke the Laundrie family silence about the disappearance of her brother’s girlfriend and said her and her family ‘obviously want Gabby to be found safe’.

 ‘All I want is for her to come home safe and sound and this to be just a big misunderstanding,’ she said in an interview with ABC News.



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