Amid the present search for Brian Laundrie, the FBI paid a visit to his family home in Florida’s North Port. Two FBI agents were seen arriving at the house in a black SUV carrying a large brown paper bag. However, they did not leave with the same bag. One agent also climbed into a camper van parked near the property for a brief moment.
The attorney of the Laundrie family, Steven Bertolino, told CNN that the FBI was present to gather items that could be of use to them in the search for Brian.
“The FBI is at the Laundrie home today to collect some personal items belonging to Brian that will assist the canines in their search for Brian. There is nothing more to this,” he confirmed.
The authorities were informed by Brian’s parents that they last saw him on September 14 when he left home to visit a nature reserve nearby. The search for Laundrie has been going on for weeks. Brian’s fiancee, Gabby Petito’s disappearance occurred last month; she was eventually found dead in Wyoming, in close proximity to where the couple were last spotted together.
According to police records procured by CNN, authorities answered multiple calls for service at Laundrie’s home in Florida around the time Petito was said to be missing by her family in New York. One call for service was made a day before she was reported missing, and three more calls were made on the day a missing person report was filed.
North Port police spokesperson Josh Taylor said that Petito’s father had made those calls in an attempt to report her missing. Prior to Laundrie’s disappearance and before Petito’s disappearance was reported, Laundrie went camping along with his family to a campground dozens of miles from their home. According to the attorney, Laundrie’s parents assert that they know nothing about their son’s whereabouts since they last saw him.