The Gabby Petito case, which has caught the attention of the nation, has been heating up in recent days, as new details have slowly been trickling out.
Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie embarked on a cross-country road trip that the couple detailed on social media. During their journey, at least one incident of domestic violence was documented between the two.
The trip ultimately ended when Laundrie returned home without Petito, leading to a search for the missing girl. Petito’s body was later found in a remote section of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. By the time her remains were identified, Laundrie was discovered to be missing.
A manhunt is currently underway for Laundrie, as the majority of Americans believe him to be guilty in the murder of his girlfriend. Authorities seem to tentatively agree with that conclusion, as an arrest warrant was issued for Laundrie by the FBI on February 23rd.
“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito’s homicide,” FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said. “We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI.”
According to information from a criminal defense attorney, Brian Laundrie is “not expected to be found alive.”
As the search for Laundrie entered its fifth day on September 24th, police were seen bringing in drones, heavy machinery, and other high-tech equipment to the Carlton Reserve, a swampy Florida reserve near the Laundrie family home in North Port.
In a conversation with Fox News, criminal defense attorney Philip Holloway stated:
“The very fact that they are searching in a swamp in Florida… filled with alligators and snakes and other creatures is not a place that’s hospitable to human life. The fact they had cadaver dogs in there yesterday and divers and sonar. They aren’t looking in places where people will be camping.”
“If you look at what they’re doing and how they are searching, trace, it tells me that they are not looking to recover Brian Laundrie alive,” he continued.
“Most people are incapable of functioning in the world for very long without leaving some evidence of their very existence,” Holloway added.