FBI raids Brian Laundrie's parents home looking for answers on his locations, Gabby Petito's death


Sep. 20 2021, Published 10:57 a.m. ET

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FBI officials raided the home of Brian Laundrie’s parents in their efforts to find out his location and to determine how Gabby Petito died.

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According to the FBI Tampa’s Field Office, on Sept. 20, agents used a search warrant at the Laundrie’s North Port, Florida, home in connection to the Petito case. The agency declined to provide further details as the investigation is ongoing.

Footage from local media showed FBI investigators arriving at the home and Laundrie’s parents being escorted from the residence.

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The news comes as local police suspended the search for Brian Laundrie in a local preserve, according to Fox 13 Tampa. Police have only said they have nothing left to search in the area.

Missing Persons

North Port police have been searching the reserve for Laundrie after he went missing when he was named a person of interest in connection to the disappearance of Petito. The two were on a cross-country trip, when Petito was last seen.

Laundrie returned to the family’s Florida home after the trip, without Petito.

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Police said they wanted to talk to Laundrie about her disappearance, but he went missing days later. He has not been found since.

The 22-year-old’s family reported Petito missing on Sept. 11 and a massive manhunt that drew international headlines unfolded. On Sept.19, FBI investigators said they believed they found Petito remains in National Park in Utah.

When police announced they believed they found Petito, investigators said they had not determined a cause of death.


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