Speculation is rife that when police visited Brian Laundry’s family home, they found specific evidence—possibly in the form of a note—that helped them rapidly locate Gabby Pettito’s body.
Last Friday evening, FBI agents and police in North Port, Florida, spent more than two hours at the home of Mr. Laundry’s parents, Christopher and Roberta, whom the couple had invited to “conversation”.
During the meeting, after which the police could be seen leaving with the evidence bag and the family’s lawyer stated that they had taken with them “property to aid in the locating of Brian”, it emerged that the mother- The father claimed that he has not seen his son since last Tuesday.
However, within 12 hours of that meeting, the FBI recruited dozens or even agents, park rangers, to conduct a very thorough search of the camping area spanning the creek, located about 20 miles north of Jackson. and assembled a team of police officers.
By that time, a handful of officers were searching various other camps believed to have used Ms. Petito and Mr. Laundry, including one in West Yellowstone.
On Sunday afternoon, senior FBI supervisory agent Charles Jones confirmed that officers had found the remains of someone who matched Ms. Petito’s description at the Spread Creek site.
“The cause of death is not yet known. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work through this process,” he said.
“The facility around the Spread Creek Campsite will be closed to the public until further notice. This is an active and ongoing investigation.”
The officer did not take questions from the media, but Granthshala Tried asking why the FBI was taken to that specific campsite.
“We unfortunately cannot answer them at this time,” he said.
Frank Montoya Jr., a retired FBI special agent, said police appeared to have had some significant leads late last Friday, helping them conduct a massive search operation in the sprawling creek.
“[The search process] That begins with an analysis of her social media and not just what is being posted, but only the electronic trail that occurs when you communicate online or via Wi-Fi. And it could be that the trail ended in the area of Grand Teton,” he said, speaking from Providence, Utah.
“It’s also important to note, it was really picking up steam on what they were calling ground surveys.”
They said it was possible Mr Laundry’s parents did not know where their son was, giving the authorities something that helped locate the remains.
“Perhaps they gave even more specific information about where a body might be, or where it was last seen,” he said.
Mr Montoya Jr., who previously also served as director of the National Counterintelligence Executive’s office from 2012-2014, said the type of search carried out on Saturday morning showed that police had “some specific information”.
“The question becomes how did they know to go to that location. And there could have been some technical data from tracking their phone,” he said.
“It could also have been some more specific information coming from a human source, whether it was a note they left behind that they discovered.”
He added that parents may be being more “proactive” in providing information.
“The family, in fact, called the FBI to their house on Friday evening,” he said.
“And it could be that they finally had the information they needed to share because it’s no longer about protecting your son from accusations, but something more specific that they don’t want to get caught up in themselves. “
On Sunday, after news surfaced that the remains were found, the Laundry family issued a statement saying: “The news about Gabby Petito is heartbreaking. The Laundry family prays for Gabby and her family.”
Answers are sought when officers in Florida search Mr. Laundry’s home, and try and locate him.
His family said the last time they saw him was Tuesday before going for a hike in the 24,565-acre Carlton Reserve, which has 80 miles of hiking, horseback riding and biking trails.
On Monday, the FBI said it had “no additional comment” at this time, other than what was posted on its Twitter feed.
North Port Police did not immediately respond to questions.
Lawyers for both the laundry family and Ms. Petito’s family also did not respond to inquiries.
Meanwhile, in Jackson, Wyoming, officials are preparing to conduct a post-mortem of the remains believed to be Ms. Petito’s remains, in order to both officially identify her and to determine the cause of death. be able to try
Teton County Coroner Brent Blue has said he will take the test on Tuesday, but there is speculation he may push the process.
Granthshala Understands that the couple’s van was filmed at a location a mile from where the remains were found around 11 a.m. on Sunday. Jane and Kyle Bethune, who is traveling across America in a van, and filmed the white transit van in that park on the evening of August 27.
Bethunes posted its video on Saturday evening, nearly 12 hours after the FBI searched the camp where the remains were finally found.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Brian Laundrie