Police in Florida are searching a 24,565-acre park for Brian Laundry, the fiancé of missing YouTuber Gabby Petito.
The FBI is assisting in the search of the Carlton Reserve outside the city of North Port.
Mr Laundry’s family told police they believe he came to the area earlier this week and has not seen him since Tuesday.
The North Port Police announced the search operation in a tweet on Saturday morning.
Carlton Reserve is home to wild boar, alligator and leopard and has 80 miles of hiking trails. warnings on parks Website He says that most of the roads are submerged at this time.
Mr Laundry, who was named as a person of interest after his fiancé went missing, refused to speak to police after returning alone from the couple’s road trip across the United States.
He has not been seen for several days, according to his lawyer, who informed the authorities that his family has not seen him since Tuesday.
Lawyers for the Laundry family called FBI investigators Friday night, indicating that the family wanted to talk about their son’s disappearance. The family now claims they have not seen Brian since Tuesday of this week, Josh Taylor, Public Information Officer of the North Port Police told New York Post.
In a statement sharing a photo of Mr. Laundry and requesting information about his whereabouts, police said they are now investigating a number of missing persons in relation to Mr. Laundry and Ms. Petito and that when he was with his fiancée. was a person interested in the disappearance, then he was not wanted in connection with any offence.
“We understand the frustration of the community, we are also disappointed,” the North Post Police Department said.
Mr Laundry returned home alone from the couple’s cross-country van trip on 1 September. Her parents reported her missing 10 days later.
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