Miranda Baker claimed to have seen Brian Laundry on August 29
North Port Police have confirmed that they spoke to a TikTok user who claimed Brian Laundry was given a ride just days after missing woman Gabby Petito was seen alive.
Petito has been missing for almost a month: her mother, Nicole Schmidt, was last reported to have spoken with her daughter and family on August 25. file a missing report On September 11, police named Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundry a Person of Interest this week as the search for Petito intensified.
Miranda Baker said in a video posted on TikTok on Friday that she and her boyfriend spotted the laundry hitchhiking on the side of the road at 5:30 p.m. on August 29. He said he talked to the police About the encounter.
North Port Police told Granthshala News that they actually spoke with Baker.
“We have spoken with him and are potentially using his information in our timeline,” department spokesman Josh Taylor said in an email.
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Baker explained in the video that she and her boyfriend saw Laundry hiking alone in Grand Teton National Park – where Gabby was last confirmed alive. Baker claimed that Laundry offered the couple $200 to drive them about ten miles down the road.
“It was weird,” Baker said in the video, noting that Laundry had mentioned her fiancé.
When Baker said they were heading to Jackson, she said the laundry “wasted” and demanded that they leave her immediately.
“He got out of the car, and then ‘I’m going to find someone else a hitchhiker,’ and we’re fine,” Baker said. “It was a strange situation.”
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Baker highlighted that despite claiming that he had been camping for days, the laundry did not look dirty and seemed to have little in his bag. In a later video, Baker gives an in-depth analysis of the timeline and locations of his encounter with the laundry, including where he picked it up and dropped it.
She also noted that Laundry told her that she and Petito had been camping at an unregulated camp site and slept on a tarp during that time.
“I’m really hoping they find him,” Baker says before ending the video.
The video went on around the same time that police entered the laundry house, at which point her parents told her they hadn’t seen her since Tuesday and asked to file a missing persons report.