Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has said he is disappointed that Brian Laundry’s whereabouts are unknown.
Speaking on Fox News Miami on Friday, Mr DeSantis said he hoped Mr Laundry would be “caught and brought to justice” if found guilty of the crime by authorities.
He added: “It’s a little disappointing that we still don’t have this man’s whereabouts”.
Meanwhile, North Port Police said they found no new evidence of Mr Laundry’s location at Carlton Reserve on Friday. Police and the FBI have been searching the 25,000-acre natural preserve for more than a month – where Mr. Laundry was reportedly hiking alone – and the use of a human remains-detection dog in their efforts. has been employed.
Officials have previously said that 50 percent of what is believed to have changed is that Mr Laundry is still alive.
Earlier this week, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg suggested that “murder charges are imminent.”
Shortly after the post-mortem results were out on Tuesday. Mr Aronberg tweeted: “Gabby Petito’s death was previously ruled a homicide.
“Today we learned that the cause of death was strangulation. Its most likely that murder charges are imminent. “
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue revealed that Ms. Petito had died by strangulation by hand. According to Dr. Blue, Ms. Petito died on September 19, 3-4 weeks before the condition of her body. The coroner said that, under Wyoming state law, he can only release the manner and cause of death. All other details related to the autopsy are not yet open to the public.
On Thursday, Ms Petito’s body was released to her parents, who are currently in Wyoming, after weeks of autopsy. After that his body was sent to the local morgue for cremation.
Petito case years away from freezing, says crime scene investigator
Sheryl McCollum, crime scene investigator and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, said the Petito case was far from cool.
“As far as it’s a cold case… it’s a department by definition of a department, but across the board, people will generally accept three to five years, absolutely no new leads, no new evidence.” No, nothing new (until it gets cold), and that’s far from where we are,” she told CNN.
“That’s not the case here at all. Local departments, where they can believe there is a sighting, will generally keep that person at the forefront of their mind for years,” she said.
Memorial Bench to be built outside North Port City Hall
A Gabby Petito memorial bench will be erected outside North Port City Hall, where an urgent memorial to the 22-year-old’s murder stood until earlier this week, the city has confirmed.
As Fox 7 News reports, the three-person bench will be made of steel and will be shiny, colorful and attractive.
Aaron Betzner, bench designer and owner of metal-fabrication company A Squared Fabrication, said that when he heard that a memorial to Ms. Petito would be made permanent, he wanted to help.
He told the outlet that he was working with a member of the Petito family to ensure that the final piece would align with the family’s vision for the memorial.
“Butterflies were the number one biggest, biggest thing,” Mr Betzner said, and confirmed that the bench would have 15 butterflies along with features designed to attract the beautiful winged insect.
He said the bench would be like “a little sanctuary” where people could “come and sit, reflect on their lives, reflect on Gabby”.
The final version will be white with colored butterflies. It is expected to be delivered by the end of November.
Why did officials conduct a ‘training exercise’ at Carlton Reserve on Friday?
On Friday, officers participating in a “special response team training” activity were seen entering Carlton Reserve armed with rifles.
Former FBI agent Dennis Franks told NewsNation Now that he found the training “interesting but not necessarily unusual”, adding that it could also be an economical means of continuing search efforts.
“When you have a lot of resources dedicated to something, it involves a lot of expense and resources. It would not be unusual to include training at the same time,” he said.
He said the training could have been predetermined and the people in charge decided to conduct training in the reserve to aid in the ongoing search.
Mr Franks suggested that the FBI and North Port Police likely have additional information that is not being shared publicly, which has kept their investigative efforts focused on conserving nature.
Gabby Petito Timeline
July 2 – Gabby Petito and Brian Laundry leave New York for a road trip.
August 12 – The couple is seen arguing in Moab City, Utah. Concerned bystanders call the police, who intervene, capturing the brawl on video on the officers’ body cameras. One official describes the incident as a “mental health crisis”.
August 17 – Brian heads home from Salt Lake City to collect some items and lock up the couple’s storage unit, as the couple considers expanding their trip.
August 23 – Brian flies back to Salt Lake City.
August 25 – Gabby has a video call with her mother – the last known quote from the 22-year-old.
August 27 – Gabby and Brian are seen involved in an uproar leaving Merry Piglet’s Tex-Mex restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming.
August 30 – Last text message sent from Gabby’s phone.
September 1 – Brian returns to North Port, Florida, where the couple lived without Gabby.
September 11 – Gabby’s family begins a missing person investigation.
September 14 – Police declare Brian a “person of interest” in the case.
September 17 – Brian’s family calls investigators to their home, admitting that Brian has been missing since September 14.
September 18 – North Port Police begins a search for Brian at Carlton Reserve
September 19 – The FBI announces that a body has been discovered in Teton County, Wyoming, believed to be Gabby.
September 20 – The FBI searches the laundry home, now declared a crime scene.
September 21 – Lawyers for the Petito family confirm that the body found in Wyoming is Gabby. The FBI confirmed his death to be a homicide.
September 23 – The FBI issues a federal arrest warrant for Bryan, relating to “activities following Gabby’s death”.
October 12 – The Teton County coroner announces Gabby’s cause of death: strangulation.
TikTok Journalist Compares Brian Laundry’s Social Media Activity to 2011 Mass Shooter
California-based journalist Danielle Radin said, “Let’s talk about Brian’s more and more dangerous Instagram activity in the days that led to Petito’s death and how we can see other instances of violence where his social media Activity also became erratic and downright strange.” on Tiktok.
In a TikTok video, Ms Radin examines Mr Laundry’s Instagram caption on 13 August, which she describes as “rants”, and notes their differences from her previous post which had only brief captions.
“This kind of behavior can be disturbing when there is violence, as has happened here,” she said.
She then compares Mr Laundry’s social media activity before Gabby’s disappearance to Jared Loughner, who pleaded guilty to 19 counts of murder and attempted murder in connection with a 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona.
“It is a pattern. Over and over again we see people commit unimaginable acts of violence. There is a shift in their online and social media presence that becomes more and more precarious and angry.”
‘She’s living her dream at 22’: never-before-seen interview with Gabby Petito’s parents
Video footage from September 14 has surfaced of Joseph and Tara Pettito – Gabby’s father and stepmother – talking with WFLA reporter Justin Schaecker.
The interview took place four days after Gabby was declared a missing person, and five days before her body was discovered in Wyoming; It was clear that Petitos was proud of his daughter and looked forward to returning home.
“She’s living her dream at age 22,” said Mr. Petito.
Ms Petito said: “I was proud of her ability to be able to travel across the country.
“She was an amazing, wonderful artist… I brag to everyone what an amazing artist she is. It’s really about trying to find her and bring her home so she can continue to have that beauty “
While the couple said they had concerns about traveling the country at such a young age, it was clear that they were proud that she was living her life to the fullest.
“She is amazing, and we have to do what it takes to bring her home,” said Mr. Petito.
Sisters drive through Minnesota to put up banners on the laundry family’s lawn
The women headed to North Port, Florida to put up signs in the yard that read, “What if how was it?”
Cassie Laundry is the sister of missing Brian Laundry, who hasn’t been seen for a month and for whom police have launched a nationwide search.
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