Bryan Laundrie was 'person of interest,' but not a suspect in disappearance of his 22-year old girlfriend
Police found human remains believed to be missing woman Gabby Petito on Sunday in Wyoming, a tragic discovery that could nonetheless help answer questions about what happened to the 22-year-old.
Now, the case turns to the search for her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, who returned home to Florida without her earlier this month, declined to talk to investigators and then went missing last week. The search for him had centered on a nature reserve near his home, but North Port Police said Monday they have shifted their focus.
“At this time, we currently believe we have exhausted all avenues in searching the grounds there,” North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor said. On Monday morning, police and FBI investigators surrounded and entered Laundrie’s home in North Port.
Petito and Laundrie had been road-tripping in a white van through the American West this summer, all while regularly posting photos and stories to their social media pages with the hashtag #vanlife.
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