John Walsh, the former host of 'America's Most Wanted,' questions if anyone actually saw Brian Laundrie in his home when his attorney said he was there

FBI agents begin to remove evidence from Brian Laundrie's family home. This is after Gabby Petito, his fianc, went missing in North Port, Florida, on September 20, 2021. Octavio Jones/Getty Images
John Walsh, host of "In Pursuit," stated that he doubts Brian Laundrie ever visited the Carlton Reserve.

Walsh stated to CNN that he believes he wasn't there.

Walsh was curious if anyone had seen Laundrie since his return to his family home.

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John Walsh, host of "In Pursuit", joined the search to find Brian Laundrie. He was skeptical that anyone saw Laundrie at his family home after he returned from September 1st.

"I am of a different persuasion, and have a different view on returning to the swamp. Walsh said that he believes he wasn't there. Walsh spoke to CNN about police efforts in the Carlton Nature Reserve.

Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida with his family on September 1. This was 10 days after Gabby Petito reported that she was missing on September 11. Petito and Laundrie were traveling together across the country.

Laundrie refused assistance to authorities in search of Petito and invoked his Fifth Amendment right.

Steven Bertolini, his attorney, stated that Laundrie was still at the family's home but that he had informed the police on September 17 that he had last heard from them a few days earlier.

Tuesday's FBI report confirmed that Petito's remains were found near Grand Teton National Park. It also stated her death as a homicide.

Florida police are still looking for Laundrie who is being considered "person of interest" in Petito’s disappearance.

Walsh stated that he doubts Laundrie ever visited the Carlton Reserve. He told CNN that Laundrie was bought by his parents and the lawyer he spoke to over the phone for five days and four days to escape from this.

He challenged the family's claim that Laundrie went to the reserve on Tuesday. He thought it unusual that his Ford Mustang was found by the family and left a note asking him to return.

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Walsh stated that Walsh found the car in a preserve of 60,000 acres. Walsh also said there were reports that the car did not leave the driveway at the time the family claimed it did.

On Monday, police searched the home of the family and declared it a crime site. The car that Brian, according to his family, drove to the reserve was removed by a tow truck. Investigators were also seen bringing large flat cardboard boxes and evidence bags into their home.

Walsh was however more concerned about the fact that no reports were made of Laundrie being seen in person.

"I've been asking all sorts of reporters... "Has anyone seen any confirmation that the man was in that house?" What if he returned with the van? He was there for ten more days. It took a lot of time to prepare for an escape. The van could have been scrapped. Walsh stated that he was surprised by the FBI's discovery of anything in the van or in the house. "So, ten days he was there, did anyone ever see him?" Walsh said. Brian was never seen by his neighbors.

Walsh suggested that Walsh and his family could have taken a photograph of their son next the newspaper, with the date written on it, to prove he was there.

Walsh stated that "All the time the FBI, North Port police and Bertolino have been going on a word of the lawyer that he was in the house" and that everyone wasn't surprised when they called Friday to say he'd been missing since Tuesday.

Laundrie is a "person-of interest" and not considered a suspect. Laundrie has not been charged for any crime. Insider reached out to the FBI and North Port Police Department for comment, but they did not respond at the time of publication.

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