Arrest Warrant Issued For Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s Missing Fiancé

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Brian Laundrie has been placed under federal arrest. He is the fianc to Gabby Petito (22 years old), whose body was discovered earlier this week. She went missing in August while on a cross-country trip.

The Moab Police Department has provided this video of Brian Laundrie speaking to a... [+] Utah officer. ASSOCIATED PRS

The Key Facts

After Petito vanished, a Wyoming federal grand jury issued an arrest warrant. Laundrie was accused of using a debit card to unauthorized access two Capitol One bank accounts. A Wyoming coroner preliminarily ruled Petitos death a homicide. The FBI's Denver office requested that anyone who has any information about Laundrie or his involvement in Petitos disappearance or death, come forward. Laundrie has been missing since September 14, when he was reported missing by his parents. He had gone on a hike in the Carlton Reserve, Sarasota County. Three days later, they reported him missing and authorities searched the reserve for him for five days.

Important Background

Police said that Petito was reported missing by her family first on Sept. 11, ten day after Laundrie returned home from work without her. Laundrie refused cooperation with the investigation and was later reported missing. On Monday, the FBI searched Petito's North Port, Fla. home. A search team located a body that matched Petito's description in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Petitos family claimed she was there in late August. A coroner later confirmed that Petito was the victim.

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