A police tape can be seen outside Brian Laundrie's family home. He is a "person-of interest" in the case involving Gabby Petito's death in Wyoming National Park, North Port, Florida on September 22, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's parents, is worried about him possibly sustaining injuries.
Insider was told by a lawyer that Christopher and Roberta Laundrie are concerned about their son.
Brian Laundrie is still missing, and authorities are searching for him since days.
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Insider has learned that Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fianc, is worried about his self-injury as the manhunt continues for the missing 23 year-old. A lawyer representing the family of the man told Insider Friday.
Roberta and Christopher Laundrie are "very worried" about their son. Petito was declared a person-of-interest in the disappearance of Petito, 22-year-old Petito's death. Steven Bertolino (the attorney for Brian Laundrie) told Insider.
Bertolino stated that the FBI had previously interviewed the parents "in respect to locating Brian".
Brian Laundrie was reported missing by his parents on September 17. They said that their son had gone for a walk with only a backpack just three days before and never returned to North Port, Florida.
Bertolino said that he left his home with Petito without a mobile phone or wallet. He also has no known means of communication.
Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie. Police Department North Port
Authorities from several law enforcement agencies including the FBI have been searching the vast, alligator infested nature preserve close to the house where Brian Laundrie was reported to have gone for the hike since September 18.
Petito's corpse was discovered at a remote campsite in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, on September 19. According to initial findings of a coroner, her death was later ruled a murder.
In the meantime, aerial and ground searches for Brian Laundrie continued at the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve, Sarasota County, Friday. This was a day after the FBI's Denver Field Office announced that a Wyoming federal court had issued an arrest warrant.
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Brian Laundrie is charged with one count. He was accused of using "unauthorized access devices" (including a Capital One debit card) from August 30 through September 1, following the death Petito.
According to the indictment, Brian Laundrie was accused of spending at most $1,000 on the card over the three-day period.
North Port Police Commander Joe Fussell stated, "The warrant does not change anything for us," while walking through the Carlton Reserve on Friday in a video that was released by the police department.
Fussell stated, "We're trying as hard as we did the first day to find him," and added, "We're not wasting time out there." We're doing all we can to locate Brian in the area our intelligence has indicated that he might be.
Petito and Brian Laundrie set off on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van, leaving Petito's New York hometown on July 2. They also documented their journeys via social media.
According to police and her relatives, Petito kept in touch with her family during their travels until the communication stopped abruptly in August.
Brian Laundrie, the husband of Petito, returned to Florida on September 1, in the van he and Petito had been travelling in. Her family reported the young woman missing 10 days later.
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