Brian Laundrie's parents say their missing son vanished a day earlier than what they previously told police

Brian Laundrie speaking to the Moab City Police Department in Utah on August 12, 2021. Moab City Police Department
Brian Laundrie's parents claim that their son disappeared a day earlier than what they had previously stated to police.

Steven Bertolino, attorney for the family, stated that Laundrie was reported missing on September 13, and not September 14.

Laundrie is the only person of interest in Gabby Petito's case and remains the subject to an FBI-led FBI search.

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Brian Laundrie's parents claim that their son, who is the sole person of concern in the Gabby Petito investigation, vanished one day earlier than they had previously reported to police. The family lawyer Tuesday said this.

Christopher and Roberta Laundrie reported Laundrie missing on September 17 to Florida police. They told investigators that Laundrie was last seen on September 14, when he went on a hike in the vast Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County with only a backpack.

Steven Bertolino, the attorney for the family, claims that Laundrie has now left her parents to visit the nature preserve of 25,000 acres.

Bertolino said that the Laundries based Brian's departure date on their recollection about certain events.

Bertolino said, "Upon further communication from the FBI and confirmation that the Mustang was at the Laundrie residence Wednesday, September 15th, we now believe that Brian left the preserve to hike on Monday, September 13th."

Bertolino stated that Laundrie drove his Ford Mustang family car to the reserve. It is about 20 miles away from his North Port, Florida, home. After Laundrie didn't return, his parents drove the Mustang back to their home.

The FBI raided Laundrie's family home, where Petito lived, on September 20. Investigators ordered the Ford Mustang to be tow away.

Since then, the vehicle was returned to the Laundrie family.

Petito, 22 years old, was missing during a cross-country "van life" road trip with Laundrie in search of national parks out West.

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On July 2, the engaged couple embarked on a road trip. Police have confirmed that Laundrie returned to Florida with the van on September 1, but without Petito.

Petito was found unresponsive at a Wyoming campsite on September 19, and her death was later ruled as a homicide.

Laundrie is still under FBI surveillance. He is being sought by authorities for a bank fraud-related offense.

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