Federal Arrest Warrant Issued For Brian Laundrie, FBI Says
Published in Sep 2021 / Updated in Oct 2021
Brian Laundrie is no longer only a person of interest or a missing person. The FBI issued a federal warrant for his arrest.
The FBI stated that a grand jury has indicted brian Laundrie on charges "related to Mr. Laundrie's activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito."
Court documents show Laundrie was charged for the "use of unauthorized access devices" following Petito's death. Apparently, Brian is charged with intent to defraud for one or more unauthorized uses of a Capital One Bank card between August 30 and September 1, collecting over $1,000.
CNN reports that Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said that while the warrant "allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito's homicide."
FBI Denver posted the update on Twitter:
The news came right after The City of Moab, Utah, announced that they would be investigating how the police forces handled a 911 call and the incident between Gaby Petito and Brian Laundrie on August 12.
Laundrie has not been seen for at least a week, though neighbors claim it might be over ten days.
The authorities are leaving no stone unturned in Carlton Reserve, as Brian's parents confirmed that he went there to camp.
Brian Laundrie's silver Ford Mustang was returned to his family on Thursday after confiscating it earlier this week.
Laundrie's parents are staying quiet, though, under Florida law, they could've helped their son, and if he never crossed state borders, they would not be charged.
Several reports came to light regarding the relationship between late Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie. Witnesses saw strange behavior and tension while the couple was on their road trip, documented on Instagram, under hashtag #VanLife.
Since this is now a homicide investigation, and Brian Laundrie is considered the last person to see Gabby Petito alive, the investigators ask the public to assist in locating Laundrie.
The vigil was held in Utah, where a small group of people gathered to remember Gabby and support all the efforts to find out what happened to the 22-year-old woman.