Note Found On Brian Laundrie's Car Sparks Huge Debate
Published in Sep 2021 / Updated in Oct 2021
The day after Brian Laundrie disappeared, a note found on his car sparked a considerable debate.
This is the latest update since the discovery of a female body in Wyoming's National Park, which matches the description of 22-year-old Gabby Petito.
Here is the breakdown of the case and why the note might matters.
A Woman Found In Wyoming
Gabby Petito was reported missing on September 11th, after her mother and father didn't hear from her in days. Gabby was living with her boyfriend turned fiancé in Florida. The last time Gabby spoke to her family was in late August.
After the road trip, Brian returned to his family home on September 1st. Gabby was not with him.
He is now missing and is considered a person of interest, as the nation awaits confirmation whether the body of a woman found in Wyoming is Gabby's.
North Port police chief Todd Garrison issues a statement:
"We are pleading with anyone, including Brian, to share information with us on her whereabouts in the past few weeks. The lack of information from Brian is hindering this investigation. The answers will eventually come out."
The couple shared their life on the road on Gabby's Instagram account, but things turned south, and even police got involved in their argument during their Utah visit.
Petito Family Is Looking For Answers
Gabby's family shared several heartbreaking statements, including:
"Brian is also refusing to explain why he left Gabby all alone and drove her van to Florida. These are critical questions that require immediate answers."
Nichole Schmidt, Gabby's mom, received the last message from her daughter on August 30th, but she is convinced that it was not her daughter sending it.
The final message said:
"No service in Yosemite."
Gabby's mom told New York Post:
"The van was in Florida on the 1st [of September]. I think I can do the math."
The Damning Footage
As the search for answers continues, the Moab City police department released a full, over an hour-long video of body footage from the couple's argument in Utah.
In the distressing video, Petito is pleading:
"I have really bad OCD. I was apologizing to him, saying I'm sorry I'm so mean."
"We've been fighting all morning. He wouldn't let me in the car before... He told me I needed to calm down."
"She just gets worked up sometimes, I try to distance myself from her. I locked the car."
"I said, 'Let's just take a breather.' She had her phone. I was trying to push her away to say, 'Let's just take a step back.'"
The police described it as a "mental/emotional health break," not a case of domestic abuse.
Laundrie Family Is Staying Mum
Brian's family has kept quiet for the most part.
His sister Cassandra said last week that the family "want Gabby to be found safe."
"She's like a sister, and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and found, and this to be just a big misunderstanding."
FBI Is Working On The Case, Brian Is Still Missing
After founding a body in the Grand Teton national park in Wyoming, FBI's agents confirmed that "the remains are "consistent with the description of Petito."
The FBI agent added:
"Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery."
In the meantime, Laundrie has been missing for a whole week now. The authorities found out he was missing three days later.
As the family was searching for Brian, they found more than just his car.
The note was from The North Port Police Department, asking Brian to remove the vehicle.
The family decided to leave it, thinking Brian might come back and find it.
People Online Are Not Waiting For The Trial
The vast majority is convinced that Brian is behind the tragic loss of Gabby Petito, despite not being a suspect but a person of interest.
Here are some of the social network responses as the words await further development in this tragic case.
Most agreed that the whole family was covering for Brian, but there is no proof for it.
The FBI searched the family home, and we have yet to find if there were some new leads on this tragic case.