Federal arrest warrant issued for Brian Laundrie

Missing Traveler
Posted at 6:11 PM, Sep 23, 2021

The FBI announced that the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie.

The indictment alleges Laundrie illegally used a bank card between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.

The indictment makes no mention of his fiancée, 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Her remains were found at a Wyoming campsite over the weekend. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Laundrie is considered a person of interest in the case.

Law enforcement officials are scouring Florida's 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve for Laundrie, where he reportedly went hiking.

Petito went missing last month amid a months-long cross-country road trip the couple had been taking.

On Aug. 12, police encountered the couple after bystanders witnessed them fighting at a convenience store in Moab, Utah.

No arrests were made, and the couple was told to separate for the night.

Petito's family says they last spoke with her on Aug. 25.

Laundrie returned to his Florida home without Petito on Sept. 1. She was declared missing on Sept. 11.

The city of Moab, Utah has now started a formal investigation into the incident August 12th between Moab police, Petito and Laundrie. It sent a statement that said the incident as, "naturally led to questions from the media and the public about the call. During the past week, our police officers have been both praised and criticized for their response and their resolution of the incident involving Ms. Petito and Mr. Laundrie."

It goes on to say, "At this time, the City of Moab is unaware of any breach of Police Department policy during this incident. However, the City will conduct a formal investigation and, based on the results, will take any next steps that may be appropriate."

Thursday, the serach continued at Carlton Reserve, for Laundrie. North Port PD sent new video that shows the joint effort between several agencies.
The video also showed a swamp buggy making it's way through heavy brush and standing water.

Commander Joe Fussell said, "This is a tremendous, massive land. The more people, the more effective we are. And they bring resources in, like the swamp buggies. These swamp buggies are important for us because you're at a higher altitutde looking down and you can get into the deeper water, deeper marsh."