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Crime: Gabby Petito: New details emerge about Brian Laundrie's behavior in the days after his fiance went missing

Gabby Petito Has Been Missing for 6 Days: What We Know

  Gabby Petito Has Been Missing for 6 Days: What We Know Petito's family has continued to urge her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, to come forward with any information after he returned home to Florida without Petito.Petito and Laundrie departed from Long Island, New York (where Petitio is originally from) on July 2 to travel cross-country in her white 2012 Ford Transit van. Social media posts from Petito showed that the van was outfitted as a camper.

The search for Brian Laundrie, who according to a source left behind his wallet and cell phone when last seen departing his parents' home 10 days ago, is set to resume Friday at a nature reserve in southwestern Florida.

a man standing next to a stone wall: Pictures of Gabby Petito and her boyfriend/fiance before her disappearance © from gabspetito/Instagram Pictures of Gabby Petito and her boyfriend/fiance before her disappearance

New details also are emerging about Laundrie as he is now the subject of a federal arrest warrant for events following the death of fiancé Gabby Petito, whose remains were found Sunday in Wyoming.

The US District Court of Wyoming issued a warrant for Laundrie, according to the FBI's Denver field office, after a grand jury indicted him for his "use of unauthorized devices" after Petito died.

Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito

  Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. The FBI said the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds. The cause of death not yet been determined, said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones. “Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified,” Jones said. “This is an incredibly difficult time for (Petito’s) family and friends.”An attorney who has been acting as a spokesman for the Petito family could not be reached immediately for comment.

Laundrie used a debit card and PIN number for accounts that did not belong to him for charges totaling more than $1,000 between the dates of August 30 and September 1, according to the indictment.

An attorney for Laundrie's family emphasized that the warrant was not for Petito's death but related to activities that took place afterward.

"It is my understanding that the arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie is related to activities occurring after the death of Gabby Petito and not related to her actual demise," Steve Bertolino said in a statement. "The FBI is focusing on locating Brian and when that occurs the specifics of the charges covered under the indictment will be addressed in the proper forum."

FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said, "While this 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. We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie's role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI."

Gabby Petito Timeline: What We Know So Far

  Gabby Petito Timeline: What We Know So Far The 22-year-old vlogger went missing following a cross-country trip with boyfriend Brian Laundrie, who later returned home alone.Laundrie returned home from the trip alone at the start of September and was last seen around mid-September.

Local and federal officials continue to search for any signs of Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve, a roughly 25,000-acre nature preserve near his parents' home in North Port. The search had paused Thursday overnight due to darkness and will resume Friday, the North Port Police Department said.

Law enforcement began their search of the area after Laundrie's family said to police last Friday that he had not been seen for days, telling his family he was headed to the reserve before not being heard from again.

On Thursday, a source close to the Laundrie family told CNN's Chris Cuomo that Laundrie left his parents' home without his cell phone and wallet on the last day they reported seeing him.

Laundrie's parents were concerned that he might hurt himself, the source said.

North Port Police public information officer Josh Taylor declined to comment to CNN on the report, saying, "I cannot give any statement to a timeline at this time. That investigation is being conducted by the FBI."

Day 4 of search in Florida park for Gabby Petito's boyfriend

  Day 4 of search in Florida park for Gabby Petito's boyfriend ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Search teams fanned out Wednesday at a Florida wilderness park to search for the boyfriend of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him. The search resumed around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the 24,000-acre (9,700-hectare) Carlton Reserve park, North Port police spokesperson Joshua Taylor said. Investigators say Brian Laundrie's parents told them he had gone there after returning home without Petito on Sept. 1.

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tensions between the couple may have mounted, others say

Witnesses are providing additional details about Petito and Laundrie in the lead-up to their disappearances.

A couple from Louisiana vacationing in Jackson, Wyoming, says they saw an incident last month in a restaurant involving Petito and Laundrie.

Nina Angelo and her boyfriend, Matt England, saw a "commotion" as Petito and Laundrie were leaving The Merry Piglets Tex-Mex restaurant, Angelo told CNN on Wednesday.

Petito was in tears and Laundrie was visibly angry, going into and out of the restaurant several times and continuing to show anger toward the staff around the hostess stand, Angelo said. The couples' waitress was also visibly shaken by the incident, according to Angelo, who told CNN she did not see any violence or physical altercation between Petito and Laundrie.

A manager at Merry Piglets, who declined to give her name, did see "an incident" at the restaurant on August 27 and called the FBI on Wednesday, she told CNN. The manager declined to describe what happened and said the restaurant did not have surveillance video of the incident.

Arrest Warrant for Brian Laundrie Issued in Wyoming Following Gabby Petito's Death

  Arrest Warrant for Brian Laundrie Issued in Wyoming Following Gabby Petito's Death Brian Laundrie, considered a person of interest in Gabby Petito's disappearance, has not been seen since he was reported missing last FridayLaundrie, who has been considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was indicted by a federal grand jury for "use of unauthorized access devices" following Petito's death.

Earlier in August, police in Moab, Utah, had an encounter with the couple, where officers describe them as having "engaged in some sort of altercation."

Although the two are described as getting into a physical fight following an argument, "both the male and female reported they are in love and engaged to be married and desperately didn't wish to see anyone charged with a crime," a report from officer Eric Pratt says.

'We won't forget you'

Petito and Laundrie had posted online regularly about their travels with the hashtag #VanLife as they ventured out west, but those posts abruptly stopped in late August.

Petito's family told police they were last in contact with her during the last week of August, North Port police say. Laundrie returned to the couple's home, where his parents also live, on September 1, according to police.

Petito was reported missing September 11 after her family had not been able to get in touch with her.

Her remains were discovered on September 19 in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest and were identified by a coroner two days later, according to the FBI.

"The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results," the FBI says.

On Wednesday, a small crowd gathered in Salt Lake City to mourn the death of Petito.

"We won't forget about you. We won't let your light dim," vigil organizer Serena Chavez said before the group.

"We will remember other women or children who are missing," Chavez continued. "Their families are devastated, and I can only imagine what Gabby's family is going through."

Brian Laundrie search: Timeline of events since he returned to Florida becomes clearer .
Reports that Brian Laundrie camped with his family this month before Gabby Petito was reported missing appear to clarify a timeline of his movements after he returned to Florida without his fiancée, who eventually was found dead in Wyoming. © From gabspetito/Instagram Brian Laundrie is pictured in a post on Gabby Petito's Instagram account on February 14, 2021. The Laundrie family stayed at a Florida campground dozens of miles from their North Port home between September 6 and 8, officials said, days before Petito's family reported her missing after the couple were on a cross-country van trip.

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