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The FBI entered and searched the family home of Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie in Florida on Monday, a day after investigators across the country found what they believe to be her remains. Petito and Laundrie had been road-tripping in a white van through the American West this summer, all while regularly posting photos and stories to their social media pages with the hashtag #vanlife.

Those posts abruptly stopped in late August, though. Laundrie returned to his home in North Port, Florida, with their van but without Petito on September 1, according to police. Petito’s family, unable to get in touch with her, reported her missing on September 11.

On Monday morning, FBI investigators surrounded and entered Laundrie’s parents’ home in North Port as part of a “court-authorized search warrant” related to the Petito case. His parents were escorted from the home before the search and then were brought back inside for questioning, police said.
The warrant comes as investigators are still searching for Laundrie, who returned to the Florida home without Petito earlier this month, declined to talk to investigators, and then went missing last week. The search for him had centered on a nature reserve near his home, but investigators shifted their focus after they “exhausted all avenues in searching the grounds there,” North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor said Monday.

Petito and Laundrie

On Sunday, human remains believed to be of Petito’s were found in Wyoming, a tragic discovery that could nonetheless help answer questions about what happened to the 22-year-old.

In the days since, her story has become a national obsession for many, spurring digital detectives to comb through their online trail to try to solve the case. The story has also further highlighted the tens of thousands of missing person stories that do not garner such intense interest; there were nearly 90,000 active missing person cases as of the end of 2020, according to the National Crime Information Center.

In particular with Gabby, her story has been covered far and wide; she is beautiful, white, blond, and young. It means that she is afforded a place on home pages based on those facts alone. There’s even a term for it; ‘Missing White Women Syndrome.’ It was coined by Gwen Ifill, an American journalist, and studied by sociologists. It refers to the veracity of which missing white women are disproportionately highlighted in news stories compared to missing people of color. It’s a compelling true-crime story with all the right twists and turns. And publicity can help solve crimes.


Another key reason is that the circumstances are strange and mysterious. Brian returned home from their cross-country trip alone with their van on September 1, a week after Gabby’s family last made contact with her. He refused to talk to police and then went missing himself, with footage this week showing the couple being pulled over by police a few weeks prior over a domestic incident.

Agents arrived at the Laundrie family home in North Port, Florida, the federal agency confirmed. No additional details were released.

Police in Florida also suspended their search in a nature reserve for the 23-year-old Laundrie, who is considered a person of interest in the unsolved case after driving Petito’s van home alone from a cross-country road trip.

The North Port Police Department “currently has no plans to conduct a major search” for Laundrie at the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida, the agency said in a statement. His parents reported him missing late last week and said he was in that area, police have said.

The department said it has “exhausted all avenues in searching of the grounds there.” It was not immediately clear if investigators were searching elsewhere for Laundrie.

Some of these tiktok women think that they are more important than the sun itself. Just stay away from badly raised bimbos.

The 911 caller who reported a [U]“domestic dispute”[/U] between Brian Laundrie and [U]Gabby Petito[/U] in Moab, Utah, on Aug. 12 was heard telling a dispatcher that “the gentleman was slapping the girl” and hitting her, Fox News has confirmed Monday after exclusively obtaining the audio of the call.

“He was slapping her?” the dispatcher was heard asking.

“Yes, and then we stopped. They ran up and down the sidewalk. He proceeded to hit her, hopped in the car and they drove off,” the caller added.


The audio provides a closer glimpse at the circumstances surrounding the couple’s encounter with police weeks before Petito vanished. A body that investigators believed to be Petito’s turned up Sunday in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, while Laundrie’s current whereabouts Monday remain unknown.

The 911 call apparently contradicted a prior report written by police in which a responding officer had written that “no one reported that the male struck the female.”

Last week, Fox News reported that a witness had called 911 around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 over “possible domestic violence” near Moonflower Community Cooperative in Moab and said he saw Petito and Laundrie arguing over a phone.

“The driver of the van, a male, had some sort of argument with the female, Gabbie,” a responding officer wrote in a police report, citing conversations he had with Petito, Laundrie, and the witness.

“The male tried to create distance by telling Gabbie to go take a walk to calm down, she didn’t want to be separated from the male, and began slapping him,” the report said. “He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van, he tried to lock her out and succeeded except for his driver’s door, she opened that and forced her way over him and into the vehicle before it drove off.”

Now that I think about. Women go missing all the time. Black women go missing all over the world. They’re the most likely to be trafficked. Uet I can’t remember hearing about Nyeuthi missing make international news. I swear if Obama’s kids went Missing they would receive less attention the Obama housefly.



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Yeah media love to profile white women with blonde hair and a peculiar look. They would never recycle stories about any average looking woman. Kids go missing daily. They are never profiled.

Nyeusi kama @patco ikienda missing hatutamuona pale CNN?

He exists as a number in the system.

[SIZE=7]Body found in Wyoming confirmed to be Gabby Petito, death ruled a homicide, FBI confirms[/SIZE]

Important lessons to learn from Gabby’s tragic life and death.

1. Based on the body camera video posted by the officers who pulled Gabby and her fiancé over for suspicious driving, some viewers assumed Gabby was suffering from mental illness and Brian was the stable one.
2. Some people may have assumed both partners were equally abusive and equally at fault. The old “it takes two” myth that doesn’t really apply to most abusive situations.
3. Some people may have even assumed Gabby was the abuser and Brian was the victim.
4. These assumptions are classic. Why? Because, in many cases, the target manages to keep things together until her breaking point, at which time others may see her crying or hear her yelling or see her breaking, and then they assume she’s “crazy.”
5. Meanwhile, the abuser plays the part of the poor, patient partner who has to deal with this crazy person. But all the while, he’s been acting very differently behind closed doors, pushing her to this point intentionally and feeding on her emotional break. He LOVES to see evidence that he has hurt her. He LOVES to see her pain.
6. For this reason, “breaking her” has been his goal from the start. It may take him hours or weeks or months or even years to break her, but he won’t stop until he gets that reaction, and then he’ll point the finger and say, “See? She’s crazy. I’m just trying to keep her calm.” And then he’ll do it again. And again. And again.
7. As a result, some people will buy into that false narrative. Even the target. Which brings me to my next point.
8. In the video, we see Gabby making many excuses for Brian’s behavior, and she takes all the blame for everything he does.
9. We also see Brian blaming Gabby and saying he was just trying to keep her calm.
10. This is also the norm for victims of long-standing abuse. A target becomes conditioned to believe everything the abuser does is her fault.
11. Also, she clearly doesn’t want Brian to be in trouble. She’d rather pay the price and protect the man she loves. Also, remember she truly believes he only acted this way because of her, so she doesn’t want him to be blamed. This is also the norm.


12. Smart officers see right through this. Others buy the cover-up story. (And because some officers are also abusers, they all too frequently side with the abuser even when they know exactly what’s going on.)
13. I actually credit the police in Gabby’s situation. They were calm, they separated the couple, they interviewed them individually, they split them up for the night, they did everything right. I’m sure the officer has tremendous guilt about the end result and wonders if he could have prevented it, but I don’t blame the officers in this case. I was actually pretty surprised and impressed with how well they treated both Brian and Gabby (and, sadly, I was thinking how rare it is to see that.)
14. Many people have been shocked by Brian’s family’s refusal to cooperate with police. I’m not shocked at all. Let’s look at that a little more closely.
15. I’m also not surprised to learn that Gabby lived with the Laundrie family for a year. We all see this family will do anything to protect their son, even at the cost of an innocent young woman who was a real part of their family and soon to be their daughter in law. While most of us can certainly understand them wanting to protect their child, they crossed a moral line when Gabby went missing.
16. But I think it goes deeper than that. I think it shows them as a system of enablers who not only allowed Brian to abuse Gabby over a long term (which probably led to her intense anxiety) but also a system of gaslighters who were probably always shifting the truth to keep Gabby confused and make her believe she’s the problem. She was caught in an entire system of abuse. And once you’re in that web, it’s very very very difficult to see a way out.
17. I imagine they probably contributed to her abuse from the start and encouraged their son’s abusive behaviors by rewarding him, making excuses for him, blaming Gabby, flipping the script, and keeping her in the fog that breaks down a person’s psyche and spirit over time.
18. Gabby and Brian had been together since their teens. This is also common. These immature relationships work beautifully when both partners grow together and mature emotionally. But when one wants to keep the other down, naive, and under his control…and the other is growing, learning, and maturing, it doesn’t work.
19. We hear Gabby tell the officer that Brain didn’t think she could do her travel blog. It seems clear that he didn’t believe in her and was trying to make her not believe in herself.
20. She also says he didn’t like her working and that he locked her out of the van because she wouldn’t calm down. But when you listen to the full video, it sounds like he was upset because they’d spent too much time at the coffee shop with her working on her website when he wanted to go hiking. She wasn’t in her seat when he was ready to leave. Control issues?! He squeezed her face with his hand in anger. He cut her down and criticized her, verbally abusing her until she was a wreck of tears. He was breaking her spirit, intentionally.
21. Why? Because her focus wasn’t 100% on him. And because she had found a job she enjoyed and was good at and that allowed her to connect with other people, when he wanted her all to himself.
22. She now had this one little piece of her life that he couldn’t completely control, so he wanted fo get rid of that. It angered him. He punished her for it. See the pattern?
23. The overall takeaway? When you see someone crying like this, don’t assume she’s crazy. Don’t buy into the false narrative given by the abuser. Don’t believe the cover-up story by the target who has been conditioned to carry all the blame and shame. And don’t assume she’s going to be okay. She just may end up your next recovered body.
24. If you or someone you love are in an unhealthy relationship, please don’t assume it will get better in time. I haven’t heard one single story where it got better. Not one. Not with therapy. Not with church. Not with prayer or forgiveness or complete surrender. Nothing works when the abuser is determined to destroy that target. He will not stop until she is erased from this world or from her life. And in many cases, he’ll walk away without any consequences.

credit: Julie P Cantrell


[SIZE=7]Suspected human remains, items belonging to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park, FBI says[/SIZE]

North Port, Fla.

– Possible human remains were discovered inside Florida’s Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on Wednesday, the same day Chris and Roberta Laundrie, the parents of fugitive Brian Laundrie, were inside the park when “some articles belonging to Brian were found.”
A senior law enforcement source told News’ David Spunt “what appear to be human remains” were found at a site being searched by a cadaver dog within the park. The FBI is expected to provide an update regarding the investigation later on Wednesday.


The FBI Tampa’s Evidence Response Team is on the scene using “all available forensic resources” to process the area. According to McPherson, it’s likely the team will be on the scene for several days.
“I know you have a lot of questions, but we don’t have all the answers yet,” he said reading a statement for the media.

Bertolino confirmed that while searching areas that Brian frequented, “some articles belonging to Brian were found.

The discovery comes 37 days after Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, was reportedly last seen by his parents.
Earlier, the Sarasota County Medical Examiner and a cadaver dog were called to the park and aerial footage showed activity in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park near the Carlton Reserve.

Partial remains found by authorities searching for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé, were confirmed to be his after a review of dental records.

The remains were found in Florida’s Carlton Reserve on Wednesday after more than a month of searching for Laundrie, who was declared a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance before her body was found in Wyoming. The FBI field office in Denver announced that the remains were positively identified Thursday.

A spokesperson for the North Port Police told NBC News earlier Thursday that the remains were “skeletal.”

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie.@gabspetito / via Instagram

According to the FBI, the remains were found alongside personal items, such as a backpack and a notebook, belonging to Laundrie.

“These items were found in an area that up until recently had been under water,” Michael McPherson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Tampa office, said Wednesday.

Laundrie’s parents helped lead the FBI and North Port police to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, according to Steven Bertolino, an attorney for the Laundrie family.

“Chris and Roberta Laundrie were at the reserve earlier today when human remains and some of Brian’s possessions were located in an area where they had initially advised law enforcement that Brian maybe,” he said in another statement Wednesday evening.

Bertolino said in a phone interview with CNN on Wednesday night that “the probability is strong that it is Brian’s remains, but we’re going to wait for the forensic results [to] come in and verify that.”

The Carlton Reserve and neighboring Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are short drives north of the Laundrie family home.

[SIZE=7]Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession revealed, ‘I ended her life’[/SIZE]
By Michael Ruiz and Stephanie Pagones
Published June 24, 2022 1:27PM
Updated 2:28PM
Gabby Petito
FOX News

TAMPA, Fla. - The first public glimpse of a confession Brian Laundrie left in a notebook in the [U]Florida swamp[/U] where he killed himself last year reveals his final words.
“I ended her life,” reads the note, which [U]the FBI recovered[/U] from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on Oct. 20, 2021. “I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked. I was in shock.”


Laundrie wrote that he chose to end Petito’s life after she injured herself when she fell in Wyoming. He also wrote: “From the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn’t go on without her.”
Attorneys representing the Petito-Schmidt and Laundrie families met at the FBI’s Tampa Field Office on Friday. Fox News Digital has obtained copies of the notes scrawled by Laundrie before he took his own life.

“Please do not make life harder for my family,” the notebook states, “they lost a son and a daughter and a daughter – the most wonderful girl in the world. Gabby I’m sorry.”
Earlier in the note, he wrote: “I am sorry to my family. This is a shock to them as well [as] a terrible grief (sic).”

Fox News Digital tailed Laundrie’s parents to the park that morning, where they met a North Port detective and a member of the FBI and set off into the swamp for a look at where they believed their son had disappeared to weeks earlier. Extensive searches had been hindered by floodwaters until that point.
Christopher Laundrie stumbled across a dry bag that later turned out to belong to his son. A notebook collected by the FBI that morning contained the confession.
“Today the Petito family attorney, Patrick Reilly, and myself met with the FBI in Tampa to sort through and take possession of the personal items that belonged to Gabby and Brian,” Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino told Fox News Digital Friday. “As part of this return of property in FBI custody I was given Brian’s notebook and I have turned [the] same over to Chris and Roberta Laundrie.”
Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, also attended the Tampa meeting.
The FBI revealed in January that investigators [U]found Brian Laundrie’s confession[/U] in the notebook, which had been underwater for roughly five weeks.
Gabby Petito is believed to have been killed around Aug. 28. An FBI-led search discovered her remains in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on Sept. 19. A Wyoming coroner ruled her death a [U]homicide by strangulation[/U].

Read the text of the full note below (mobile users: [B]click here to read[/B])


[U]Brian Laundrie returned home[/U] to his parents in North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1, police said, citing a license plate reader recording of her van rolling into town. According to the FBI, he also sent fake text messages from Petito’s phone in a bid to cover up the crime and stole her debit card.
The Laundries went camping on the beach [U]at Fort De Soto Park[/U], south of St. Petersburg, and said nothing of Petito’s disappearance publicly.
Finally, on Sept. 11, Petito’s mother Nichole Schmidt reported her missing to police in her hometown [U]on Long Island in New York[/U]. They contacted North Port police, who knocked on the Laundries’ door, where they met silence.

On Sept. 13, Brian Laundrie snuck out into the swamp, despite hidden surveillance cameras set up around his house. That was the last time he was seen alive.
His father later voluntarily turned over the family’s guns to the FBI and said one might be missing. Investigators found a revolver near Brian Laundrie’s skeletal remains in the swamp.
Also nearby was a water bottle that likely belonged to Petito and other items belonging to the couple.
Bertolino said he was sharing the note’s contents “as a matter of transparency.”
“I will not be commenting further as there are still proceedings pending in court,” he said.

Fox News’s Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.

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