You can find the latest on the investigation involving Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie here.
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA/WTNH) — An arrest warrant was issued Thursday afternoon for Brian Laundrie in connection to the death of his fiancee Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito.
On Twitter at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, the FBI Denver office reported the U.S. District Court of Wyoming “issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito.”
The Associated Press reports Laundrie is being indicted for unauthorized use of a debit card. The indictment does not explain to whom the card belonged, but it indicates Laundrie made unauthorized withdrawals worth more than $1,000 during the period in which Petito went missing.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider wrote on Twitter, the arrest warrant issued for Laundrie will allow law enforcement to continue pursuing him, while the investigation continues into Petito’s homicide.
Thursday marks Day 5 in the police search for Laundrie in a large, forbidding wilderness preserve near his parents’ home.
The FBI urges anyone with knowledge of Laundrie’s role in Petito’s death or his whereabouts to contact the FBI.
North Port police officers and FBI agents resumed the search for Brian Laundrie Thursday.
Officers have searched Carlton Reserve for several days after learning from his family that he went missing Sept. 14. The Laundrie family told authorities that their son had left to go hike at the reserve, prompting the search.
Laundrie is the sole person of interest in the homicide investigation of his fiancé Gabby Petito, whose remains were identified Tuesday afternoon. However, he has not been charged with any crime, and police are treating his disappearance as a missing person’s case.
Thursday search for Brian Laundrie in the Carlton beginning. pic.twitter.com/cV3v1JsdHV— North Port Police (@NorthPortPolice) September 23, 2021
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