Saturday’s search for Brian Laundrie ended as the sun set over Florida’s Gulf Coast on Saturday night with no sign of 23-year-old Gabby Petito’s boyfriend, four days after fleeing the home of his parents in North Point. There has been no sign of Petito, also 22, more than 2,300 miles west where specialized search teams are looking for …
Saturday’s search for Brian Laundrie ended as the sun set over Florida’s Gulf Coast on Saturday night with no sign of 23-year-old Gabby Petito’s boyfriend, four days after fleeing the home of his parents in North Point.
There has been no sign of Petito, also 22, more than 2,300 miles west where specialist search teams are searching the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park, the last place Gabby was known before she stopped communicating with her parents, and Laundrie returned home to Florida without her.
But North Point Police told ABC 7 they now have limited access to cell phone tracking data for the missing two and twenty years. Police told ABC 7’s Jeff Butera they couldn’t track locations in real time at this point and still needed to get search warrants to gain “full access” to the phones.
NOTE: North Port Police have sent an email clarifying that it does not allow them to track anyone in real time. https://t.co/WVOBDr3G7B
– Jeff Butera (@ ABC7Jeff) September 18, 2021
It is unclear why the search warrants were not obtained, but North Point Police have repeatedly said over the past few days that they have no evidence of a crime and that Laundrie, who, according to her, was a “person of interest” was not wanted. .
Laundrie and Petito left in July for a cross-country trip in a converted 2012 Ford Transit van, as CrimeOnline previously reported. During the first weeks of the trip, Petito frequently communicated with his family as well as frequently posting to his social media accounts about the trip. But his last contact with his family was on August 25. Laundrie returned home on her own in the van on September 1, but Petito’s family didn’t learn about it until almost two weeks later. They reported her missing on September 11.
Our search for the Carlton is called this evening because of the darkness. Nothing was found. Efforts will resume on Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/l7L8B9hHrM
– North Port Police (@NorthPortPolice) September 18, 2021
Since then, Moab, Utah, police have revealed that they spoke with the couple on Aug. 12 when officers pulled their pickup truck over during what one officer described as a “mental health crisis.” Police separated the couple for the night, but did not believe the incident had reached “the level of an assault of domestic violence.”
While Petito’s family have repeatedly asked for help finding their daughter – specifically asked Laundrie and her family to come forward and speak – the laundries have remained silent, only declaring they have the intend to stay “in the background” for the time being.
Then on Friday, Laundrie’s parents abruptly asked the police to come to their home. Police said during the two-hour meeting, the laundries only told them that they had not seen their son since September 14 and that they had no idea where he was. found.
Local and federal officials headed to the 24,500-acre Carlton Reservation, where family members said they believed he had been, and deployed search teams, drones, dogs and boats in their efforts to find him, while Petito’s family released a statement saying Laundrie was “hiding”, not to be missed.
Meanwhile, in Wyoming, FBI agents, park rangers, police officers and sheriff’s deputies scoured Grand Teton for signs of Gabby Petito, including specialist teams scouring the backcountry.
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[Featured image: Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie/Instagram]