The investigation is relaunched. “Objects related to the investigation” into the disappearance of Brian Laundrie, the main suspect in the murder of his fiancée Gabby Petito, have been found in a Florida nature reserve. FBI research team “examines scene.”
The investigation into the murder of young traveler Gabby Petito, a case that has fascinated America for weeks, was revived on Wednesday by the discovery in a Florida nature reserve of objects linked to her actively wanted fiancé. “Objects linked to the investigation” into the disappearance of Brian Laundrie were found in the Carlton Reservation near Sarasota, Federal Police in Tampa said on Wednesday. An FBI research team “is examining the scene,” she said.
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Documenting her crossing of the American West on social media, Gabby Petito had disappeared in August while traveling with Brian Laundrie, arousing strong emotion and questions about the role played by the latter, who had returned alone to their Florida home. The 22-year-old’s body was ultimately found near Grand Teton National Park. According to the autopsy, she was strangled.
Described as “person of interest to the investigation,” Brian Laundrie, 23, had been charged with fraudulent use of a bank card, but had remained untraceable for weeks. He initially refused to answer questions from the police. The announcement of these new elements in the investigation was widely covered Wednesday by American televisions, which dispatched helicopters to film the search area. The disappearance of Gabby Petito, then the manhunt to find her boyfriend, received extensive media coverage, and a torrent of social media posts.