Authorities are looking for the young woman’s boyfriend, whose body was found last Sunday
US authorities continue to search a Florida nature reserve for Brian Laundrie, Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito’s boyfriend, the 22-year-old girl who was missing and whose death has been confirmed as “homicide”, while the final results of the autopsy are evaluated.
Authorities again launched a search today in a swampy area for Laundrie, who has not been charged with murder, but is a “person of interest” to investigators. The 23-year-old’s whereabouts have been unknown since the beginning of last week.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, where the ‘T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve ‘, also known as the Carlton Reserve, reported today that a team of divers joined the search for the young man on the fourth day of tracking through the area. “The members of the SURF team are divers called upon to search for evidence of bodies in the water. These highly trained officers work in the most difficult and challenging environments imaginable. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, “this law enforcement agency detailed on Twitter.
The air and land search for Laundrie in a 25,000-acre (9,700-hectare) marshy area is motivated by the fact that the young man’s parents, who initially resisted collaborating with the investigation, admitted that their son went for a walk in the Reserve. Carlton a week ago. Since then, his whereabouts are unknown.
According to the North Port Police, the city where Laundrie’s family lives and which borders the nature reserve, the search resumed this Wednesday morning, after a long day on Tuesday without any results. According to the Carlton Reserve website, the area has more than 160 kilometers of trails for hiking and horseback riding, plus numerous camping areas.
The investigation, conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), includes agents from the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), as well as police officers from Sarasota, Lee and Charlotte counties, all of Florida . It includes sniffer dogs and all-terrain vehicles, which move in a swamp where alligators, snakes, deer and other subtropical species inhabit.
In July, Laundrie and Petito embarked in a van on a trip through reserves and national parks in the western United States. However, on September 1, the young He returned in the vehicle and without his girlfriend to the family home, where the couple also resided.
After days without hearing from Petito, of which his parents last learned while he was in Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming, his family reported his disappearance on September 11 and the authorities turned to a search for Nacional level. A body found last Sunday in Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming, turned out to be that of Petito, who has been missing since the end of August, authorities confirmed Tuesday after conducting an autopsy. The FBI said the remains belong to the missing girl according to the Teton County Coroner’s Office, which preliminarily classified the cause of death as “homicide.”
While the search for the groom continues, a community in Salt Lake City, Utah, has called for a vigil for Petito today in a natural setting next to a lake. “Let’s come together and celebrate the life of Gabrielle Petito,” says the convocation.