Gabby Petito Case Update: Divers, police search murky swamp in Florida for Brian Laundrie

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Since then, police have been searching for Laundrie in Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre park in Sarasota County, Florida. Deseret NewsBrian Laundrie search update: Police dive team searches Carlton Reserve

Who is Gabby Petito's boyfriend?

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie: What do we know about the boyfriend? Blogger Gabby Petito embarked on a road trip this July with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Nearly two weeks after she was reported missing, Ms Petito's body was found in a national park in Wyoming. BBC NewsGabby Petito and Brian Laundrie: What do we know about the boyfriend?

Massive search continues for Brian Laundrie in Gabby Petito case

Rough is an understatement. pic.twitter.com/KvZfKa6ZTc

Eyewitness News has a special presentation on the Gabby Petito case as the search for her fiancé Brian Laundrie intensifies.

We continue to respond to requests for mutual aid from neighboring law enforcement agencies & federal partners. To confirm, yes, members of our Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Force have responded to Carlton Reserve. This in addition to our Emergency Response Team, Air-1 & patrol. pic.twitter.com/LcagDcofLL

Agencies back out in the Carlton Wednesday morning. Search continues. pic.twitter.com/v0YJkvW9AN

North Port police video of the search for Brian Laundrie on Wednesday

Kristin Thorne talks to Laundrie neighbor Karyn Aberts

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results. pic.twitter.com/JoHenMZ9UU

In Gabby Petito’s hometown of Blue Point, #LongIsland today, where teal ribbons line the streets around her family’s home. A show of support from people who feel helpless after learning of her death. #gabbypetito @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/7VAQIpBjRH

Gabby Petito was traveling with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, in a cargo van the two had outfitted as a makeshift recreational vehicle for a months-long cross-country road trip when she mysteriously disappeared.

ABC News interviews Cassie Laundrie, Brian Laundrie's sister about Gabby Petito's disappearance.

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Brian Laundrie search: Former FBI agent RJ Toledo on 'person of interest and 'suspect' differences

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Updated 11:22 AM ET, Thu September 23, 2021

CNN's Sara Weisfeldt, Gregory Lemos, Randi Kaye, Kari Pricher, Leyla Santiago and Rebekah Riess, Amanda Watts and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.

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Brian Laundrie search continues in massive Florida reserve

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Video Shows Brian Laundrie Reading Book About Missing Women | iHeartRadio

CNN 23 September, 2021 - 11:40am

A video shared on the YouTube travel channel created by Gabby Petito -- whose remains were confirmed to be found by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this week -- and her fiancé Brian Laundrie -- a person of interest in Petito's disappearance who remains at large -- shows Laundrie reading a book about missing women.

FOX 5 New York reports Laundrie, 23, was briefly shown in a video posted on August 19 reading the 2014 novel Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, which tells the story of four women venturing to Area X, with three dying and a fourth staying in the wilderness.

TikTok user @Alyssaest93 initially pointed out the video, calling it "disturbing."

"This particular book in the series follows four women. What?" wrote @alyssaest93. "So many people have said that that information needs to be handed over to the police."

Instagram user Nina Celie Angelo said she witnessed a couple involved in "a blowout of a situation" at the Merry Piglet restaurant on August 27, which she later realized could have been Petito and Laundrie after national coverage of Petito's disappearance and death, ABC 7 in New York reports.

The Blue-Collar Restaurant Group, which owns the restaurant, confirmed that it also believes Petito and Laundrie were in the Merry Piglet on the day of the alleged incident.

Angelo told ABC News Laundrie was screaming at a hostess and Petito apologized while in tears, which she witnessed from a table nearby.

"It looked as though they were like almost getting kicked out," Angelo said. "It wasn't necessarily between them, it was more so Gabby abruptly leaving the restaurant crying, and Brian was just evidently really upset, pissed off, I would say. I would say Gabby was upset, he was angry, and he was just being very temperamental towards the restaurant staff."

Angelo said she saw Laundrie walk in and out of the restaurant numerous times to confront restaurant staff.

"He was just like going in on the hostess and the waitress and then eventually the manager. He exited and entered the restaurant on four different occasions within five minutes," Angelo said. "He would walk out, walk again, walk out, walk back in. At one moment we thought he we thought they had walked out for good or he had walked out for good and he actually left for like ten minutes and then came back just to start the fight all over again."

Angelo said Laundrie apppeared to be "very visibly angry" while Petito seemed distraught during the incident, noting that she felt bad for Petito and "freaked out" by Laundrie's behavior.

"She seemed really upset. She was emotional. She was crying. She seemed kind of embarrassed," Angelo said. "At one point, she walks back into the restaurant on one of his attempts to walk back. And I think she followed him and was trying to, I think, get him to leave and, like, drop the situation. I think she was being apologetic towards the restaurant staff for his behavior. Like, she just kind of wanted to diffuse the situation. She was like, I'm sorry, come on, let's just go. But she was visibly upset."

Autopsy results have confirmed the remains found Sunday initially reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be "consistent with the description of" Gabrielle 'Gabby' Petito are those of the missing 22-year-old woman and her death has been ruled as a homicide.

On Tuesday (September 21), autopsy results confirmed the remains found Sunday initially reported by the FBI to be "consistent with the description of Petito" were those of the missing 22-year-old woman.

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue ruled Petito's death as a homicide during his preliminary findings, the FBI Denver confirmed in a post shared on its verified Twitter account.

"The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results," the FBI said, while once again listing Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, as a person of interest, via CNN.

"Anyone with information concerning Mr. Laundrie's role in this matter or his current whereabouts should contact the FBI," Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said.

On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, human remains were located & recovered consistent with the description of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. The remains were transported to the Teton County Coroner’s Office for forensic examination to confirm identity & determine the manner & cause of death.

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results. pic.twitter.com/JoHenMZ9UU

Local authorities resumed their search for Laundrie in Florida on Tuesday days after his own disappearance and the FBI locating human remains that are "consistent with the description of" Petito.

"Search for Brian Laundrie will resume Tuesday in the Carlton Reserve, Venice side," the North Port Police Department announced on its verified Twitter account Tuesday morning. "We join the FBI in asking for continued public assistance by sharing any information through the tip lines."

On Sunday, the FBI confirmed it located human remains believed to be the missing 22-year-old woman during a news conference.

"Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery," Charles Jones, FBI Denver's supervisory senior resident agent in Wyoming, said via CNN.

Search for Brian Laundrie will resume Tuesday in the Carlton Reserve, Venice side. We join the FBI in asking for continued public assistance by sharing any information through the tip lines 1-800-CALL FBI or https://t.co/vlIagGIoHc

The body was discovered in a national forest in Teton County, Wyoming, County Coroner Dr. Trent Blue confirmed to CNN.

Additional details were not made available as of late Sunday afternoon.

Authorities searched Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming for any evidence of Petito, who was reported missing by her family on September 11.

The news came hours after the resumed its search for Brian Laundrie, Petito's fiancé and a person of interest in her disappearance, after he was also reported missing on Friday (September 17).

Local authorities in North Port, Florida, where Laundrie shares a home with his family, had previously confirmed "a team of more than 50" individuals continued their search for Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve, a nearly 25,000 acre wildlife refuge where his parents believe he went.

“A team of more than 50 looking for anything of note after his parents say this is where he went. We continue to corroborate all info in the search for him and Gabby,” the North Port Police Department announced on its verified Twitter account Sunday (September 19).

The search for Brian Laundrie continues Sunday morning in the Carlton Reserve. A team of more than 50 looking for anything of note after his parents say this is where he went. We continue to corroborate all info in the search for him and Gabby. 1-800-CALL-FBI. pic.twitter.com/20nt70mezz

On Friday, authorities confirmed Laundrie was reported as missing after being named as a person of interest in the investigation, though reiterating he has not been charged with any crimes as of Tuesday.

"The North Port Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations are currently searching for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie of North Port," police said in a statement late Friday obtained by NBC News. "The family now claims that they have not seen Brian since Tuesday of this week."

Laundrie's family had requested to speak to police at the North Port, Florida home they shared with their son, who was traveling on a cross-country trip with Petito prior to her disappearance earlier this month, according to North Port spokesman Josh Taylor.

"We understand the community's frustration, we are frustrated too," North Port police said via NBC News. "For six days, the North Port Police Department and the FBI have been pleading with the family to contact investigators regarding Brian's fiancé Gabby Petito."

Petito's family, however, issued a statement saying Laundrie was not "missing," rather "hiding" amid being named as a "person of interest" in his fiancée's disappearance amid reports he'd been uncooperative during the investigation, according to the police.

“All of Gabby's family want the world to know that Brian is not missing, he is hiding. Gabby is missing,” the statement from the law office of Richard B. Stafford said.

Laundrie had not spoken publicly about Petito's disappearance as advised by his family attorney, Steven P. Bertolino, who claims authorities typically focus on the intimate partner in relation to similar cases.

The department confirmed it visited the Laundrie home for the first time during the investigation on Friday and relatives spoke "in detail" with investigators.

On Thursday (September 16), the Moab City Police Department released body camera footage showing Petito and Laundrie each speaking with an officer about a possible domestic incident.

In the nearly hourlong video, Petito broke down in tears and claimed she was struggling with her mental health while speaking to the officer.

"I'm sorry," Petito said after the officer asked her why she was crying. "We've just been fighting this morning. Some personal issues."

Laundrie, who appeared to have scratches on his face, told police, "She had her phone and was trying to get the keys from me. I said, 'Let's just step back and breathe,' and she got me with her phone."

A responding officer wrote Petito slapped Laundrie after an argument, which led to Laundrie allegedly attempting to lock her out of the van they were traveling in. Petito then forced her way back into the van before Laundrie could drive off, according to the report.

The report states that both Petito and Laundrie told officers "they are in love and engaged to be married and desperately didn't wish to see anyone charged with a crime," NBC News reports.

Officers advised the couple to separate for the night, with Petito staying in the van, and no charges were filed in relation to the incident, according to the police report.

Petito's family said they last made communication with her in the days after the Moab incident.

Her mother, Nicole Schmidt, said the couple left Salt Lake City for Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming around August 24, which was the last time she spoke with her daughter via FaceTime.

Schmidt said she received a text from her daughter's phone until August 30, but isn't sure whether they were sent by Petito.

NBC News reports the last text sent from Petito's phone to her mother read: "No service in Yosemite."

Petito's last post on her Instagram account was shared on August 25, though a tagged location wasn't included.

Parents of Brian Laundrie spotted leaving North Port home with police

WFLA 23 September, 2021 - 10:41am

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA/NBC) — The parents of Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of homicide victim Gabby Petito, were seen leaving their home Thursday morning followed by police officers.

According to NBC News, the Laundries left their home alone in a pickup truck at around 8:15 a.m. and returned shortly after with the Ford Mustang that police towed into evidence Monday afternoon. Police escorted the pair back into the neighborhood in unmarked vehicles.

The Mustang is believed to be what Laundrie drove to the Carlton Reserve, where officers are still searching for signs of their son.

After Laundrie’s mother parked the car, the couple got back into their truck and left the neighborhood with the escort, as seen in NBC video. It is not yet known why they left the second time.

This is the first time the Laundries have been seen leaving their home since Monday, when the FBI searched their family home.

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Sable's Detailed Soundscape is a Lo-fi Desert Symphony | Digital Trends

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Then I notice the music. It’s a minimalist track with steady percussion thumping like a heartbeat. Is it actually music at all? Or am I hearing my own body as it tries to put a beat to my bike’s engine, providing it a tempo to breathe along to? The barrier between human and machine melts away for the rest of my ride; my bike and I are one.

Little moments of audio bliss like that happen all the time in Sable, if you listen closely enough. The indie game may immediately draw attention with its striking art style, but its sound design deserves the best pair of headphones you can find.

Developed by Shedworks, Sable is an open-world game set in a sprawling desert. Players control the titular Sable, a girl who sets out on a coming-of-age ritual that separates her from her clan. Armed with a bike, a newfound gliding power, and the ability to climb any surface, she travels the desert in search of masks that will help her complete her rite of passage. The game mostly plays out as a series of loose quests, where Sable finds bugs for distant villagers or scales massive structures.

As an open world, the desert is particularly empty. There aren’t secrets hiding at the top of every dune. Instead, Sable will spend a lot of time zipping across large empty spaces until a point of interest appears on the horizon. With so much time spent peacefully gliding, sound becomes fundamental to the experience. There’s not much else to focus on in those moments, so my ear starts to hear every little detail. When my bike passes over a dune and comes swooping back down, I can hear the metal briefly dip into the sand before regaining its composure. It’s like the machine is talking to me as I drive, always assuring me that it’ll keep plugging along as long as I need it to.

That level of detail exists even when I’m off my bike. The sound design blends the mechanical and natural, creating an otherworldly, but familiar soundscape. By pressing Y, I can call my bike and summon it to my location (like a horse in Ghost of Tsushima, though it returns to me with much less grace). When I do that, Sable puts two fingers to her mouth and whistles, but it’s not the sound I expect to hear. Rather than a high-pitched melody, she emits a sharp sound, like a piece of malleable metal wobbling after getting hit with a hammer. At first, I’m not even sure if I’m making that sound or if it’s coming from my bike.

The machine quickly responds to my robotic call. I hear its engine excitedly fire up far in the distance before it softly glides over to me like an obedient dog. I feel like my bike and I are speaking the same language, one that I somehow understand, too.

Another major piece of the soundscape is the game’s original soundtrack, which was composed by Michelle Zauner of indie rock band Japanese Breakfast. Most of her work here is instrumental, though she lends her voice to a stunning track called Glider. The song drops when Sable first leaves her village and the game’s title splashes on screen. A shimmering synth line bubbles up and Zauner sings, “I’m caught between the wind and parts of the unknown; a door between two worlds.” It’s a line that sets up the game’s entire audio motif as natural sounds start to blend into a world full of machines and unexplainable phenomena.

Just as the sound effects give life to my glider, Zauner’s subtle compositions turn each sector of the sprawling desert into its own character. In Sable’s village, a gentle acoustic guitar track is warm and comforting, like home. Elsewhere, I stumble into an abandoned spacecraft filled with machinery. The music is much more unfamiliar here. It’s more scattered, with backwards synth textures indicating that I’ve stumbled on something alien (and as the music foreshadows, I do end up making a surprising sci-fi discovery here).

The music and sound effects are often in concert with one another. In the mechanical area I just mentioned, I use power cores to turn on some heavy machinery. A giant cube heavily juts out of a device with a metallic thud that echoes through the abandoned ship. It’s almost like a distorted bass drum joining in with the music. Everything is one living desert ecosystem functioning together as one.

Sable is a lo-fi symphony that rewards those who keep their ears perked. Climb to the highest point you can find and listen to the flocks of birds squawking above. Stand next to a village’s rudimentary windmills and hear them creak as they rotate. The open world may seem desolate, but it’s busier than it looks. Just listen.

Sable releases on September 23 for PlayStation 4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It will be available as part of Xbox Game Pass on day one.

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