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Florida police say they’re ‘working around the clock’ to solve Gabby Petito mystery

North Port police confirmed they spoke with Brian Laundrie’s sister

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Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talks to a police officer near the entrance to Arches National Park.

This still from police camera video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021.

Moab Police Department via Associated Press

Police in North Port, Florida, said Friday there are no new major updates to the Gabby Petito case, but more details are being “solidified” with time.

  • “There is simply not that much to report publicly at this time,” a North Port police spokesperson Joshua Taylor told reporters Friday. “We are working around the clock to solve this mystery. With every minute, more is solidified.”

What happened to Gabby Petito?

Petito, 22, was reported missing on Sept. 11 after going on a road trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. On Sept. 1, Brian Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida — 10 days before his girlfriend was reported missing.

Since then, Laundrie has remained silent in the case. He has become a “person of interest” in the case.

  • “Brian has still not spoken to us,” Taylor said in an email Friday.

What did Brian Laundrie’s sister say about Cassie Laundrie?

But Taylor said in an email to the Deseret News that law enforcement has spoken with the sister of Brian Laundrie, Cassie Laundrie, who made headlines Friday when she spoke with “Good Morning America.”

Cassie Laundrie told “Good Morning America” on Friday that Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie would fight and break up as a couple.

  • “It looked typical of both of them. Whenever they’d fight, they’d take a break and be fine,” Cassie Laundrie said, according to the New York Post.

Taylor said police authorities across the country, including the FBI, are following every lead in the case.

The FBI in Salt Lake City told the Deseret News on Thursday night that it cannot comment on the case. The FBI in Denver has been handling the case with other police authorities in Wyoming.