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Gabby Petito’s boyfriend is now missing, too

Gabby Petito’s boyfriend is no longer at his home in North Port, Florida, raising suspicion about his whereabouts

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito together in a photo.
Brian Laundrie (left) and Gabby Petito (right) together during their road trip across the country.
North Port Police Department

The case of Gabby Petito took another turn Friday night when police reported that her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, has now gone missing.

Petito, 22, and Laundrie were on a cross-country road trip together this summer. On Sept. 1, Laundrie returned home without Petito. Then, on Sept. 11, Petito was reported missing. Her last known whereabouts were at Grand Teton National Park on Aug. 30.

Since then, Laundrie has remained silent, invoking his Fifth Amendment right. Petito’s family called on Laundrie to speak about Petito’s last known appearance, but he did not do so.

On Friday, police came to the Laundrie home at the request of the Laundrie family. According to reports, the police entered the home with an evidence bag and stayed for hours.

When they left, the North Port Police said in a statement that Laundrie is now missing, too.

  • “The attorney for the Laundrie family called FBI investigators Friday night indicating the family would like to talk about the disappearance of their son,” the police said. “The family now claims that they have not seen Brian since Tuesday of this week.”

The North Port Police said they had worked with the FBI for six days to find Gabby Petito. Now, Laundrie is no longer in his home and remains missing.

  • “We are not currently working a crime investigation. We are now working a multiple missing person investigations,” the police said.

Petito’s family responded to the news in a short statement (per reporter Brian Enten) sent out by the family’s attorney, Richard Stafford:

  • “All of Gabby’s family want the world to know that Brian is not missing, he is hiding. Gabby is missing.”