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This photo shows someone who looks a ‘heck’ of a lot like Gabby Petito’s missing boyfriend, Florida police say

Police from North Port, Florida, said they’re looking for Brian Laundrie, and a new photo might offer a clue

Brian Laundrie talks to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito.
Police from North Port, Florida, said they’re looking for Brian Laundrie, and a new photo might offer a clue.
Moab Police Department via Associated Press

Police in North Port, Florida, said Monday they are investigating a new photo that shows a man who looks a “heck” of a lot like Gabby Petito’s missing boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.

Zachary Randazzo, an 18-year-old driving around North Port, snapped a photo about two blocks from the Laundrie home. The photo shows a man walking.

Josh Taylor, a spokesman for the North Port Police Department, told the New York Post that police are aware of the photo and are looking into it.

  • Taylor said the man in the photo has tattoos on his left arm, but Laundrie does not.
  • “Other than that, sure as heck looks like him,” he said, according to the New York Post.

Laundrie, a person of interest in the case, has been missing since Tuesday. He was first reported missing on Friday, two days before officials found human remains in Wyoming that match the description of his girlfriend, Petito.

Petito and Laundrie traveled on a cross-country road trip throughout the summer, stopping in Utah locations such as the Mystic Hot Springs and Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Arches national parks.

Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 without Petito. Ten days later, Petito was reported missing.

Last Friday, North Port police visited the Laundrie home after the Laundrie family reached out to them. North Port Police said in a statement that Laundrie was now missing, too.