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Did Brian Laundrie go to Alabama? Here’s what police say

Reports suggest Brian Laundrie made his way to Alabama. Did police find Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito?

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

Authorities in Mobile, Alabama, are still investigating reports that Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, has made his way to Alabama.

There were rumors of possible sightings of Laundrie in Tillman’s Corner, which is in Mobile, Alabama. Police have not confirmed whether or not Laundrie was spotted there.

Social media reports suggested there was a body found at the Tillman’s Corner Walmart location. Mobile, Alabama, police told WKRG News 5 that the body was not Laundrie.

Now, the search continues for Laundrie, the boyfriend of the 22-year-old woman Petito, who went missing in September. The search for Gabby Petito took a devastating turn Sunday when the FBI said it had found human remains in Wyoming that were consistent with the description of Petito.

  • “Earlier today, human remains were discovered consistent with the description of Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito,” said FBI Supervisory Agent Charles Jones at a press conference Sunday.
  • No cause of death was determined. Reports suggest a full analysis will be done this week.

Authorities are still searching for Brian Laundrie, Petito’s boyfriend who was traveling with Petito on a cross-country road trip this summer. Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 without Petito. Ten days later, Petito was reported missing.

  • When he returned home, Laundrie hired an attorney and invoked his Fifth Amendment right, deciding not to speak with police. Soon after, Laundrie became a “person of interest” in the case.

Last Friday, North Port police in Florida visited the Laundrie home in North Port at request of the Laundrie family, who informed police that Laundrie had been missing since last Tuesday, Sept. 14.

  • “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.”

Police have since started a search over the weekend at the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve. Authorities stopped the search Monday due to swampy and rainy conditions. The search kicked up again Tuesday.