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Brian Laundrie left his home without his cellphone or wallet, lawyer confirms

Brian Laundrie’s lawyer, Steven Bertolino, confirmed his client does not have his wallet

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The home of Brian Laundrie in North Port, Florida.

The home of Brian Laundrie, who is wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, is viewed, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in North Port, Fla.

Phelan M. Ebenhack, Associated Press

Brian Laundrie left his home in North Port, Florida, without his wallet or his cellphone, his lawyer Steven Bertolino told the New York Post.

Laundrie, who was first reported missing by his family on Sept. 17, left his house without those items on the day he disappeared. Bertolino told the New York Post that Laundrie’s parents were worried Laundrie might harm himself.

His parents said he was going on a hike at the Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre reserve where the North Port police and the FBI have focused their efforts to find Laundrie these last few weeks.

The U.S. District Court of Wyoming has issued a federal arrest warrant for Laundrie last week, saying he was wanted for “use of unauthorized access device” related to activities after the death of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito.

Laundrie was a person of interest in the Petito case. Laundrie and Petito went on a cross-country road trip this summer, but only Laundrie returned home to North Port on Sept. 1. Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11.

On Sept. 19, the FBI said it had found humans remains outside a national park in Wyoming that might have been Petito. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed that the remains were Petito, who died by homicide.

If Laundrie doesn’t have his cellphone, that would make it harder for officials to find him. The search for Laundrie has stretched into this week. Recently, the FBI said it is investigating surveillance footage from Fort De Soto Park in Florida, where Laundrie’s parents recently visited for a camping trip.

They are reviewing the footage as a part of the “open and active investigation” into the homicide of Petito, a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told Fox News.