Dozens of law enforcement officers have started a second day of searching in a vast wildlife area near Florida’s Gulf Coast for a 23-year-old man that authorities consider a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend who went missing while on a cross-country trek
多于 50 law enforcement officers on Sunday started a second day of searching in a vast wildlife area near Florida’s Gulf Coast for a 23-year-old man that authorities consider a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend who went missing while on a cross-country trek.
The search for 布赖恩·劳德里 resumed at the more than 24,000-acre (9,712-hectare) Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, 佛罗里达, a wildlife area with more than 100 英里 (160 公里) of trails, as well as campgrounds.
Laundrie and Gabrielle “Gabby” 佩蒂托, 22, left in July on a cross-country trek in a converted van to visit national parks in the U.S. 西. 警察 said Laundrie was alone when he drove the van back to his parents’ home in North Port, 佛罗里达, on Sept. 1. Petito’s family filed a missing persons report Sept. 11 with police in Suffolk County, 纽约
Laundrie has been identified as a person of interest in the case.
“It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby’s disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime,” North Port police said in a statement. It added that the investigation is now a “multiple missing person” case.
Laundrie’s family members told investigators that the last time they saw him was on Tuesday when they believe he went to the wildlife reserve in the Sarasota area.
Petito’s family had been pleading for the Laundrie family to tell them where their son last saw her. Petito and Laundrie were childhood sweethearts who met while growing up on Long Island, 纽约. His parents later moved to North Port, 关于 35 英里 (55 公里) south of Sarasota.
The couple’s trek in the Fort Transit van began in July from Long Island. They intended to reach Oregon by the end of October according to their social media accounts, but Petito vanished after her last known contact with family in late August from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, 当局说.
The FBI in Denver said Saturday that agents have begun conducting ground surveys at Grand Teton National Park, with help from the National Park Service and local law enforcement agencies, seeking clues to Petito’s disappearance.