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Gabby Petito: Florida police say no phones located in van, no campsite found: LIVE UPDATES

Laundrie attorney: No plans for parents to resume searching today

The Laundrie family attorney, Steve Bertolino, tells Fox News’ Michael Ruiz that there are “no” plans for Christopher and Roberta Laundrie to join law enforcement today to help search for their fugitive son in nearby Florida parks.

Florida police say no phones found in Gabby Petito’s van, no campsite found

North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor tells Fox News’ Claudia Kelly-Bazan on Friday that his department was “doing everything we could to keep an eye on [Brian Laundrie] legally.”

“I can not talk about specifics. There was no campsite found” in the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Reserve, he added, and “no phones were in [the] van.”

Brian Laundrie ‘needs to turn himself in,’ can’t ‘hide forever,’ ex-fugitive says

Ex-convict-turned-writer-and-producer Seth Ferranti
tells ‘Fox & Friends First’ on Friday that “right now, Brian, wherever he is, there is tremendous mental burden on him, especially with the widespread scrutiny of this case.” 

“Basically he just has to stay hiding in an apartment or camper somewhere or he is easily going to be seen,” Ferranti said.

“I’m looking at that whole thing with his Dad coming to visit – or help the police – is it a ruse? Is it something that they even planned?” he added. “When I first became a fugitive I actually staged my suicide on the banks of the Potomac to throw off investigators, so I am kind of looking at that with some suspicion.” 

Petito’s family opens up on hunt for Brian Laundrie; believes he’s ‘missing piece’ to puzzle

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Brian Laundrie has been on the run for several weeks since his fiancé, Gabby Petito, was declared missing and the Petito family believes he holds the answers to what happened to their daughter. 

The Petito and Schmidt families sat down with Fox News senior correspondent Laura Ingle to vocalize their frustrations regarding the ongoing manhunt for Laundrie and their hopes to find answers.”

Just turn yourself in,” Petito’s mother Nichole Schmidt said of Laundrie. “It’s just getting more and more frustrating as days go on. I don’t know what’s taking so long.”

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Laundrie family lawyer gives update on Brian Laundrie’s father assisting in search for son

Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family lawyer, released a statement about Brian Laundrie’s father, Chris Laundrie, assisting police in the search effort.

“Today Chris Laundrie accompanied members of law enforcement into the Reserve to show them the trails and places Chris and Brian have hiked and which Brian was known to frequent,” Bertolino said. “There were no discoveries but the effort was helpful to all. It seems the water in the Preserve is receding and certain areas are more accessible to search.”  

“The entire Laundrie family is grateful for the hard work of the dedicated members of law enforcement that have been searching the Preserve for Brian over the last few weeks,” he continued. “Hopefully Brian will be located soon.” –Michael Lee


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