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Gabby Petito's Fiance Brian Laundrie Is Now Missing

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Gabby Petito's Fiance Brian Laundrie Is Now Missing

The fiance of missing traveller Gabby Petito has now gone missing.

Brian Laundrie and 22-year-old Petito had been driving around national parks in the US in their van, all the while documenting their trip on social media.

However, Petito's family have not heard from her since 25 August, and they subsequently reported her missing on 11 September.

They are now both missing. Credit: Instagram/@gabspetito
They are now both missing. Credit: Instagram/@gabspetito
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Laundrie has since returned with the van to North Port, Florida - where they had been living prior to setting off on their journey - but police said his family wouldn't let officers speak to him.

Now, the family have said they don't know where he is.

In a statement, North Port Police said: "The North Port Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations are currently searching for 23-yr-old Brian Laundrie of North Port.

"The attorney for the Laundrie family called FBI investigators Friday night indicating the family would like to talk about the disappearance of their son.

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"The family now claims that they have not seen Brian since Tuesday of this week."

The statement went on to emphasise that the department is now working on two missing persons investigations, rather than a criminal investigation.

Brian is a 'person of interest' in Petito's disappearance. Credit: Instagram/@gabspetito
Brian is a 'person of interest' in Petito's disappearance. Credit: Instagram/@gabspetito

It continued: "We understand the community's frustration, we are frustrated too. For six days, the North Port Police Department and the FBI have been pleading with the family to contact investigators regarding Brian's Fiancé Gabby Petito.

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"Friday is the first time they have spoken with investigators in detail.

"It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby's disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime. We are not currently working a crime investigation. We are now working a multiple missing person investigations.

"The North Port Police Department is actively looking for Gabby, Brian, and any information surrounding this case. Please continue to utilize 1-800-CALL-FBI."

Petito was last seen on 24 August leaving a hotel room in Utah.

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She spoke to her mum, Nichole Schmidt, the following day and told her that their next stops would be at Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

Schmidt said she received a message from her daughter's phone the following day which read: "No service in Yosemite."

Speaking to ABC News on Thursday, Laundrie's sister Cassandra said she had spoken to police about Petito's disappearance but was mostly learning details from the news.

She said: "Obviously, me and my family want Gabby to be found safe.

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"She is like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and sound and this be just a big misunderstanding."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@gabspetito

Topics: US News

Jake Massey
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