Gabby Petito: Arrest warrant issued by FBI for Brian Laundrie
The warrant is regarding his actions 'following the death of Gabrielle Petito.'
A federal court in Wyoming has issued an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie in connection with the death of Gabby Petito.
Laundrie has not been seen since September 14, with the FBI and other agencies currently searching for him.
He disappeared after he initially refused to cooperate with police in the search for his fiancée. He had been named a person of interest by police in the investigation into her disappearance.
On September 19, a body was discovered in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, which was later confirmed to be Petito. A coroner determined her manner of death to be homicide.
Petito was reported missing by her family on September 11, 10 days after Laundrie returned home from his travels with her on his own.
In a tweet, FBI Denver said: "On September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito."
Special agent Michael Schneider said: "While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito's homicide.
"We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie's role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI."
On September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito. pic.twitter.com/SSrBVbAeBs
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 23, 2021
Laundrie’s family lawyer Steve Bertolino said in a statement: "The FBI is focusing on locating Brian and when that occurs the specifics of the charges covered under the indictment will be addressed in the proper forum."
The FBI are still seeking any information that anyone may have in relation to Petito's death.
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