Brian Laundrie Search: Ex-FBI Agent Explains Why Law Enforcement is Having Fugitive’s Dad Help Search

by Samantha Whidden
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Following the news that Brian Laundrie’s father is joining the search for the missing 23-year-old, Ex-FBI agent, Ken Gray, is revealing why law enforcement is now having the relative help. 

During a recent interview with Fox News, Gray stated with Brian Laundrie’s father being involved, it seems like the FBI has learned some lessons from the research for Eric Rudolph. “You can spend lots and lots of resources to search an area and come up empty-handed.”

Gray also explained with Brian Laundrie still being out there, it’s possible he may run out of supplies soon.

“If you don’t have enough supplies, at some point you have to get resupplied. And that would mean coming out into the public. And he is still hot enough that if he does that, he should be sighted along there.”

Brian Laundrie was last heard from on September 13th. He told his parents that he would be going hiking in the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County. Laundrie notably disappeared just days after the family of his fiance Gabby Petito filed a missing person’s report.

Petito and Laundrie took off on a cross-country road trip in June. Her family revealed they hadn’t heard from the 22-year-old woman since August 25th. Her body was discovered in Grand Teton National Park on September 18th.

As the Search Continues for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s Makeshift Memorial Will Come Down in North Port Next Week 

The City of North Port announced that the makeshift memorial of Gabby Petito will be coming down next week. 

In a post on Facebook, the North Port city officials shared, “The family of Gabby Petito and the City of North Port have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support shown by residents of the City and beyond. The physical memorial set up at City Hall has been a shining example of that support. But it have been damaged in the Florida sun and rain.”

The city officials also said that staff will be collecting the materials at the memorial. The iteams are going to be given to the Petito. “Work on a donated permanent memorial is in motion. Those looking to pay their respects may also want to consider supporting the Gabby Petito Foundation to help parents locate missing children.”

Along with Gabby Petito’s memorial news, protesters have continued to scoop out the home of Brian Laundrie’s parents. Fox News tweeted, “’I ONCE LIVED WITH YOU’: Protesters hammer Gabby Petito poster on Laundries’ front lawn with message for Brian’s parents.”

The media outlet also shared some snapshots of a plane with a sign that reads, “End the silence. Justice for Gabby.” Fox News tweets, “Banner with Gabby Petito message flies over Laundrie family’s Florida home this afternoon.”