Across the United States, Americans have been following the investigation surrounding 22-year-old vlogger Gabby Petito‘s death. Meanwhile, they’ve also followed the ongoing manhunt for her ex-fiancé-turned-wanted-fugitive, Brian Laundrie. For folks everywhere, the manhunt has been excruciatingly frustrating as authorities continue to turn up little to no leads. However, now, we’ve finally caught wind of a potential break in the case.
Interestingly, Brian Laundrie’s parents have remained ultimately silent and non-participatory throughout investigative efforts. However, The Sun reports they teamed up with authorities Wednesday to search for their son.
The Laundries’ attorney, Steven Bertolino, said in a statement, “Chris and Roberta Laundrie went to the Myakkahatchee Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian.” Even more noteworthy, however, is that authorities, prior to their meeting with the fugitive’s parents, located one of Brian Laundrie’s items off a trail that the 23-year-old was said to have frequented.
The Laundries’ attorney concluded, “As of now law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area.”
For now, authorities have not stated exactly what the item was that they found. However, that the item actually belonged to Laundrie hopefully points law enforcement in a clearer direction.
Further, upon the location of the item, authorities have called the Sarasota County Medical Examiners Office to the park. It appears that while, hopefully, law enforcement soon locates Laundrie alive, speculation exists that the fugitive could very well be dead. After all, Brian Laundrie went missing more than a month ago.
Body Language Expert Reveals Significance of Brian Laundrie’s Parents Actions
As mentioned above, Laundrie’s parents have stonewalled the investigation both into Gabby Petito‘s death and Brian Laundrie’s disappearance. Further, their sudden decision to join law enforcement in the search for their son is of particular interest following weeks of silence.
However, prior to today’s discovery, protestors, media, and law enforcement have been scrutinizing the Laundries’ every move and their body language reveals more than we may initially think. Body language expert, Patti Wood, previously shared that the fugitive’s father, Chris, has “resigned” to carry out everyday tasks. As observed before, Laundrie’s father appears emotionless.
Wood revealed, “In grief and stress, people do go about their normal activities so it’s not unusual for people to do things that maintain their life.” However, after a collective of people have observed the Laundries gardening on their home’s property, Wood shared the woman’s actions appear strange.
“The way the woman passes the shovel seems a little bit shallow. It makes us curious – it seems odd,” the expert stated.
Additionally, she added more insight as to the behavior of Chris Laundrie. At one point, the fugitive’s father receives a question regarding whether they have told the FBI everything they know about the events leading to Brian Laundrie’s disappearance. At this, he shrugs up his shoulder and tilts his head to the side, his arm flung out, down, and away.
Wood shared the action reveals one of two things. Wood stated, “He’s either shrugging it off or he’s not in agreement.”
Either way, the motion provided little insight to the ongoing manhunt.