Gabby Petito Case: Ex-US Marshal Analyzes Brian Laundrie Search, FBI’s Chances of Finding Him

by Shelby Scott

Since Gabby Petito’s family reported her missing on September 11th, the nation has been following the investigation surrounding her death. Additionally, Americans have continued to follow the ongoing national manhunt for Brian Laundrie.

However, those following the news wonder whether authorities will ever locate the missing 23-year-old, some pondering whether he’s still alive.

However, per a statement from Lenny DePaul, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Marshal Service and former commander of the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force, Laundrie will eventually get caught. DePaul stated, Laundrie is “sleeping with one eye open” and will eventually make a mistake.

He brutally emphasized, “I would run as fast and as far as I could, too, if I were him. Any way you look at it, it’s not good for him.”

So professionals do recognize Laundrie’s determination to evade the law and potential criminal charges. Nevertheless, many remain convinced the FBI will bring him in.

DePaul additionally said that wherever Laundrie hides, he will eventually mess up. With so much at stake, you can only “sleep with one eye open” so long before slipping up.

However, should Laundrie slip up, DePaul pointed out other, more tense questions and situations. “The bigger question is what’s his mindset once that noose gets tightened up and they get ready to make an arrest,” he explained. “Is it suicide by cop, is he gonna shoot it out?” Truthfully, authorities remain unsure whether Laundrie is armed or not.

For now, until we actually receive news of concrete leads, nothing is for certain surrounding the hunt for Brian Laundrie.

Lenny DePaul Explains Significance of Brian Laundrie’s Arrest Warrant

While relatively old news, authorities have obtained a warrant for Brian Laundrie’s arrest soon following his disappearance. Overall, the announcement signified good news on the part of law enforcement in their search. However, Lenny DePaul graciously took the time to explain exactly why the arrest warrant is so crucial right now.

Overall, he called the arrest warrant a “home run for law enforcement.” He proceeded to explain why.

First, he shared that the arrest warrant allows law enforcement to legally enter any dwelling by force if necessary if they believe Brian Laundrie has holed up there.

Second, “they can use that as leverage going into a conversation with any one of his friends, his family members.”

He explained that now, with the warrant, assisting a wanted fugitive in any way is illegal. It immediately dictates that the fugitive’s harborer faces a minimum of a five-year sentence in a federal prison. Overall, it gives those knowledgeable of Laundrie’s location or additional details harsh incentive to remain transparent with law enforcement.

Conclusively, DePaul believes authorities are sure to get on Brian Laundrie’s trail soon. “He’s gotta reach out,” he stated. Soon, Laundrie will have to reach out for financial help and additional provisions.