Gabby Petito: Internet Sleuths Have Bizarre Theory on Brian Laundrie’s Location

by Clayton Edwards

 When Gabby Petito went missing, all eyes shifted to her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. Scrutiny intensified when authorities found her body. This isn’t new. Investigators usually look to a victim’s significant other for answers. Additionally, the couple has a history of domestic violence. Bodycam footage from Moab, Utah police shows them after such an incident. On top of that, he returned to Florida alone in the van they shared. Many found that fairly suspicious. Laundrie went “missing,” on September 14. It doesn’t seem like authorities are any closer to finding him.

People love a good mystery. When there aren’t enough facts to build a narrative, many people develop theories around what could have happened. In America, we have plenty of mysteries that are draped in conspiracy theories. For instance, the assassination of JFK, the D.B. Cooper caper, and the Zodiac Killer. There are countless theories for each of those cases. Now, it seems that internet sleuths have cooked up a conspiracy theory centering on Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts.

Authorities are still combing through the Carlton Reserve in Florida. Dog the Bounty Hunter is looking for him as well. Additionally, citizens around the country have their eyes peeled for Brian Laundrie. However, some say that there’s a good reason they haven’t been able to find him. Some believe that he’s hiding in a bunker under his parents’ backyard, according to Daily Mail.

Digging into the Brian Laundrie Conspiracy Theory

This whole thing started when drone footage of the Laudrie household surfaced. In the video, you can see Brian Laundrie’s mother, Roberta, tending to her backyard garden. The fact that she was tending to the garden while her husband was helping authorities search for their son was all some social media users needed to get the ball rolling on the conspiracy theory.

Kmiller480 posted the original video on TikTok. It states, “Chris Laundrie has agreed to assist in the search for his son, Brian. Meanwhile, Roberta Laundrie is busy as ever in the garden.” Then, a caption appears on the screen asking if the FBI has checked the garden.


Has the FBI CHECKED the garden? #justiceforgabby #brianlaundrie #SoundcoreGoForGold #fypシ

♬ original sound – Where’s BRIAN LAUNDRIE?

Later, Charlienovasite posted a more zoomed-in version of the video to the platform. That user tried their best to keep the captions out of the way. Additionally, they slowed the video and really emphasized Roberta’s actions in the garden. However, it doesn’t immediately appear that there’s any evidence that Brian Laundrie is under the topsoil.


Zoomed in a bit more, same video as first zoomed in one. Tried getting any captions out of the way. #brianlaundrieupdate #brianlaundrie #foryoupage #dirtylaundrie

♬ original sound – charlienovasite

If you squint hard at the blurry, artifact-laden video, you might see something just under the soil. Then again, it’s hard to truly make anything out from the footage. The hunt continues from Brian Laundrie. Only time will tell if he’s actually hiding under his parents’ backyard garden.