There isn’t much news coming out of Florida this evening pertaining to Laundrie’s whereabouts. Yet police said they will continue their efforts into the weekend at the Reserve. North Port Police PIO Josh Taylor shared further details of the current search for Brian Laundrie with FOX News this evening.
“The major ground search in the Carlton Reserve has pretty much wrapped up for Friday night,” Taylor told FOX News. “Some members remain on scene. We will be back out throughout the weekend. Focusing on areas of more likelihood across the Reserve.”
Search for Gabby Petito’s Boyfriend Raises Questions About Cost of Investigation
The search for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend has raised concerns over the total costs of the investigation in recent days. As the FBI and other local agencies continue looking for Brian Laundrie, some are concerned about its financial impact. The massive manhunt is utilizing numerous law enforcement departments who are working around the clock to track down Laundrie. North Port Police PIO Josh Taylor addressed the financial concerns of the investigation as well today.
“The question about costs have come up a lot today,” Taylor admitted. “We do not have that tallied up. We are not paying other agencies, it’s mutual aid. From our personnel standpoint, I would say we are working this case instead of other things. That has an impact of course. There will be some overtime mixed in there. Cost of fuel and vehicle maintenance too. Almost every meal we’ve had at the PD has been made by family or donated. Every meal for those working out in the field has been donated by generous citizens and businesses.”
He went on to thank the community for their generosity during the ongoing search for Laundrie. Taylor also added that law enforcement is just as eager for answers as the public.
“We understand the need for answers,” Taylor added. “We, along with our many law enforcement partners are looking to bring those answers to you. At the right time, we will be able to share everything. This weekend we will not be providing sound and video unless there is something of major note. Obviously, if something of note is found, like Brian, we will be ready to act and provide needed info.”
Memorial Visitation Service Announced For the Public
As people across the world mourn the death of Gabby Petito, her family recently announced a public memorial visitation. News Nation Now’s Brian Entin reported that Petito’s memorial service will happen from noon to 5 p.m. this Sunday. The service will be open to the public, and will take place at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook, New York.
Gabby Petito’s family will also have a private ceremony in her birthplace of Long Island, New York tonight. The ceremony is only for family and friends, but the public can take part in it. The family asked the public to leave a lit candle at the end of your driveway at 7 p.m. on Friday. They’re calling the event Shine a Light for Gabby.