World Williams: cops know more than they're saying, warrant may have been issued
SECOND woman claims she picked up Brian Laundrie hitchhiking
Norma Jean Jalovec told Fox News she picked up Brian Laundrie on August 29 around 6.15pm near Pacific Creek Landing in Grand Teton National Park, minutes after another woman did.Norma Jean Jalovec, a seasonal Wyoming resident, picked up Laundrie, 23, on August 29 around 6.15pm at the Jackson Lake Dam near Pacific Creek Landing, she told Fox News.
Theinvestigating the of know more than they are saying at this point, according to former detective Ted Williams.
Petito has been missing for almost a month: Her mother, Nicole Schmidt, last reported speaking with her daughter on Aug. 25, and the familyon Sept. 11. Police named Brian Laundrie, Petito’s fiancé, a person of interest this week as the search for Petito intensified.
Police entered Laundrie’s home Friday night, at which point Laundrie’s parents told officers they.
Williams, an attorney and former detective in Washington, D.C., told Fox News that the police likely know more than they are saying if they entered the home.
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"Law enforcement knows a great deal more than they’re letting on about Gabby and her going missing at this stage," Williams said. "I suspect law enforcement suspect there is foul play afoot here, so they’re trying to keep a close eye on Brian at this stage."
Since Laundrie is a person of interest, the police would not – and could not – restrict his movements. Williams noted that even if Laundrie was a suspect, the police could not necessarily restrict his movements.
Normally, the police would need to speak to Laundrie’s lawyer for permission to see or speak with him, but once officers obtain a warrant they can act as needed without consultation.
This Was Van-Lifer Gabby Petito’s ‘Odd’ Final Text Message
The last text Gabby Petito sent before she went missing while road-tripping across the U.S. with her fiancé set off alarm bells for her mother, who became fearful for the 22-year-old’s safety after receiving the “odd” message. That’s according to a newly-unsealed search warrant giving North Port, Florida, police permission to search a hard drive investigators found in Petito’s white van, which she and Brian Laundrie, 23, had been using to tour the country’s national parks. “The text message read, ‘Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and issued calls,’” the warrant states.
"It is more likely than not that they’ve gotten a search warrant to search that home," Williams explained. "If someone who is in charge at home voluntarily let them in, then they can conduct a search. It is more likely than not that the authorities got a search warrant and are searching that home."
"They do not under any circumstances, once they get a warrant, need to talk to Brian’s lawyer," Williams stressed.
Police initially entered the home at 6:20 p.m. Friday with what appeared to be an evidence envelope and returned two hours later with a bag. Authorities left the property just before 9 p.m.
Police have continued to stress that Laundrie is not a suspect.
"It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby's disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime," North Port police said in Friday's statement. It added that the investigation is now a "multiple missing person" case.
However, Petito'sthat Laundrie is not missing, but is in fact ‘hiding.’
"All of Gabby’s family want the world to know that Brian is not missing, he is hiding. Gabby is missing," the law office of Richard B. Stafford, attorney for the Petito and Schmidt families, said in a statement.
Williams speculated that Laundrie could have gone to lay low at a friend’s home, given the intense media and public attention on the case and presence outside his parents’ home.
Gabby Petito’s Death Is Attracting Incels, Men’s Rights Groups, and Culture War Trolls .
In darker corners of the internet, Brian Laundrie is a victim of domestic violence, a symbol of bias against men when it comes to abuse accusations from women, and a poster boy for how bald men are treated as second-class citizens. And to those in the QAnon set, the 23-year-old person of interest in the death of Gabby Petito is merely the fall guy in a vast conspiracy meant to distract from criticism over President Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. A site in the Reddit underworld, r/FriendsofBrian, is attracting trolls, Petito supporters, and men’s rights adherents.