Crime Federal Judge in Wyoming Issues Arrest Warrant for Brian Laundrie
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"She's like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and found and this to be just a big misunderstanding," Cassie Laundrie said.On Thursday, Cassie Laundrie, the sister of Brian Laundrie, appeared on Good Morning America for an exclusive interview following the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Her statement came after the missing woman's family begged the Laundries for more information regarding her disappearance.
A federal judge in Wyoming has issued an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie, the FBI announced early Thursday evening.
On September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito.
Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. The FBI said the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds. The cause of death not yet been determined, said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones. “Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified,” Jones said. “This is an incredibly difficult time for (Petito’s) family and friends.”An attorney who has been acting as a spokesman for the Petito family could not be reached immediately for comment.
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“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito’s homicide,” FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said in a news release. “We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI. No piece of information is too small or too inconsequential to support our efforts in this investigation.”
The federal court docket in Laundrie’s case remains sealed as of the time of this writing, but the warrant itself indicates that Landrie is wanted for an alleged violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1029(a)(1). That federal statute reads:
Brian Laundrie: Search for Gabby Petito's fiancé resumes today in the Carlton Reserve. Here's why it's been so hard to find him
Authorities are no longer looking for Laundrie at the Carlton Reserve in Florida.Police in Florida resumed their search Tuesday for Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, who has been missing for almost a week.
Whoever . . . knowingly and with intent to defraud produces, uses, or traffics in one or more counterfeit access devices . . . shall, if the offense affects interstate or foreign commerce, be punished as provided in subsection (c) of this section.
The punishment is “imprisonment for not more than 10 years” and a fine.
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Every Recent Reported Sighting of Brian Laundrie .
The last confirmed sighting of the man named as a person of intertest in the Gabby Petito investigation was on September 14.Police in North Port, Florida, have been searching for Laundrie in the vast Carlton Reserve for more than a week to no avail, after his parents claimed that he went for a walk there on the morning of September 14 and never returned.