Crime North Port Police Installed Hidden Cameras Outside Laundrie Family Home
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Carlton Reserve is also listed on a heavily redacted police report as a location where Laundrie's silver Mustang was tagged "abandoned vehicle."North Port Police said Friday that one of the entrances to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, which gives access to the 25,000-acre preserve where Laundrie said he was going hiking on September 13, was marked with a do not cross line to give a local special response team space to train.
Florida police installed hidden cameras outside of the Laundrie family home before and after Brian went missing.
NewsNation reporter Brian Entin said that he was in the neighbor's yard doing alive about a month ago when he first saw a surveillance camera. On Friday, he spoke with North Port p , who confirmed they placed the cameras around the Laundries' house and in neighbors' yards. While some of the devices went up before 23-year-old Brian Laundrie disappeared, others were installed after.
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The Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino told Newsweek that unless he is informed that Brian has died, he will "still represent him."While appearing on NewsNationNow on Wednesday night, former FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer was asked why she believes that Laundrie is receiving help from "allies" and that he is still alive after he has been missing for over a month.
One of the things I held off on reporting -- but now will because Brian Laundrie is confirmed dead.
Police installed hidden cameras around the house -- including this camera in a neighbor's yard behind the house. This particular camera was installed after Brian went missing. pic.twitter.com/RgNeC4wSUw— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) October 23, 2021
One hidden camera was attached to a wooden structure in a neighbor's backyard that's behind the Laundries' home, installed after Brian left, and another one was placed inside a dumpster that showed the street. Footage from the cameras was live-streamed back to the police.
Entin said that he wasn't sure if there are any cameras inside the Laundries' home, but police confirmed the outdoor devices to him after he was caught looking directly into it during his live Twitter. Officers then called the neighbor to tell Entin to stop looking at it.
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The Laundries have not been legally implicated in Petito's death, but questions have been raised around their behavior after Petito went missing.Laundrie is missing and has been named a person of interest in his girlfriend Gabby Petito's death. Petito was declared missing on September 11, 10 days after not returning from a cross-country tour of national parks with Laundrie.
In another interview with North Port police, officers told the reporter that the notebook recovered near skeletal remains identified as Laundrie will be salvageable. The area where the belongings were discovered was previously underwater and investigators were unsure if they were going to be able to decipher any writing.
Law enforcement confirmed they never followed Brian in the Mustang when he went to the reserve because, at the time, it was still early in the investigation.
Police also said they believe it's purely coincidence that Chris and Roberta Laundrie located their son's belongings on Wednesday shortly after joining the search despite weeks of looking by professionals.
Their statement comes after the family's attorney, Steven Bertolino dismissed rumors that his clients planted evidence at the Myakkahatchee park.
Bertolino called the accusations "maddening," "ludicrous" and "bulls**t" during a Thursday night interview with NewsNation Prime. He also blamed protestors outside of the Laundrie home for creating a "ruckus" as his clients grieve the death of their son.
Human Remains Found in Florida Park Belong to Brian Laundrie, FBI Confirms
Partial remains belonging to Gabby Petito's fiancé were located in North Port, Florida, Wednesday following a 32-day searchMedical examiners used a comparison of dental records to positively identify the remains, the FBI's Denver Division wrote in a press release on Thursday.
Entin said that he held off on disclosing the information about the hidden cameras but will now because Laundrie has been confirmed as dead.
Thediscovered partial human remains near Florida's Carlton Reserve on October 20 near a backpack and notebook belonging to Laundrie but was unable to identify them at the time.
One day later, authorities said the remains were skeletal and they included a portion of a human skull. The Sarasota County Medical Examiner didn't initially expect to identify the remains on Thursday but the FBI confirmed they belonged to Laundrie using dental records.
Laundrie's remains are being sent to a forensic anthropologist for testing to determine the cause of death, with results expected to be released next week, Bertolino said Friday.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie reported their son missing on September 17 after he never returned from a hike four days earlier.
Bertolino, a friend of the Laundries for more than 25 years, said he was hired by the family after law enforcement began asking questions about the disappearance of Brian's fiancée, 22-year-old Gabby Petito.
Brian Laundrie search: No discrepancy between FBI and parents on missing timeline, says family lawyer
The attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie has chalked up differences in the timeline of when the Florida fugitive was reported missing to a lack of communication between law enforcement agencies and tells Fox News Digital there is "no discrepancy between the FBI and the Laundries."Steven Bertolino represents Chris and Roberta Laundrie and their son, Brian, who is a person of interest in the murder of his fiancée, Gabby Petito. Brian is also wanted on separate charges of unauthorized use of her bank card.
The couple had been traveling together across the country in a van but Laundrie returned to their Florida home September 1 without her. Petito's family reported her missing 10 days later but had not communicated with the young woman since late August.
Petito's body was located in Wyoming on September 19, and the corner's office ruled her death a homicide caused by strangulation. The FBI officially named Laundrie a person of interest in Petito's murder on Wednesday after his now-identified remains were found.
Newsweek reached out to North Port police and Bertolino for comment.
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North Port Police spokesman Joshua Taylor tells PEOPLE "this misidentification did not have a big impact on costs and the investigation"Joshua Taylor, public information officer for the North Port Police, tells PEOPLE "there is a very good possibility" that the 23-year-old fugitive was deceased two days after his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was reported missing.