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US Gabby Petito Search Extends to Grand Teton as Brian Laundrie Sought in Alligator-Infested Area

02:21  19 september  2021
02:21  19 september  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Brian Laundrie's Sister Says She Loves Gabby Petito as Protests Target Her Parents' Home

  Brian Laundrie's Sister Says She Loves Gabby Petito as Protests Target Her Parents' Home "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.

Gabby Petito latest: Rangers searching Grand Teton , Yellowstone for missing woman. A team of elite National Park Service rangers are searching Saturday for missing Long Island native Gabby Petito in Grand Teton in Wyoming and another squad may be combing a remote part of nearby Yellowstone, a report said. The searches in Wyoming are underway at the same time police and FBI officers in Florida are searching a wildlife preserve for Petito ’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie , whose parents say they last saw him Tuesday.

The search for Gabby Petito is narrowing after a witness came forward to say she saw the missing YouTuber’s van on the day she was last heard from. Shannon Baker says she and her husband Russell spotted the distinctive Ford Transit Van in a parking area near Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming at about 5pm on 25 August. The sighting is being welcomed by the Petito family and investigators as potentially crucial to locating the missing YouTuber. The nationwide search has been “hindered” by Ms Petito ’s boyfriend Brian Laundrie ’s refusal to cooperate with law enforcement or

The search for Gabby Petito continues—as does a separate search for fiancée, Brian Laundrie, thousands of miles away. On Saturday, the Denver FBI announced it has extended the search for Petito to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

a person standing in a room: The search for Gabby Petito has been extended to the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. In this photo, parents Tara and Joe Petito react while the City of North Port Chief of Police Todd Garrison speaks during a news conference for their missing daughter on September 16, 2021, in North Port, Florida. © Octavio Jones/Getty Images The search for Gabby Petito has been extended to the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. In this photo, parents Tara and Joe Petito react while the City of North Port Chief of Police Todd Garrison speaks during a news conference for their missing daughter on September 16, 2021, in North Port, Florida.

Petito, 22, is believed to have gone missing while visiting the park with Laundrie in August. She was first reported missing on September 11.

Gabby Petito remains missing as authorities search vast wildlife reserve for fiancé

  Gabby Petito remains missing as authorities search vast wildlife reserve for fiancé The family of Brian Laundrie, Petito's 23-year-old fiancé, told officers Friday that they haven’t seen him since Tuesday.Police named Laundrie a person of interest in Petito's disappearance, but he has refused to speak with police. No charges have been filed, and the case continues to be a missing persons case, police said.

11. Police named Brian Laundrie , Petito ’s fiancé, a person of interest this week as the search for Petito intensified. Miranda Baker, in videos posted to TikTok Friday, said that she and her boyfriend had picked up Laundrie at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 after spotting him hitchhiking on the side of the Petito checked out of the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Aug. 24, soon before she went missing, FOX 13 of Salt Lake City reported. Her mother said she last saw her daughter over Facetime around the same time that the 22-year-old and her fiancé Brian Laundrie were believed to have left for Grand Teton

Along with the search for missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito , local and federal authorities in Florida are looking for Petito 's fiance Brian Laundrie after his family told police they haven't seen him since Tuesday. The FBI is involved in the investigation and search for the 23-year-old Laundrie , police in North Port said late Friday in a statement that expressed frustration that his family did not speak with investigators for nearly a week about Petito 's disappearance. "We understand the community's frustration, we are frustrated too.

She was reportedly last seen on August 24 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Salt Lake City. The couple had been making their way from Utah's Arches National Park to Grand Teton. It was during this trip that she was last in contact with her family via Facetime on August 25.

The FBI confirmed the extension of the search via Twitter on Saturday. The bureau also urged the public to "maintain distance from any law enforcement personnel, equipment, vehicles, and their related activity" while the investigation is being conducted.

"The #FBI and our partners at the National Park Service, Teton County Sheriff's Office & Jackson Police Department are currently conducting ground surveys in areas of Grand Teton National Park that are relevant to the investigation into Gabrielle Petito's disappearance," the tweet reads.

Grand Teton National Park covers around 310,000 acres in northwest Wyoming.

Meanwhile, the search continues for Laundrie, 23, in North Port, Florida. His family reported him missing in the town on Friday. Since then, dozens of FBI agents, police officers and others have been canvassing the Carlton Reserve, which spans over 24,000 acres in Venice, Florida.

Speaking to Fox News reporters, a man who lives near Carlton Reserve said that its waters are full of alligators.

"There's just so much area here," the man can be heard to say in a video posted to Twitter, in response to a question about the challenges facing law enforcement in its search for Laundrie. Shortly after this, he points out an alligator visible in a nearby body of water.

Police have been bringing search dogs and amphibious swamp buggies to aid in their search of Carlton Reserve.

While Laundrie's condition remains unknown, Petito's family have said they believe he is "hiding" to evade law enforcement and is not missing in the same way that their daughter is believed to be.

"Brian is not missing, he is hiding. Gabby is missing," the family said through the law office representing them.

Earlier this week, the Moab City Police Department in Utah released body-cam footage from an interaction with the couple on August 12. Officers had been responding to an altercation between the two, with Petito claiming that Laundrie had locked her out of their van and told her to calm down. The two were advised to "stay away from each other" for the remainder of that night.

Petito had been active prior to her disappearance as a travel YouTuber working in the "van life" genre.

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Arrest Warrant for Brian Laundrie Issued in Wyoming Following Gabby Petito's Death .
Brian Laundrie, considered a person of interest in Gabby Petito's disappearance, has not been seen since he was reported missing last FridayLaundrie, who has been considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was indicted by a federal grand jury for "use of unauthorized access devices" following Petito's death.

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