The search team will resume a search for Brian Laundry in the Florida wetlands this weekend following the death of his fiancée Gabby Petit. Meanwhile, Petit’s family is preparing for his funeral. set sunday..
A search took place at the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve, a wilderness park in Sarasota County, after the FBI issued a federal arrest warrant Thursday for the incident that followed Petit’s death.
“We will return throughout the weekend, focusing on more potential areas throughout the reserve,” the agency said in a social media post.
Laundry’s parents told investigators that after returning from a cross-country trip to a beautiful-free national park on September 1, they went camping in the park on September 14.
The search for a laundry that had been missing for more than a week turned into a manhunt on Thursday, when a grand jury charged him with fraud with a Capital One debit card and multiple accounts. According to the document, he spent more than $1,000, but did not say whose card or account belonged.
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A complaint issued Thursday by the state of Wyoming in the United States said the laundromat was accused of unauthorized access to the device and bank account access without permission from August 30 to September 1.
Laundry is believed to be interested in Petito’s murder, but has not been charged.
This week, a law firm operating in Northport announced it would offer a $20,000 reward for information that leads directly to the location of the laundromat. The Pennsylvania Buchoff Act told Fox News it had already received several tips, which were transferred to law enforcement agencies.
“We have an office in Northport and our employees work and live there,” Tatiana Bukoff told outlets Friday. “We serve our customers out there, and we want to do what we can to help them find answers and get justice.”
Officials said Thursday they were looking for laundry in a particular section of the Carlton Reserve, indicating that the search was narrowed down for the first time. More than 75 law enforcement personnel from 16 agencies have joined the investigation.
The park is home to thousands of acres of wetlands, subtropical terrain, and wildlife such as crocodiles, snakes, bobcats, and coyotes. There are more than 100 miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding trails, campgrounds, and rivers.
Local survival expert Mark Burrow said the reserve is too moist and has little food or safe drinking water. He said that black bears, leopards and clouds of munching insects also live in the reserve.
“If he’s in Carlton Reserve, he’s in hell,” Barrow said.
Officers use special dive units, dogs, drones and ATV vehicles to search the park.
“Currently, several areas are under water,” Northport Police said in a Facebook post. “This is a dangerous task for the search team, as crocodiles and snakes fill the affected marshes and hiking and cycling trails.”
In July, Petito and Laundry embarked on a road trip recorded on social media as a romantic adventure. The trip was due to end in Oregon the following month, but the laundry returned alone to the couple’s Florida home, which is about 35 miles south of Sarasota. Petito’s parents told her she went missing 10 days later.
His body was found on Sunday at a campsite near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and preliminary results of the autopsy concluded that his death was a homicide. Teton County coroners did not specify a specific cause of death until final autopsy results were available.
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On Monday, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office in Utah called 911 from August 12, and the caller walked past the couple’s van and saw “a gentleman slapping a girl.” said.
A body camera video released last week showed Petit crying as police stopped near a highway near Arches National Park in Utah. The video shows a Utah police officer talking to a laundromat. He said the area authorities did not take any action other than asking the couple to separate for the night, but for several days the estrangement between the two had escalated.
The City of Moab has announced that it will launch an investigation into the police’s response to the incident between Laundry and Petit.
“At this time, the City of Moab is unaware that it violated police policy during this incident, but the city conducted a formal investigation and based on the results, the following seemed appropriate: We will take action,” the city said in a statement. said in a statement to CNN.
After Laundry returned from a trip without Petit and went missing, the FBI searched the van and his family’s home in Florida, where it was linked. Investigators say the laundry and its surroundings hid important information about the incident.
The Laundry family, through attorney Stephen Bertolino, issued a brief statement saying, “May Gabby rest in peace.”
Petito’s funeral will take place on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook, NY. Gabby Petit’s father tweeted on Friday..
Laundry is a white man, 5 feet tall, 8 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, has brown eyes, short brown hair, and cropped facial hair. If you have information, you can contact the nationwide hotline to receive suggestions at 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324).
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Contributions: Joel Shannon, Christine Fernando, Kristal Hayes, Jeanine Santucci, USA Today; Patricia McKnight, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; The Associated Press