An arrest warrant has been issued for Brian Laundrie following the death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito after her body was found as a Wyoming campsite.
“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,” the FBI said in a statement on Thursday.
“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,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI.”
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 23, 2021
Laundrie remains missing nearly a week after the discovery of Petito’s body. An investigation determined the likely cause of death as homicide.
“Petito’s parents, who live on Long Island, New York, reported her missing on Sept. 11 after not hearing from her for two weeks.,” The Washington Examiner reported.
“On Tuesday, the FBI confirmed the remains of a person found in Wyoming over the weekend were Petito,” it added.
The ongoing case will remain high priority as Laundrie continues to evade authorities. The story has captivated people worldwide as it addresses many issues related to domestic violence.