NORTH PORT, Fla. — UPDATE (Sept. 23, 2021): A federal arrest warrant was issued for Brian Laundrie following a grand jury indictment in connection with the Gabby Petito case. Click here for the latest information.
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Shortly before the FBI entered the Laundrie family home Monday in North Port, police confirmed they did not have plans for another major search at Carlton Reserve – the last place detectives believed he'd been.
On Sunday, a body was found at Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. Investigators said it matched the description of Laundrie's fiancée, 22-year-old Gabby Petito.
The Teton County Coroner's Office did a forensic examination on Tuesday and determined the body found in Wyoming belonged to Petito. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Click here for the latest updates.
Back in Florida, the FBI obtained a search warrant for the home where Laundrie had lived with his parents and Petito before the couple set out on a cross-country road trip that was documented on social media. Agents and police arrived Monday morning, setting up crime scene tape at the location.
Laundrie, who is considered a "person of interest" after coming home from that road trip without Petito, has not spoken to police or the FBI about her disappearance.
Authorities had been trying for days to get him or his family to provide any information that could help the case. They were unsuccessful.
On Friday, Laundrie’s lawyer told 10 Tampa Bay Brian's whereabouts were "currently unknown." He proceeded to add that Laundrie had not been seen by his parents since the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 14.
The lawyer called FBI investigators on Friday, and Laundrie's parents talked with agents about their son's disappearance. At that point, the search began for Laundrie.
Investigators on Friday removed property from the home, hoping it could help lead to Brian.
Large-scale search efforts for Laundrie began Saturday in the vast Carlton Reserve, which covers 24,565 acres in Sarasota County, Fla. His family told authorities they believed he entered the area earlier that week. It has more than 80 miles of hiking trails.
More than 50 people canvassed the nature preserve, looking for him. Nothing was found Saturday or Sunday.
"We currently believe we have exhausted all avenues in searching of the grounds there. Law enforcement agencies continue to search for Brian Laundrie," the North Port Police Department said.