FBI Issues Federal Arrest Warrrant For Brian Laundrie In Gabby Petito Case

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 according to the FBI.

Special Agent in charge, Michael Schneider, from the FBI's Denver office says "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. We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie's role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI."

The FBI, in coordination with the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jackson Police Department seek assistance from anyone who utilized the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area between the dates of August 27-30, 2021, and who may have had contact with Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito or may have seen her vehicle.

The Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area is located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the east boundary of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Ms. Petito was on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend visiting national parks in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. They were driving a white 2012 Ford Transit van with a variety of stickers on the back. The van is registered to Ms. Petito with Florida plate QFTG03. Ms. Petito was reported missing on September 11, 2021, and her remains were recovered near the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area on September 19, 2021.

If you were in the vicinity of Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area, as identified in the map, during the timeframe of August 27-30, 2021, and saw Ms. Petito, her boyfriend, or Petito’s van, please provide that information to the FBI. Relevant information may be submitted to the FBI online at tips.fbi.gov, or by phone to 1-800-CALL-FBI or 303-629-7171. Photos and videos may be uploaded via the FBI’s digital media tipline dedicated to this case: fbi.gov/petito. You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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