A remarkable twist in Gabby Petito‘s disappearance case: Brian Laundrie, the fiancee of the 22-year-old influencer and YouTube star, is now untraceless, US media reports.
Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito had been a couple for a while and even had wedding plans. But first they wanted to go on a road trip across the United States. “Because you really get to know each other during such a long trip,” they said to friends before they left.
At first everything was cake and egg, it was seen on the YouTube videos they made, but as the trip progressed, the couple got into a fight more often. On August 12, the Moab Police Department (Utah) even had to intervene. However, after a night of sleep alone, the couple was allowed to continue their way. The anger was cool, it seemed.
But a few weeks later, on September 1, Laundrie returned home to Florida. Without his girlfriend. Although she had often called her parents during the trip, every trace of Petito was now missing. A few days after Laundrie’s return, her parents reported her missing.
Laundrie has been questioned several times about the disappearance of his girlfriend, but always refused to cooperate with the investigation. Although his Laundrie lawyer claimed that his client was silent “at his request,” the young man was only suspicious in the eyes of the detectors.
And now it turns out that Laundrie itself has been missing for four days, the US media reports. The police thought he was staying with his parents, but that doesn‘t seem to be right. Presumably he’s been on the run. “Another turn in the story,” said police spokesman Josh Taylor.