Authorities might have new evidence in the ongoing search for a person of interest in the homicide of 22-year-old Gabby Petito.
According to reports, Petito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, was potentially caught on camera by a camper at a Florida campsite.
Laundrie’s parents lawyer up
Laundrie returned to his family in Florida without Petito in early September and went on at least one camping trip at Fort De Soto Park before he went missing too.
His family’s attorney confirmed that the outing took place between Sept. 6-8 and included his mother, Roberta Laundrie.
Investigators discovered the apparently inadvertent photo while attempting to track him down over an arrest warrant for credit card fraud allegations.
He remains missing and it is unclear what his parents know regarding his whereabouts. They have retained lawyers and are unwilling to speak to authorities, though police have conducted multiple raids of their home for evidence.
Marci Newsom is believed to have captured Laundrie in a photo she took on Sept. 6, the same day he checked into the park. She was taking a selfie shot and a figure in the background appeared to be Laundrie, though it is uncertain whether it is him.
Newsom said she took other photos that day in which a red truck with a camper — matching a description of the Laundries’ vehicle — could be seen.
As for where Laundrie is today, there are signs that the FBI is closing in on his location.
This week, agents went to the AT&T store where he was spotted buying a cellphone on the same day his family claimed he went missing. The family attorney, however, insists that it is the same phone that he left behind before disappearing, which authorities have in their possession.
Even Duane Chapman, known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, is getting in on the search, confirming this week that he discovered a “fresh campsite” while searching Shell Island off the coast of Florida. Chapman has been pursuing leads and believes he is closing in on the suspect.
As it stands, however, Laundrie is still at large — and Americans are sure to remain gripped in a real-time murder mystery playing out through the media.