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Police in Gabby Petito case confused Brian Laundrie's mother for him: Spokesman
"They're kind of built similarly," Josh Taylor said, adding, "No case is perfect."

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Publishing date:Oct 27, 2021 • 19 hours ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation
This August 12, 2021, still image from a police bodycam released by the Moab City Police Department in Utah, shows Brian Laundrie (L) speaking with police as they responded to an altercation between Laundrie and his girlfriend Gabrielle Petito.
This August 12, 2021, still image from a police bodycam released by the Moab City Police Department in Utah, shows Brian Laundrie (L) speaking with police as they responded to an altercation between Laundrie and his girlfriend Gabrielle Petito. PHOTO BY HANDOUT /Moab City Police Department/AFP via Getty Imag
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Police in Florida mistook Brian Laundrie’s mother for him while surveilling the family’s home after the disappearance of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, an agency spokesman said Monday, acknowledging a misstep in the investigation days after Laundrie’s remains were found.

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Josh Taylor, a spokesman for the police department in North Port, Fla., told WINK News that investigators monitoring the home confused a baseball cap-wearing Roberta Laundrie for her 23-year-old son, he said.


“They’re kind of built similarly,” Taylor told the television station. He added: “No case is perfect.”

Skeletal remains identified as Laundrie’s were found Oct. 20 in Florida’s Carlton Reserve, marking the end of a month-long manhunt. His parents reported him missing Sept. 17, after he was named a person of interest in his fiancee’s disappearance but before her body was found last month.

No one has been charged in Petito’s death, which was ruled a homicide by strangulation. Laundrie was separately indicted by a grand jury on charges related to his activities following his fiancee’s death. It is unclear how the investigation will proceed after his remains were found at Carlton Reserve, a roughly 25,000-acre wetlands area in Sarasota County.

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Taylor did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

The mid-September revelation that Laundrie was also missing added another twist to a case that captured widespread public interest – and raised questions about how he slipped away on law enforcement’s watch.

Taylor told WINK that North Port police began watching the Laundrie home after Petito’s family reported her missing Sept. 11. Days earlier, Laundrie had returned from the couple’s cross-country road trip without her.

Laundrie refused to speak to police, but authorities kept watch via cameras, according to WINK. On Sept. 13, investigators saw him drive away in his Mustang, the station reported. Two days later, the Mustang returned, and police “thought that we had seen Brian come back into the home,” Taylor said.

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With public pressure mounting, North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison insisted during a Sept. 16 news conference that officers knew Laundrie’s whereabouts.

“All I’m going to say is we know where Brian Laundrie is at,” he said.

When his parents reported him missing the next day, Taylor said, “that was certainly news to us.” He said he now believes the person they saw leaving the car in a baseball cap was Roberta Laundrie.

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito on first date.
Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito on first date. PHOTO BY GABBY PETITO /Instagram
“They had returned from the park with that Mustang,” Taylor told WINK. “So who does that? Right? Like, if you think your son’s missing since Tuesday, you’re going to bring his car back to the home – so, it didn’t make sense that anyone would do that if he wasn’t there. So, the individual getting out with a baseball cap we thought was Brian.”

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The couple had embarked on a trip through national parks in a converted van, documenting their travels through rosy photos posted to social media. But a different side of the relationship emerged during the investigation into Petito’s disappearance, including an Aug. 12 encounter with police following an altercation between the two in Moab, Utah. Two weeks later, Laundrie returned to his parents’ home alone.

Laundrie was the lone person of interest in the killing of 22-year-old Petito, whose body was discovered Sept. 19 in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

After skeletal remains were discovered in Carlton Reserve, investigators confirmed to Laundrie’s parents that they belonged to their son, Steve Bertolino, the family’s attorney, told The Washington Post shortly after investigators were seen visiting their home in Sarasota, Fla.

“We have no further comment at this time, and we ask that you respect the Laundries’ privacy at this time,” Bertolino said last week.

An initial autopsy of Laundrie’s remains did not uncover his cause of death, the Associated Press reported Monday. Further examinations are expected to be conducted. Authorities have not released details about what was inside a notebook and backpack found with the remains.
 
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GABBY PETITO: Florida police chief admits cops blew Laundrie case
Author of the article:Brad Hunter
Publishing date:Nov 02, 2021 • 21 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
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Whoops.

The Florida police chief whose service was supposed to be watching Brian Laundrie — who famously slipped through their fingers — blamed “human error” as the culprit.


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North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison also said Laundrie likely killed himself in the alligator-infested Florida conservation area where he was found dead in October.

Laundrie, 23, was described as a person of interest in the disappearance and eventual murder of his girlfriend Gabby Petito, 22. But on Sept. 15, cops watching the Laundrie home thought he was slipping out but in reality, it was his mother.

“As a leader, what do I do?” Garrison said.

“No, people want open transparency and honesty from their law enforcement officials.”

He added: “Yes, we made a mistake. It was human error, but I still stand behind my team.”

Missing poster for Gabby Petito who disappeared in August.
Missing poster for Gabby Petito who disappeared in August. PHOTO BY HANDOUT /AWARE
However, Garrison told members of the South County Tiger Bay Club the screw-up had no impact on the outcome of the investigation.

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“Now we know that, by the time we became the lead agency, Brian had already left the house and presumably had already been deceased out in the Carlton Reserve,” he said.

Petito was reported missing by her mother on Sept. 11.

Laundrie had already returned home from the couple’s cross-country van trip 10 days earlier.

The Long Island native’s body was found on Sept. 19 in a Wyoming campground. Laundrie’s body was found on Oct. 21 and so far cops are not saying how he died.

Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman, who took part in the manhunt, said Laundrie was likely dead soon after he vanished.


“That guy went out there and by all accounts probably committed suicide and he was right out there where we thought he was,” Hoffman said.

“There was four feet of water out there at the time.”

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S44E420/20: Life Online: The Last Days of Gabby Petito
Why the Petito case went viral and the outcry for the same attention to be applied to the cold cases of others, especially people of color and indigenous women.
NR | 10.29.21 | 01:19:34 | CC
 

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S44E420/20: Life Online: The Last Days of Gabby Petito
Why the Petito case went viral and the outcry for the same attention to be applied to the cold cases of others, especially people of color and indigenous women.
NR | 10.29.21 | 01:19:34 | CC

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Brian Laundrie died of self-inflicted gunshot wound: Family lawyer
The fiancee of Gabby Petito was found dead on Oct. 20 in Carlton Reserve

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Publishing date:Nov 23, 2021 • 16 hours ago • 1 minute read • 8 Comments
Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito on first date.
Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito on first date. PHOTO BY GABBY PETITO /Instagram
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Brian Laundrie died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to a lawyer for his family.

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Laundrie, who gained notoriety by being named the sole suspect in the death of his fiancee Gabby Petito, with a manhunt following, was found dead on Oct. 20 in Carlton Reserve near North Port, Fla.


Steve Bertolino, a lawyer for the Laundries, told multiple U.S. outlets, including the New York Post , that the family was told Laundrie had died via a gunshot.

“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide,” Bertolino told The Post. “Chris and Roberta are still mourning the loss of their son and are hopeful that these findings bring closure to both families.”

A forensic anthropologist determined the cause of death to be suicide.


It took time to find the remains of Laundrie, 23, because police said they were submerged in a marsh.

Petito, 22, had gone missing on Sept. 1 when Laundrie returned from a trip the pair had been taking together.

Her death was ruled a homicide by strangulation.