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Federal arrest warrant issued for Brian Laundrie

Missing Traveler
Posted at 6:11 PM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 20:52:25-04

The FBI announced that the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie.

The indictment alleges Laundrie illegally used a bank card between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.

The indictment makes no mention of his fiancée, 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Her remains were found at a Wyoming campsite over the weekend. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Laundrie is considered a person of interest in the case.

Law enforcement officials are scouring Florida's 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve for Laundrie, where he reportedly went hiking.

Petito went missing last month amid a months-long cross-country road trip the couple had been taking.

On Aug. 12, police encountered the couple after bystanders witnessed them fighting at a convenience store in Moab, Utah.

No arrests were made, and the couple was told to separate for the night.

Petito's family says they last spoke with her on Aug. 25.

Laundrie returned to his Florida home without Petito on Sept. 1. She was declared missing on Sept. 11.