In two different reports posted just this morning, on Sept 30th, 2021, by The New York Post, many are saying the Laundries know far more about their son, his whereabouts and his activities than they are letting on. Questions have been called into place about the timing of a camping trip reservation being made prior to Brian Laundrie’s return to Florida. Police have also found some information that indicates Brian may have bought a burner phone, though it is the same phone that the FBI already has in their custody, leading some to question where the original phone is and who currently has it.
Glad Brian Laundrie got a new phone. So happy for him. WHERE IS HIS OLD PHONE!!?? THE ONE THAT HE HAD HIS WHOLE TRIP WITH GABBY???!!! I love the way his attorney acts so cooperative🙄🙄but leaves out THE IMPORTANT STUFF? WHERE’S the REAL PHONE???
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 29, 2021
Apparently, Roberta Laundrie, (Brian’s mother) made reservations on August 24th, 2021 for two adults to campout “at the Fort De Soto Park Campground in St. Petersburg between Sept. 1 and 3, but changed them on Aug. 31 for three people for the weekend of Sept. 6-8, according to documents obtained by Fox News.”
This information led former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to question just how much Laundrie’s parents know. “What do Laundrie’s parents really know?
“When you think about essentially taking a weekend camping vacation with your son who just returned back from months on the road camping with his fiancée — and returned without his fiancée — it’s almost impossible to imagine that conversations didn’t take place between them…like, oh, I don’t know, ‘Where is your fiancee?’ and ‘Why did you leave her in Wyoming?’ — or wherever he claims to have parted ways?”
"What do [Brian] Laundrie's parents really know?" Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says, "It's almost impossible to imagine that conversations didn't take place between them about, oh, I don't know, where is your fiance?" pic.twitter.com/xkZSfaHjen
— HLN (@HLNTV) September 29, 2021
The family attorney Stever Bertolino confirmed in another report by the same writer and publication that Laundrie, his mother Roberta, and his father Chris, had gone camping on Sept. 6th and Sept 7th. He wanted to make it clear that the family did not stay until the 8th, but also that Chris and Roberta returned home without their son.
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— My Big Fat Quarantined Life (@spaghetti_life) September 30, 2021
It should be noted that Fox News has documentation that states Chris and Robert checked out on the 8th, despite the attorney’s claims. “The documents show the checkout was actually recorded on Sept. 8 – three days before Petito officially became a missing person.”
One of the people camping nearby, about three spots down from the Laundries “vaguely recalled” seeing “their truck and camper because he and his wife rarely see campers attached to vehicles anymore.”
Meanwhile, Dog the Bounty hunter (Duane “Dog” Chapman) has moved his search to the Fort De Soto Park Campgrounds thanks to tips from viewers. Dog told his viewers in the video below that “We’re here at the island. This would be and could be the perfect spot for him to hide. Not too many people out here but there’s a lot of environmental things that we’re going to fight.”
UPDATE: Video is from this morning — earlier today we launched an active and specific search in a key area based on the intelligence we are receiving and researching. Boat crews and ground teams have been called in and we have search and rescue dogs deployed. More to follow… pic.twitter.com/g2tq85JTZX
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) September 29, 2021
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 30, 2021
While a lot of news agencies play off the 68 year old bounty hunter’s presence as something of a joke, there are dozens if not hundreds of twitter users standing solidly behind him.
When Dog the Bounty Hunter finds Brian Laundrie before the FBI does will people see how much of a joke the national security agencies are? Go Dog!
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 28, 2021
The condescending tone some reporters have discussing Dog The Bounty Hunter and his discovery of a location based on tips sent to him in regards to the #BrianLaundrie is really telling. It's like they don't want to give him any credit but begrudgingly do so. We got you Dog. pic.twitter.com/YSFstZVU0u
— Name Cannot Be Blank (@LRTKH) September 29, 2021
So Dog The Bounty Hunter has to find Brian Laundrie because the FBI can't
and private citizens worked to evacuate Americans from Afghanistan because the White House couldn't/can't
Why do we pay taxes again?
— Jordan Rachel (@TheJordanRachel) September 29, 2021
While many are making jokes at Dog’s expense, there is a playfulness to it that implies they don’t really mind so long as Brian is found.
If #DogBountyHunter finds Brian Laundrie it will be the most America has been united since 9/12/01
— GorgeousGaryGalaxy (@GaryGou90034120) September 30, 2021
This junction of the Gabby Petito murder investigation feels like an absolute fever dream. You have Dog the Bounty Hunter who’s tracked Brian Laundrie down to a tropical island and is now taunting him by flying a banner around the island in hopes of flushing him out pic.twitter.com/RGCpMc3cBE
— J E DOUBLE F (@boutAWeekAhgo) September 29, 2021
This story may be updated with continuing developments.