Brian Laundrie – FBI may KNOW where Gabby Petito's fiance is hiding but are holding off capturing him, lawyer claims

Brian Laundrie – FBI may KNOW where Gabby Petito's fiance is hiding but are holding off capturing him, lawyer claims

A LAWYER has claimed that the FBI may know where Brian Laundrie is, but they are not ready to bring him into custody just yet.

Jarred Dunn, from Alabama, explained why he believes that authorities could be holding off on an arrest on a video posted to TikTok on Wednesday.

"If you all think the authorities do not know where this guys is, you are living in Wonderland," Dunn says, adding that he has worked as a police officer for years and has tracked people down as an attorney.

According to Dunn's theory, authorities are waiting to apprehend Brian because they do not have enough evidence to charge him with the murder of his fiancé Gabby Petito.

“The police do not have enough evidence to convict [Brian] of murder,” he claims. “They went and got fraud charges to try to buy them some time and get the public off of their back.”

Brian is not currently considered a suspect in Gabby's murder but has been cited as a person of interest. He is wanted on a warrant for alleged bank fraud after running up $1,000 in charges on a debit card that's believed to have belonged to Gabby.

Dunn continues to say that police charged Brian with bank fraud so they can work on building a murder case in the meantime.

"That's what they're trying to do, they're trying to build a case. They do not want him in custody right now.

“The police [are] not ready to bring him in.

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“If they screw this up — they only get one shot.”

Dunn's video has been watched nearly 370,000 times, and many of the thousands of comments agree with his theory.

"I was a prosecutor for 10 years and currently a criminal defense attorney for 20 years. I've been telling people this the entire time," reads one comment.

"This actually makes a lot of sense and I never even thought about it," says another.

But not everyone was so convinced with Dunn's theory.

"Those fraud charges are enough to keep him locked up while they build a case. They have no idea where he is," said one TikTok user.

"That's pretty far out there dude," said another.

There is no evidence that Dunn's theory has any truth to it, and he himself openly doubts it.

To those who questioned why authorities would spend so much money on the search for Brian if they already know where he is, Dunn answered: "Definitely the best argument against what I'm saying. Makes me wonder if I'm wrong. Still though, something is up."

The Sun contacted the FBI for comment on Dunn's claims but had not heard back by publication time.

Meanwhile, private investigator Bill Warner exclusively told The Sun that "mastermind" Brian is alive and on the run on the Appalachian Trail.

"This is usually what people on the run do," he said on Thursday about Brian's disappearance.

"They just go dark, hide everything. They don't take a car, they don't take a phone. They don't take any ID, but they can't be identified."

Brian has now been missing for more than two weeks.

He was reported missing by his parents on September 17, three days after they last saw him.

Brian allegedly told his parents Chris and Roberta that he was going for a hike in the alligator and snake-infested Carlton Reserve in Sarasota.

Speculation continues to grow that he is not hiding in the reserve as he has not been found despite a massive search.

FBI detectives, cops, and bloodhounds have waded through the swampy marshlands and navigated the tricky terrain using swamp buggies in the search for the 23-year-old, which has even attracted Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Former LA County Sheriff’s deputy Mike Hadsell, who is said to be familiar with the reserve, estimated that cops are spending $200,000 a day as they search the park.

Gabby Petito timeline

Gabby Petito, 22, was last seen on August 24, leaving a hotel in Utah. Here is a timeline of Gabby Petito’s disappearance:

  • June 2021 – Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie set off on a cross-country trip across the US.
  • July 4 – Gabby posts photos of herself barefoot in Gove County, Kansas.
  • July 8 – Gabby posts photos of herself at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
  • July 18 – Gabby and Brian post photos of themselves at Utah's Zion National Park.
  • August 12 – Body camera footage was released in September showing an encounter Brian and Gabby had with police in Utah. Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.
  • August 19 – Gabby and Brian post a video on their YouTube channel chronicling their trip.
  • August 24 – Gabby is spotted leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • August 25 – Gabby Facetimes her mom, Nichole Schmidt, for the final time. In a later police report, Schmidt said her conversations with her daughter revealed "more and more tension" between her and Brian.
  • August 25 – Gabby also posts her last Instagram. No location is given.
  • August 27 – Gabby is seen for what's believed to be the final time. Witnesses claim they saw Brian in an explosive argument with staff at a restaurant in Jackson Hole, leaving Gabby in tears.
  • August 27 – Four hours later, travel bloggers driving through Grand Teton National Park drive past the couple's van "abandoned" on a dirt road.
  • September 1 – Brian returns home to Florida without Gabby.
  • September 11 – Gabby's parents report her missing to Suffolk County police.
  • September 14 – Brian's family issues a statement saying he has retained an attorney and will not be cooperating with investigators.
  • September 14 – Brian is allegedly last seen by his family. He reportedly told them he was going hiking in Cartlon Reserve but failed to return.
  • September 15 – Florida's North Port police announce Brian is a person of interest in the case. He is not charged with any crime.
  • September 16 – Utah police release body camera footage of the police encounter with Brian and Gabby.
  • September 17 – Brian's parents say they have not seen their son in a couple of days and report him missing.
  • September 18 – Police announce they were searching Carlton Reserve in Florida for Brian. Police announce they have not found anything.
  • September 19 – Authorities in Wyoming say they found a body in Grand Teton National Park. The FBI announces the body was believed to be Gabby's but a full forensic identification needs to be completed first to confirm.
  • September 20 – Police execute a search warrant on Laundrie's home, seizing his silver Mustang and a hard drive that may contain "evidence relevant to proving that a felony has been committed."
  • September 21 – Officials announce they will be conducting an autopsy on the remains found in Wyoming to confirm whether or not they belong to Gabby. Police also resumed their search for Laundrie, this time on the Venice side of Carlton Reserve.
  • September 21 – The FBI announced the body found in Wyoming was identified as Gabby's. The cause of death was not yet revealed.
  • September 21 – The Teton County Coroner's office said Gabby's official cause of death was still pending but the initial manner of death is homicide.
  • September 22 – Police continue to scour Carlton Reserve for a trace of Laundrie but yield no leads. A specialist dive team is called in to assist with the hunt.
  • September 23 – Officials announced a federal arrest warrant for Brian was issued.
  • September 26 – Gabby's funeral was held on Long Island, New York.


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