Brian Laundrie’s mother has been accused of buying a burner phone to keep in touch with her runaway son as the hunt for the prime suspect in Gabby Petito’s death continues.
A popular Twitter account created to help find Brian Laundrie tweeted the claim that Roberta Laundrie, Brian Laundrie’s mother, has a burner phone. Confirmed by FBI. However, the claim hasn’t officially been confirmed or rejected by the FBI.
The FBI said, according to 10 Tampa Bay reporter Shannon Clowe that they did not confirm or deny contact with any person or entity to preserve their privacy, and that as such, they didn’t confirm or deny the receipt of any tip, and that they had no further comment.
Lyssa Chapman, Duane Chapman’s (Dog the Bounty Hunter) daughter, tweeted that the FBI confirmed the accusation that Roberta Laundrie has a burner phone but didn’t present any proof of the evidence.
The Laundrie family’s attorney, Steven Bertolino, had no comment.
Internet sleuths have claimed that Brian Laundrie is using a burner phone after supposedly noticing changes to his Instagram and Spotify accounts since he disappeared two weeks ago.
According to Inside Edition, Brian’s Instagram account reportedly became active for three seconds on Monday showing waves and just a peak of an olive green boat. The account also allegedly unfollowed numerous people.
There have also been claims online that Brian’s Spotify playlist name changed from ‘Selfconsomption’ to ‘Nomatic Statik.’ The playlist was reportedly created after Gabby Petito’s disappearance.
Brian Laundrie has been named a person of interest in the investigation into his fiance Gabby Petito’s death. Her remains were discovered in Wyoming and her demise was ruled a homicide after she was reported missing on September 11.
Dog the Bounty Hunter joined the hunt for Brian Laundrie on Saturday and was immediately inundated with tips, one of which claimed that the Laundrie family spent the night in Fort De Soto Park with their son twice after he came back alone from Wyoming in early September.
Dog told TV reporter Brian Entin Monday night that Brian Laundries parents spent the night in For De Soto in Pinellas County, Florida, from September 1 to 3, staying in spot number 1.
He further claims that they returned with Brian to stay on spot 15 from September 6 to 8.
To be fair, this has been a particularly interesting case, and there’s been a lot of TV coverage on it, with loads of people online sleuthing about it, but we have to remember that these are human beings that we’re talking about, and this isn’t a game of Inspector Clouseau. An actual crime has been committed, whether Brian Laundrie did it or not!
He may be the perpetrator of a crime, or he may not be, but at the moment he’s just a person of interest. At the moment it’s all speculation, and no one will really know anything about what really took place until Brian Laundrie is found, that’s if he’s ever found.
We do know that before Gabby Petito’s disappearance they were both seen at a restaurant in Wyoming where Brian Laundrie was reportedly involved in an inflammable argument with a waitress.
Nina Celie Angelo, of New Orleans, said that she’d been visiting the state with her boyfriend on August 27 when they stopped for lunch at Merry Piglets, a Tex Mex restaurant in Jackson Hole between 1 and 2 pm, and she claimed that she watched on in shock as the agitated Brian Laundrie started arguing with a waitress and that Gabby Petito was with him at the time.
And that while she couldn’t hear what words were being exchanged between Brian Laundrie and the woman, she believed the dispute was either over the bill or about money, and she described Brian Laundrie’s body language as aggressive and said that he left and returned to the establishment about four times, continuing the conflict and that at one stage Gabby Petito came inside and apologised for Brian’s behaviour.
Brian Laundrie clearly had an aggressive nature, although that doesn’t mean that he killed Gabby Petito in cold blood.
Perhaps with all this rage pumping they both got back and argued. Maybe he shoved her and she got wounded in the fight – maybe he didn’t realise she was dying when he sped off in the truck to get away from her, and then came back and realised she was dead, and just panicked because they’d been stopped by the police earlier on, and that’s why he went to his parents home because after calming down, having realised what he’d done, and maybe that’s why they had their attorney on speed dial because they knew what would happen.
Sadly, there are a lot of maybe’s and people making hypotheses, with everyone wanting to be the Pink Panther. But this is not a movie, nor is it funny, and hopefully Brian Laundrie will be apprehended and then we can find out what the actual truth is.