A North Carolina caller was the latest to report a potential sighting of fugitive Brian Laundrie in Rocky Mount, N.C. early Wednesday night.
“White male subject wearing a light grey t-shirt… walking toward 301… advised that he looked like Brian Laundrie,” the dispatcher mentioned over the scanner round 5:45 p.m. ET.
Police officers investigated the sighting and located that it was a false alarm.
“There was a citizen passerby that spotted an individual that matched the description of Brian Laundrie,” Cpl. Ricky Jackson informed Fox News. “Officers went to the area, located the individual that they were referring to, and we can positively identify that individual was not Brian Laundrie.”
It’s the latest in a sequence of reported sightings of Laundrie in North Carolina and different states.
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Dennis Davis, a hiker who claims he’s “100%” optimistic he noticed Brian Laundrie on Oct. 2, mentioned he has met with the FBI about the reported sighting, which befell close to the Appalachian Trail at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line.
The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and Haywood County Sheriff’s Office mentioned they’ve investigated a number of reported sightings of Laundrie in the western a part of the state.
“The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of calls regarding the sighting of Brian Laundrie over the past several days, each one being investigated thoroughly and areas of concern searched, but all to no avail,” the Haywood County sheriff mentioned on Oct. 4.
A person who bore a resemblance to Laundrie was captured on a deer path digicam in the Florida panhandle final month, however the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that it was not him after investigating.
A buddy of Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito, whose stays have been present in Wyoming final month after she was strangled, informed Fox News that Laundrie hung out on the Appalachian Trail in 2018 after highschool.
A federal arrest warrant was issued for Laundrie on Sept. 23 for alleged debit card fraud and he’s an individual of curiosity in the murder of Petito.
Laundrie disappeared from his North Port house on Sept. 13 and was reported lacking by his mother and father a couple of days later, in accordance to his household’s legal professional.
Police have been aiding the FBI with a seek for weeks in the Carlton Reserve, the place Laundrie’s mother and father mentioned he went in a silver Ford Mustang.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office despatched a Ok-9 able to looking for out human stays on Thursday to the reserve, which is a 24,000-acre expanse of woods and swamps about 15 miles from the Laundries’ house.
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