As authorities proceed the manhunt for Brian Laundrie — and the publicspeculates wildly about his whereabouts — The Post has acquired property paperwork that reveal a string of current home gross sales by the Laundrie household, in addition to pictures that take us inside the residence he shares together with his dad and mom.
FBI brokers raided the fugitive’s Florida bed room Monday, a day after Gabby Petito’s now-confirmed stays have been discovered — and the day earlier than her demise was dominated a murder.
Authorities found the physique Sunday in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, the place FBI, National Parks and native regulation enforcement officers have been trying to find Petito since final week.
Petito, 22, was on a cross-country journey along with her boyfriend Brian, 23, when she disappeared there.
“Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999,” the FBI subject workplace in Denver announced on Twitter Tuesday. “Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide,” the company added. “The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results.”
Meanwhile, thriller swirls round Brian’s household after they went radio-silent Tuesday when their authorized staff canceled a press convention that was scheduled to happen in the wake of the FBI swarm.
After it was formally declared against the law scene, Brian’s dad and mom — Roberta, 55, and Chris, 62 — have been seen being pulled out of their home whereas investigators labored on gathering and monitoring down proof that may assist clarify his sudden disappearance.
The Post has acquired pictures inside the household’s three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in North Port, Florida, which was bought by the Laundries in 2015 for $120,000. Two years later, they tried to listing the home for $215,000, with a value discount a month later. The Laundries took the home again off the market shortly after, in January 2018.
One of the photos from the 2017 actual property itemizing takes us inside Brian’s presumed bed room. A disturbing poster of darkish figures with hammers and spheres violently attacking different figures may be seen resting on the two-case bookshelf.
Other gadgets noticed in the room embody what seems to be a gun propped up subsequent to the cabinets over his mattress, a Darth Vader masks and a sequence of “Watchmen” books.
According to DC Comics, “Watchmen takes place in an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history: The US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president and the Cold War is in full effect.”
“It begins with a murder-mystery before unfolding into a planet-altering conspiracy: When a retired hero is killed, his former teammates must investigate. The conspiracy they uncover will entwine their secret traumas and twisted psychologies, ultimately asking where the fine line is drawn between heroes and villains?”
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The relaxation of the home seems to be fairly customary and unusual. Spanning three bedrooms and two baths, the property sits at a modest 1,448 sq. toes and comes with a small pool in the yard.
But this isn’t the solely home owned — or offered — by the Laundries lately.
Property data present that they had additionally owned a Venice, Florida condominium unit since 2015, which they purchased for $99,500. They sold this property this summer for $144,000, after simply two weeks on the market in July.
Brian’s mother, Roberta, may be seen pictured in a single of the itemizing pictures.
They additionally purchased another North Port home made up of two bedrooms and two loos in January 2020, earlier than the pandemic hit, for $128,000. They offered the home over a yr later, on March 18, 2021 for $140,000.
The pictures of the itemizing present vacant rooms with no furnishings or possessions.
The Laundries additionally had a home in Bayport, NY, at one level, which they bought again in 2008 for $330,000, property data reveal. They offered it in 2017 for $385,000 — the similar yr they tried to promote their present Florida home.
Brian has been lacking since Sept. 14, when he went for a hike in the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve final week and by no means returned, his household advised police.
Brian vanished shortly earlier than police named him an individual of curiosity in Petito’s disappearance on Sept. 17 — two days earlier than the former Long Island resident’s doable stays have been discovered in Bridger-Teton National Park, close to the place her white van was noticed late final month.
Petito final made contact along with her household on Aug. 30.
Brian returned home to Florida with out Petito two days later, on Sept. 1, retained a lawyer and refused to cooperate with authorities.
In the newest disturbing flip of occasions, Petito’s van was found in disarray from the way it first appeared when Petito launched a YouTube video documenting their cross-country highway journey.
The van confirmed some of their belongings messily strewn all through the again of the camper after they have been stopped by police in Utah following a 911 report of a home incident.
A police report from the incident depicted Petito as the aggressor — but it surely has since emerged that the involved citizen who known as 911 claimed to have witnessed a man “slapping” a lady.
“We drove by and the gentleman was slapping the girl,” the caller mentioned, in accordance with audio of the name that emerged Monday.
The dispatcher responded, “He was slapping her?”
“Yes, and then we stopped. They ran up and down the sidewalk, he proceeded to hit her, hopped in the car and they drove off,” the caller replied.
On Tuesday afternoon, police revealed they’re “actively” investigating deer digicam footage that captured a hiker resembling Brian trekking by way of the wilderness.
A man named Sam Bass advised investigators he noticed the man toting a backpack at 6:17 a.m. on Monday in the city of Baker, Florida — about 500 miles away from Laundrie’s home in North Port.
“I’m not saying this is the guy but whoever was on my trail camera this morning in Baker, [Florida] strongly fits the description of Brian Laundrie,” Bass wrote on Facebook. “Authorities have been contacted but people in the northwest Florida area be on the look out.”
Petito’s distraught dad and mom are withholding public touch upon the case till they’re reunited with their daughter.
“I want to personally thank the press and news media for giving the Petito and Schmidt family time to grieve,” lawyer Richard Stafford mentioned in a press release. “We will be making a statement when Gabby is home.”