Former FBI agents Terry Turchie and Bryanna Fox say Chris Laundrie’s efforts to assist legislation enforcement search for his fugitive son on Thursday could sign extra makes an attempt to help authorities.

Brian Laundrie is needed on debit card fraud prices and is an individual of curiosity within the killing of his 22-year-old fiancée, Gabby Petito.

“Watch and listen for any indication that he’s continuing to help them,” Turchie, who spent a 12 months within the North Carolina mountains between 1998 and 1999 main the hunt for fugitive Olympic bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, advised Fox News. “That would be indicative of a breakthrough. … If [Chris Laundrie] is really sincere in wanting to help the law enforcement … and the FBI, and he has nothing to fear, then he’s going to sit down and start just talking.”

The FBI will then decide whether or not Laundrie is “being authentic and really, really sincerely now decided to try and help them find his son.”

Chris Laundrie at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, close to the T. Marby Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve (Fox News)

Laundrie on Thursday left his house, which is surrounded by media in any respect hours of the day, and “accompanied members of law enforcement into the [T. Marby Carlton Jr. Memorial] reserve to show them the trails and places Chris and Brian have hiked and which Brian was known to frequent,” Laundrie household legal professional Steve Bertolino mentioned in a Thursday assertion.


The Carlton reserve, the place Brian Laundrie’s mother and father say he disappeared on Sept. 13, is an enormous 24,000-acre expanse in Sarasota County, Florida, with 80 miles of climbing trails. 

Thursday marked the primary time Chris Laundrie assisted legislation enforcement with the bodily search for his son. While Turchie mentioned it is not uncommon for the FBI to ask family and friends for assist in finding a fugitive, former FBI agent Bryanna Fox mentioned it’s “unusual to ask a family member to be involved” within the bodily search.


“In my years of experience in law enforcement searches and participating them and myself, I have never seen a family member of anybody who is a person of interest or suspected case ever be involved,” Fox mentioned. 

Christopher Laundrie is seen being escorted by law enforcement at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. (Fox News)

Christopher Laundrie is seen being escorted by legislation enforcement on the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. (Fox News)

If a member of the family of a fugitive comes “across something” on the scene the place officers are looking, that individual would have entry to data that usually solely legislation enforcement and the FBI have entry to,” she explained.


On the other hand, Fox said, authorities “could be capable of get actually useful data from him, and which will supersede any sort of threat of compromising a chunk of proof.

“By having him out there, and he’s not with his attorneys or, you know, maybe feeling a little bit differently about trying to find his son and feeling really willing to help [law enforcement], he may say things and be more candid than he would … in an interview room at a police department,” Fox mentioned. “So that could be very beneficial for law enforcement.”


The former agent added that Laundrie’s efforts to assist the search could sign a rising concern over his son’s whereabouts. Fox believes it’s uncommon, nonetheless, that Brian Laundrie went “so cold turkey with their entire environment” to the extent that even his mother and father have no idea what occurred to him.

Chris Laundrie and his spouse Roberta reported their son lacking on Sept. 17, although they not too long ago mentioned the final time they noticed him was Sept. 13 and that he was doubtless on the Carlton reserve, although authorities have but to seek out proof of him there. The Laundries have been speaking by their legal professional since Petito was reported lacking on Sept. 11.