Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launched that Florida State Police are aiding in the search for Brian Laundrie.

“At the request of @NorthPortPolice, @MyFWC law enforcement has been assisting in the search for Brian Laundrie,” DeSantis acknowledged on Twitter. “I have directed all state agencies under my purview to continue to assist federal & local law enforcement as they continue to search – we need justice for Gabby Petito.”

Laundrie is an individual of curiosity in the disappearance of Petito, his fiancée. Authorities discovered the physique of an individual that match the outline of Petito shut to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming Sunday.

Laundrie himself went lacking Tuesday whereas apparently happening a hike in a 25,000-acre Florida wildlife refuge, although his household didn’t report him lacking till Friday.

Police have had bother discovering Laundrie in the huge reserve, although authorities have now focused their search on a particular home of it.

“Please be aware, the Carlton Reserve is a vast and unforgiving location at times. It is currently waist-deep in water in many areas. This is dangerous work for the search crews as they are wading through gator- and snake-infested swamps and flooded hiking and biking trails,”  the North Port Police Department acknowledged in a press launch.

The Florida residence of Laundrie’s dad and mom, the place he and Petito lived before embarking on their cross-country journey, was searched by the FBI Monday, with the FBI saying it was “executing a court-authorized search warrant today at the Laundrie residence in North Port, Florida, relevant to the Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito investigation.”

But authorities furthermore made clear that Laundrie was nonetheless solely an individual of curiosity in the case, stressing that he was not nonetheless wished for a jail offense.