Bright, colorful and inviting: One man has a vision for a steel bench that will be a permanent memorial for Gabby Petito in North Port. He says he is working with a member of the Petito family to help ensure the final piece of artwork will be exactly what Gabby’s parents want.
Pasco County K9 Diesel, trained to detect human remains, has joined in on the search for Brian Laundrie at the Carlton Reserve.
Brian Laundrie's brother-in-law asked Manatee County deputies for increased patrols in his neighborhood in mid-September after he said his family received alarming threats amid an ongoing manhunt for the Florida fugitive, according to sheriff's records.
Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped for nine months when she was 14 years old by a street preacher and his wife, said Wednesday that it is "heartbreaking" knowing what Gabby Petito likely went through in the days and weeks leading up to her death.
The grieving parents of Gabby Petito are heading to Wyoming, where their daughter was found, to recover her remains just one day after a Teton County coroner announced she died of manual strangulation.
The last time Brian Laundrie was seen was back on Sept. 13, according to his parents, authorities say. One month later, his whereabouts remain unknown.
Gabby Petito died of strangulation about three to four weeks before her body was found, according to the Wyoming coroner’s final autopsy report.
Gabby Petito, 22, vanished after going on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend in a converted camper van. Here is a timeline of her disappearance, death and the developments in the case.
Gabby Petito’s remains were found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in September. Now, authorities are searching for her boyfriend who arrived home without her from their cross-country trip.
The FBI on Sept. 19 discovered Petito's remains at a dispersed campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
After protesters left several laundry baskets in the front yard of Brian Laundrie's home in North Port, his parents emerged overnight to remove them.
Former FBI agent Terry Turchie says fugitives like Brian Laundrie "tend to try to figure out" how they can reach their "comfort zone" while on the run and are often located in those places.
The city of North Port says the makeshift memorial for Gabby Petito amassed at City Center Front Green must be removed due to damage from the elements, but officials are working to find a permanent place for mourners to pay their respects.
Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts remain unknown almost four weeks after his parents say they last saw him leaving their North Port home. While law enforcement continues to search the Carlton Reserve, there have also been a series of reported possible sightings of Laundrie along the Appalachian Trail -- an area one avid hiker says is an ideal place to "get lost."
Three weeks into the search for Brian Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve, the father of the only person of interest named in the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito has begun actively helping in the effort to find his son.
Brian Laundrie's father, Christopher, spent Thursday morning at a North Port park with law enforcement, one day after he was asked for to join the search for his son as they investigate the Gabby Petito case.
Cassie Laundrie urged her brother to surrender to authorities in a televised interview.
"I just hope he's found," Gabby Petito's father Joe said about the ongoing manhunt for Brian Laundrie. "I want to see him in a jail cell for the rest of his life, where he's an outdoorsman being in that concrete cell."
"Chris Laundrie was asked to assist law enforcement in their search for Brian at the preserve today," Steve Bertolino, the family's attorney, told Fox News Wednesday night.
Gabby Petito's parents describe learning of the discovery of their daughter's remains in heart-wrenching detail, and also how they feel about Brian Laundrie's parents. "Anyone that lived in that house is a coward, and they don’t know how to stand up for their actions."