A couple that lives across the street from Brian Laundrie’s Florida home said they saw the 23-year-old and his parents drive off hitching an “attached camper” on the same day that Long Island native Gabby Petito was reported missing.
Charlene and William Guthrie moved to North Port in the early summer, and said that it had recently been a “nightmare” living amid a high-profile investigation and media circus surrounding Gabby’s death, according to Fox News.
William told the outlet he was doing yard work on Sept. 11 when the Laundries hooked what appeared to be a new camper to the back of their truck and drove off for a weekend-long trip.
“I saw them doing some work. And then when they prepared for their trip, I saw them loading the camper,” Guthrie reportedly said.
The neighbor said he did find it odd that Christopher and Roberta Laundrie would go camping with their adult son in what he described as a “small” RV.
The Guthries reported the incident to police that later came to their home as part of the missing persons investigation involving the disappearance of Petito, 22, according to the article.
A neighbor told Fort Myers’ WINK-TV that he saw Brian and his family leave with the camper on Sept. 11, the day Petito was reported missing, an executive producer at the station tweeted Wednesday.
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NEW: Neighbor tells us they saw #BrianLaundrie on September 11th leave the home with his family & the camper attached to the truck. They said it happened before police got the van. They don’t know if he came back. When I asked North Port Police, that tip was sent to the FBI.
— Rebecca Ollier (@BeccaOllier) September 22, 2021