October 16, 2021

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Gabby Petito: Brian Laundrie search continues as her family retrieves memorial items: LIVE UPDATES – Fox News

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Neighbors add large photo of Petito with “Remember me?” written on it to memorial on Laundrie proper

Two local women added a large photo of Gabby Petito to the makeshift memorial on the Laundrie family property in the middle of the night.

The women claimed to be neighbors who did not know the Laundries, but felt the need to add the photo of Petito, with the words “Remember me? Gabby Petito,” to the memorial.

“She was around my age, so it hits home for us,” one of the women said before the departing the property.

Gabby Petito memorial continues to grow

A memorial to Gabby Petito in North Port, Florida, continued to grow on Saturday even after city officials said the items would start being removed on Tuesday in favor or a more permanent memorial.

Former FBI agent says Brian Laundrie will likely be found in his ‘comfort zone’

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.

Laundrie, 23, is wanted on debit card fraud charges and is a person of interest in the homicide of his 22-year-old fiancée, Gabby Petito, who was reported missing on Sept. 11. Laundrie’s family last saw him on Sept. 13.

“People don’t change because they become a fugitive,” Turchie, who spent a year in the North Carolina mountains between 1998 and 1999 leading the hunt for Olympic bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, told Fox News Digital. “They tend to try to figure out how they can land in the comfort zone.”

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City of North Port says makeshift Gabby memorial will be removed; will be replaced by permanent one

On Tuesday, The city of North Port, Florida, will begin removing items from a makeshift memorial for Gabby Petito at the city center because of damage from the rain and sun.

It will will eventually be replaced with a permanent steel bench memorial that is being constructed by a man from Indiana. 

Several items from the memorial are being retrieved by the Petito family, including a handmade plaque calling Gabby “America’s daughter.”

Chris Laundrie’s search efforts could be positive sign, former agents say

Former FBI agents Terry Turchie and Bryanna Fox say Chris Laundrie’s efforts to help law enforcement search for his fugitive son on Thursday may signal more attempts to assist authorities.

Brian Laundrie is wanted on debit card fraud charges and is a person of interest in 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 year in the North Carolina mountains between 1998 and 1999 leading the hunt for fugitive Olympic bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, told 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.”

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