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FBI issues arrest warrant for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend

This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. The couple was pulled over while they were having an emotional fight. Petito was reported missing by her family a month later and is now the subject of a nationwide search. (The Moab Police Department via AP)

DENVER (WISH) — An arrest warrant was issued for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s boyfriend, on Wednesday, according to a tweet from FBI Denver.

“We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI,” the tweet read in part.

Laundrie, 23, and Petito, 22, embarked on a road trip through the American west in July. The couple had posted online regularly about their travels with the hashtag #VanLife, but those posts abruptly stopped in late August.

Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11 after Laundrie returned home to Florida without her. Petito’s body was found in a national park in Wyoming on Sunday.

Three days after Petito was reported missing, Laundrie himself disappeared, according to his family. They say they haven’t seen him since Sept. 14.

“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito’s homicide,” the FBI said.

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