Brian Laundrie made use of Gabby Petito’s lender card in Wyoming just a few days soon after the slain 22-yr-previous Extensive Island native was final seen alive, her family’s attorney said Tuesday.
Petito was final spotted at a Wyoming restaurant on Aug 27, although Laundrie, 23, returned dwelling alone in her van on Sept. 1 — and the boyfriend has due to the fact absent on the run from the feds.
“You can glance at his point out of brain by his actions,” Petito household lawyer Richard Stafford said on the Dr. Phil display on CBS-Tv set.
“He ran, he stole her credit history card, he utilized her credit history card to get home, and then ran from the law enforcement,” Stafford explained. “That’s heading to show a ton what he was imagining back then.”
Federal authorities in Wyoming issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie on Sept. 23 for allegedly making use of a stolen card “on or about August 30, 2021, via and which include on or about September 1, 2021” and “obtained issues of worth aggregating to $1,000 or far more.”
But the FBI experienced not determined the sufferer of the fraud and experienced not claimed it was Petito.
The Blue Position native’s entire body was discovered at a campground at the Teton-Bridges National Forest in Wyoming, with her loss of life categorised as a murder.
Laundrie lawyered up and refused to communicate to authorities immediately after he turned home without the need of her on Sept. 1 and afterwards disappeared from his parents’ Florida residence.
The fugitive’s mom and dad told police he went on a hike on Sept. 14 at the close by Carlton Reserve and hardly ever returned.
On Tuesday, Laundrie spouse and children lawyer Steven Bertolino said in a assertion that “upon even further interaction with the FBI” they “now believe” that Laundrie left the property a working day previously, on Sept. 13.
Laundrie is the only individual of curiosity in Petito’s disappearance and loss of life and is now the subject matter of a enormous FBI-led manhunt.
Petito was very last viewed alive with Laundrie on Aug. 27 at the Merry Piglets cafe in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where witnesses claimed Laundrie flipped out at the staff members.