For weeks, authorities searched for the former fiancée Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie.
During that time, the FBI was repeatedly asked by media outlets if Laundrie should be considered armed and dangerous, but it refused to answer.
As it turns out, when Laundrie’s family surrendered all the guns in the house, there was one missing, which was never reported by the FBI.
After Petito went missing, the major focus of the investigation was Brian Laundrie.
The two had been stopped by local authorities and when bodycam footage was released, it seemed evident that there was a very real concern for Gabby’s well-being in his presence.
After her body turned up, the search for Laundrie intensified.
Agents searched his family’s home, with the family surrendering firearms to authorities, only not all of the weapons were accounted for.
The fact the FBI did not publicly announce this is rather baffling, especially when you consider Laundrie was reportedly hiding out on trails, where he easily could have come in contact with unsuspecting hikers.
As to why the FBI did not openly divulge the fact Laundrie was possibly carrying a weapon, the family attorney speculated.
Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino stated, “We didn’t want the public going into a frenzy on that.
“I don’t think they considered him dangerous to anybody he met on the street.”
So, to be clear, Laundrie was a person of interest in at least one brutal murder, yet Bertolino did not believe he was a threat?
The FBI have not yet responded to media inquires about this latest revelation.
Laundrie’s body was eventually found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port on Oct. 20.
The body has reportedly spent time underwater, so there was only partial remains, but authorities were able to identify the body through dental records.
It has now been ruled that Laundrie died from suicide via a gunshot wound to the head.
Source: Fox News