Internet sleuths claimed that Brian Laundrie, the protagonist of Gabby Petito’s disappearance and death, is hiding under a flower bed at his parents’ home in North Port, Florida.
Videos surfaced on social media after drone footage of Roberta and Christopher Laundries tending their backyard, with some believing the 23-year-old fugitive had sought shelter in a secret bunker beneath the flower bed.
The conspiracy theory comes as police continue to search for Brian, who went missing on Sept. 14 and is reportedly hiding somewhere in the sprawling 24,565-acre Carlton Reserve in Venice.
Two women who claimed to be neighbors of the laundries also showed up Friday to put up signs outside their homes with a smiling Petito captioned, “Remember me? Gabby Petit. Roberta and Chris, I lived with you once!’
A TikTok user zoomed in on the drone footage to see Roberta Laundrie sifting the soil in her yard. They claim the evidence shows Brian Laundrie could be hiding underneath
Many are sharing the viral video asking the FBI to check the yard for signs of Brian
Brian Laundrie, 23, is the only person involved in the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito, 22, whose body was found on Sept. 11 in Wyoming.
While cyber sleuths went wild with the drone footage, a TikTok user with the handle, charlienovasite, posted a zoomed-in version that supposedly shows some evidence of Brian’s presence.
“There’s definitely someone. You can’t change your mind,” the TikTok user wrote.
Kmiller480, another TikTok user who shared the viral video, wrote: “Chris Laundrie agrees to help search for his son, Brian. Meanwhile, Roberta Laundrie is busy in the garden as always. Did the FBI check the garden?’
The post references Christopher’s trip on Thursday to guide agents to trails the family visited in the Carlton Reserve, where officials found a “fresh campsite” that could have belonged to Brian.
The outing was the laundries’ first public show that they teamed up with the police to find their son after initially keeping quiet when Brian arrived home without her in Petito’s car in early September.
Petito was reported missing by her parents on September 11, and her body was later discovered in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
The alleged inaction of the laundries has brought them resistance, with Petito’s father, Joseph, calling the family “cowards” at Dr. Phil labeled.
Christopher and Roberta Laundrie reported that their son went missing three days after Petito’s body was found
On Friday night, two women were spotted putting up a sign outside Laundries’ home with a photo of Petito saying she once lived with the Laundries, who would become her in-laws.
The video was made by News Nation Now, and one of the women said, “Hopefully they can see,” before walking away.
The Laundries attorney Steven Bertolino told CNN they believe Brian is on the Carlton Reservation.
After Christopher’s first outing with the police this week, Bertolino said: ‘There were no discoveries’ [on Thursday] but the effort was beneficial to all. It seems that the water in the reserve is receding and that certain areas are more accessible to search.
“The entire Laundrie family is grateful for the hard work of the dedicated members of law enforcement who have been searching the reservation for Brian over the past few weeks. Hopefully Brian will be found soon.’
He arrived at Mykkahatchee Creek Environmental Park later in the morning when he led police to the Carlton Reservation, where he and the police believe his son is located.
Officials found a new campground near the T. Marbary Jr. Memorial Reservation. Laundromat’s abandoned Ford Mustang was found just on the outskirts of the area last month
Police and FBI agents have been searching for Laundrie in the swampy lands for three weeks
Christopher will continue to work with law enforcement as agents complete the investigation of the new campground.
Former FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer also told News Nation Now journalist Brian Entin in a Twitter live video that she believes Laundrie will be found alive — just not anytime soon.
She also claimed that Laundrie could “loosely” contact his parents through their family lawyer.
When asked if she thought Laundrie might still be communicating with his parents, Coffindaffer said, “Yes, but very loosely through the lawyer.” It is unknown if Laundrie has spoken to these parents since he was reported missing.
As to why she thinks Laundrie will be found alive, Coffindaffer said, “I believe he will be able to hide in his environment. I think he’s a learned outdoorsman and survivalist, so I think he’ll be able to stay out of the police’s grasp for a while.”
Since Laundrie went down three weeks ago, detectives have tracked down tracks in multiple states, but to date there has been no confirmed sighting of the sole person involved in the murder of 22-year-old Petito.
The FBI is currently investigating 11 alleged sightings of Laundrie along the Appalachian Trail close to the North Carolina-Tennessee border, DailyMail.com revealed exclusively on Wednesday.