Protesters flocked outside Brian Laundrie’s Florida home Monday, blaming the 23-year-old’s parents for failing to help police search for their runaway son as police continued their hunt for the prime suspect in Gabby’s murder. Petito retired to a sanctuary full of alligators.
“We know you’re involved,” one of about a dozen protesters declared through the piercing resonance of a megaphone, pacing the edge of Christopher and Roberta Laundrie’s front yard in North Port — five miles from the nearby swampy reserve that police and federal agents are currently combing for their son.
“If you had nothing to hide, you would come out and tell the truth,” one protester proclaimed.
“Your silence is to blame!” he screamed.
A crowd of protesters gathered outside the Florida home of fugitive Brian Laundrie on Monday, reprimanding the 23-year-old fugitive’s parents for failing to help police search for their son.
The protesters waved megaphones, paced the edge of the Laundrie house and yelled piercing remarks at the runaway’s parents
The protests follow the North Port Police Department’s announcement that the search for Laundrie in Sarasota County’s Carlton Reservation — where Laundrie was last seen two weeks ago — would be scaled back due to security concerns and handed over to the FBI. the fugitive celebrity finder Dog the Bounty Hunter also frequented the laundromat’s suburban home.
“I don’t think you’re going to see that kind of large-scale effort this week,” North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor said Monday.
“The FBI is now leading the search. I’ve been told,” Taylor added. “It will be scaled back and targeted on the basis of intelligence. Hopefully the water will go down in areas that are now difficult to access.’
The rowdy outdoor campaign also comes two days after reality star Dog the Bounty Hunter made a very public visit to the laundries, dramatically marching into their driveway and knocking on their door repeatedly until the police were finally called.
Florida police and federal agents are currently combing the swampy terrain of the Carlton Reservation in Sarasota County, but have scaled back their efforts due to the inherent danger of the park’s geography.
The search for the laundromat has been going on for nearly two weeks, with even helicopters being ordered to fly over the reserve – so far, however, the researchers have been unsuccessful.
Reality star Dog the Bounty Hunter has dramatically joined the hunt for fugitive Brian Laundrie – sworn exclusively to DailyMail.com: ‘I’ll find him’
The tough TV man then announced on Monday that he’s received more than 1,000 tips since joining the search for Laundrie, telling DailyMail.com exclusively: “I can’t tell you more, but we get leads every ten minutes. ‘
When asked if he was confident in solving the mystery of the missing Laundrie’s whereabouts, Chapman confidently replied, “Yes, I’ll find him.”
Protesters spoke of the predicament faced by police when searching the swampy reserve — which has a sprawling, unforgiving topography.
“All of this can be avoided if you just come out and tell the authorities what you know,” a protester announced Monday of police’s ongoing search of the area, which had to be reduced due to safety concerns for investigators.
Laundromat was last seen in the Carlton Reserve, five miles from his family’s home on Sept. 15; his father, Christopher, and mother, Roberta (not pictured), did not tell police of their son’s disappearance until three days later and did not cooperate with investigators in the subsequent search for their son – a person of interest in his fiancé Gabby Petito’s death
“Officers, FBI and law enforcement are looking for Brian – and putting their lives in danger on the reservation,” one protester noted, addressing Laundrie’s parents, who had been advised by their attorney, Steve Bertolino, not to cooperate with the arrest. Police.
“This is a poor girl and her family who are suffering because of what your son has done,” reprimanded one protester, before accusingly adding, “You know where he is.”
“Why are you hiding behind your lawyers and not speaking?”
“You can’t hide from this.” a protester called outside Laundrie’s home on Monday, adding: “The whole world is watching.”
Laundrie, 23, has been missing since September 15, after he reportedly told his parents he was going hiking in the nearby reserve.
His parents waited until three days later to let the police know that he had not returned.
However, Florida rancher Alan McEwen, who lives just outside the reservation, told Fox News that if Laundrie is actually out there in the alligator-infested wilderness, his chances of being alive are nil — which is what the researchers’ announcement about the scaled back efforts to comb the reserve over the next day.
“There is no survival here, I don’t know how to say it,” he told the outlet.
Rancher Alan McEwen (pictured), who lives outside the Carlton Reserve (pictured), has explored the area for 30 years and said it’s not a place where people can live easily
“I’ve been in the woods all my life, I’ve learned a lot in my life, and one thing I know is that no one will survive there on foot for two weeks.”
He had embarked on a cross-country road trip with his fiancée Petito, 22, who was last seen alive on Aug. 25. Laundrie returned to Florida on September 1, and Petito was reported missing by her parents 11 days later.
After an extensive search at Grand Teton National Park’s Spread Creek campground, Petito’s remains were discovered on Sept. 19. A coroner ruled that she died as a result of a murder, but her manner of death has not yet been revealed.
Laundrie was named last week as a person of interest in Petito’s murder-death, and then a warrant for his arrest was issued by the FBI after he fraudulently used a Capitol One Bank debit card that did not belong to him after Petito’s death.
The warrant states that Laundrie wanted “use of unauthorized access equipment” related to activities between August 30 and September 1, and that he used the card to obtain items totaling $1,000 or more.
The FBI and local police are still searching the reservation on Monday.