Brian Laundrie used Gabby Petito’s financial institution card in Wyoming simply three days after the slain 22-year-old Long Island native was final seen alive, her household’s lawyer mentioned Tuesday.
Petito was final noticed at a Wyoming restaurant on Aug 27, whereas Laundrie, 23, returned residence alone in her van on Sept. 1 — and the boyfriend has since gone on the run from the feds.
“You can look at his state of mind by his actions,” Petito household lawyer Richard Stafford mentioned on the Dr. Phil present on CBS-TV.
“He ran, he stole her credit card, he used her credit card to get home, and then ran from the police,” Stafford mentioned. “That’s going to show a lot what he was thinking back then.”
Federal authorities in Wyoming issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie on Sept. 23 for allegedly utilizing a stolen card “on or about August 30, 2021, through and including on or about September 1, 2021” and “obtained things of value aggregating to $1,000 or more.”
But the FBI had not recognized the sufferer of the fraud and had not mentioned it was Petito.
The Blue Point native’s physique was discovered at a campground on the Teton-Bridges National Forest in Wyoming, along with her loss of life categorised as a murder.
Laundrie lawyered up and refused to speak to authorities after he turned residence with out her on Sept. 1 and later disappeared from his mother and father’ Florida residence.
The fugitive’s mother and father advised police he went on a hike on Sept. 14 on the close by Carlton Reserve and by no means returned.
On Tuesday, Laundrie household lawyer Steven Bertolino mentioned in a press release that “upon further communication with the FBI” they “now believe” that Laundrie left the home a day earlier, on Sept. 13.
Laundrie is the one individual of curiosity in Petito’s disappearance and loss of life and is now the topic of a large FBI-led manhunt.
Petito was final seen alive with Laundrie on Aug. 27 on the Merry Piglets restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the place witnesses mentioned Laundrie flipped out on the employees.