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JACKSON, Wyo. – When Gabby Petito went missing sometime in late August and her fiancé Brian Laundrie allegedly showed up alone at his parents’ home in Florida in her van – refusing to tell police where he last saw her – critics around the country wanted to know why authorities didn’t drag him in for questioning.

“The North Port Police Department has no authority to execute a possible federal search warrant on our own,” department spokesman Josh Taylor told Fox News Digital Sunday. “I don’t see how anyone without all the facts in this case can come up with a reasonable conclusion and opinion on the matter.”

The article goes on to state the following:

He said investigators have still not established whether a crime even took place – in Florida or out West. And he noted that many details about the case have been kept secret to preserve the integrity of the investigation.


“There is no information that a crime took place here in North Port,” Taylor said. “That is our jurisdiction.”

Pat Diaz, a former Miami Dade homicide detective of 35 years, said police would not have to suspect that a crime took place in order to obtain a warrant for a missing person case.

Diaz declared that Florida police should have gotten a search warrant for Laundrie’s home and devices the day Petito was reported missing and police seized her van at Laundrie’s parents’ house in North Port.

“Why would you [try to] get consent from the guy, and not get a search warrant?” Diaz told Fox News. “You can get a search warrant for everything in that house, including his laptop.

”He said an examination of Laundrie’s electronics on the day Petito was reported missing could have given investigators an abundance of clues about her whereabouts. Even if Laundrie refused to talk,” Diaz added.

Police have confirmed Saturday that investigators have obtained some cell phone tracking data for both Laundrie and Petito — but still need to secure search warrants to get “complete access.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Brian stated to police when they were stopped for domestic disturbance, that he did own a phone. Check out the video with police.
    Totally botched and the parents and sister needs their electronics confiscated.
    For Gabby, the outcome may not have been any different , but at least the family would have closure.
    However this would prevent Brian from leaving and in custody.
    His own mother not looking for him?? Stinks of cover-up.
    This guy is in a foreign country and Cuba does not has extradition.
    The police fumble the ball and his parents know what is going on.

  2. Find that guy and prosecute him and put him on trail and let the judge find him guilty and put him in the electric chair. Also he is hiding because he killed her .

  3. This whole thing was handled very poorly. The sad part is his family doesn’t care about this young lady or what happened. They helped him leave the country.

  4. Correction on my earlier statement.
    Brian , stated to police in the video he didn’t own a phone and if she left him with the van he would be out of luck.
    The van was in her name, he worked on it , didn’t own it.
    I don’t believe he worked listening to the video of her and of his comments.
    He flew back to Florida moved his belongings out of their storage unit then flies back to Her and she states they are engaged. Does any of this make sense to anyone?
    Her returns with her van Sept 1 and no one says a thing and Gabby’s mom is calling and trying to find her.
    This was planned and the family is in on it.

  5. The guy took HER VAN! She’s missing for Godsake! He should have been taken in immediately and questioned WHY he had HER VAN! They could have held him on theft of her van!

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