NORTH PORT, Fla. — FBI agents swarmed Brian Laundrie’s home in Florida on Monday, declaring it a “crime scene” one day after a body believed to be his girlfriend Gabby Petito was found in Wyoming.
About a dozen agents wearing bullet-proof vests descended just before 10 a.m. on the Laundrie family’s home on Wabasso Avenue in North Port, entering through an unlocked door in the front.
“Get behind the tape. This is now an active crime scene,” an agent warned the media outside.
Laundrie, 23, had been declared a person of interest in the disappearance of Petito.
The FBI said a body “consistent with the description” of Petito was discovered Sunday in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
She had been reported missing after losing contact with her family on a road trip with Laundrie to tour the national parks out West.
Laundrie returned with the couple’s van to his family’s home on Sept. 1, but declined to talk to authorities about her disappearance.
His parents reported him also missing Friday after he headed to the nearby Carlton Reserve with a backpack and never returned.