Police in Florida investigating the disappearances of Gabby Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, have obtained some cell phone tracking data for them — but still need to secure search warrants to get “complete access.”
Investigators in North Port aren’t able to track the phones’ real-time locations, though they now have limited access to information about the couple’s movements, according to ABC7 reporter Jeff Butera.
“They need search warrants for devices. North Port PD is still working to get ‘complete access’ to the phones,” Butera wrote on Twitter.
Petito, 22, went missing on a cross-country road trip with Laundrie, 23, in a converted van to tour national parks in the US West.
Police said Laundrie returned in the van alone to his home in North Port, Florida on Sept 1.
Meanwhile. Petito’s family reported her missing Sept. 11 after she lost contact with them.
She last spoke with her family on Aug. 25 from Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
In the last text from her phone to family on Aug. 30, Petito indicated that she ended up in Yellowstone National Park, about 900 miles away in California — though her mother is skeptical that she actually sent the message.
Laundrie’s family has refused to let authorities talk to him and they claimed on Saturday that he had gone missing himself days earlier from their home.