A neighbor across the street from Brian Laundrie’s family home in Florida said Tuesday that the 23-year-old should be named a suspect in the homicide of his fiancée Gabrielle Petito.
Laundrie remains a “person of interest” and not a “suspect” in the case, as of Wednesday morning.
“I’m really upset now because … [the Laundries] should have absolutely come forward now,” Charlene Guthrie told Fox News Digital. “I mean, I just … can’t believe they didn’t do something. I’m really angry now that they … let this go. And that everything was so natural and they remained so normal through the whole thing, you know, while they were here, till he went on the run.”
Guthrie said the Laundries’ behavior remained completely normal after the 23-year-old returned home from the couple’s cross-country trip without Petito.
“He mowed the lawn,” the neighbor recalled. “Him and his mother went for a bicycle ride around the block. I mean, everything was just normal life once he came back. And I just can’t get over the fact that they — it seemed like nothing bothered him. How can you do that?”
Guthrie added that “Laundrie’s disappearance in September look ‘really, really bad for him,’ adding that his parents should have spoken up,” Fox News Digital reported.
“I have children, and I know that you do what you can to protect your child, but, you know, that can go so far, and you gotta do the right thing eventually. You have to,” Guthrie asserted.
Laundrie “should be a suspect,” the neighbor added.
While the search for Petito intensified, Laundrie went missing last week. The 23-year-old was named a “person of interest” in the case and his family home was raided by the FBI and reportedly declared a “crime scene.”
Authorities confirmed Tuesday that they’re looking into deer camera footage which seemingly captured images of a man matching the description of Laundrie.
Facebook user Sam Bass posted an image of the man captured by his deer camera, The Daily Wire reported. “I’m not saying this is the guy but whoever was on my trail camera this morning in Baker, Fl strongly fits the description of Brian Laundrie,” he captioned the image. “Authorities have been contacted but people in the North West Florida area be on the lookout.”
The image was captured at 6:17 a.m. on Monday morning in Baker, Florida. Baker is about 500 miles away from the Laundrie home.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over the location, confirmed to the New York Post that they are looking into the possible sighting.
The FBI Denver, the National Park Service, and law enforcement announced Sunday during a news conference in Grand Teton National Park that remains found in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park are believed to be consistent with Petito, ABC7 reported. The local outlet added that “Charles Jones, the FBI’s supervisory senior resident agent, said that a full forensic identification hasn’t yet been completed, but investigators did notify Petito’s parents.”
The body was confirmed to be Petito’s on Tuesday and cause of death was determined to be homicide, pending final autopsy results.
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