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Search for Brian Laundrie continues in North Port

Laundrie was named the person of interest in the Gabrielle Petito case
Police near the home of the Laundrie family are searching a nearby area for Brian who hasn't...
Police near the home of the Laundrie family are searching a nearby area for Brian who hasn't been seen since Tuesday.(WWSB)
Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 11:36 AM EDT
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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - According to the city of North Port, the searches in the cases of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie have taken law enforcement to the Myakkahatchee Creek area. Authorities say Brian could possibly have been spotted in this area.

The area they’re searching is 25,000 acres large.

The North Port Police, FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been conducting a search of Carlton Park since Saturday morning.

Dozens of law enforcement officers were searching for Brian in a vast reserve his family said he entered earlier this week. Laundrie is a person of interest in his girlfriend Gabby Petito’s disappearance after he returned from a cross country trip without her.

The North Port Police have shared additional photos from their search around the Carlton Reserve area.

UPDATE: The North Port Police have stated that there are false reports of a body being found near their search.

We’ll update this story with more information as it is released.

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