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Attorney for family of Brian Laundrie cancels Tuesday news conference

Police video from Moab, Utah, shows 22-year-old Gabby Petito argued with her boyfriend Brian...
Police video from Moab, Utah, shows 22-year-old Gabby Petito argued with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie on Aug. 12 near Arches National Park. Officers tried to help them work it out after an emotional fight.(Source: Moab Police Department via CNN)
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 1:48 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 11:09 PM EDT
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UPDATED with decision late Monday to cancel news conference

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in the Gabrielle Petito case, canceled plans for a news conference Tuesday after talking with the FBI, ABC7 learned late Monday.

Based on conversation with the FBI, attorney Steven Bertolino announced at 11 p.m. Monday that the scheduled 1 p.m. news conference Tuesday in New York would not happen.

The FBI on Monday executed a search warrant at the North Port home of Brian Laundrie’s parents, a day after the discovery remains in a national park in Wyoming, which are believed to be those of 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito, Laundrie’s fiancee.

Gabby went missing on a cross-country trip with Laundrie and the FBI confirmed remains matching her description were discovered. Her family confirmed the news, but the cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts are unknown.

According to the Laundries, Brian disappeared Tuesday. He is the person of interest in the case, but he has still not been charged. North Port Police spent the weekend searching Carlton Reserve for him, but canceled search plans in the 25,000-acre preserve on Monday.

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