Brian Laundrie sleuths claim he's hiding under parents’ flower beds after 'drone footage shows suspicious movements’
ONLINE sleuths wildly claim that Brian Laundrie is hiding under his parents' FLOWER BEDS after "drone footage appears to show suspicious movements".
Laundrie, 23, was reported missing on September 17 and a huge manhunt remains ongoing as cops try to locate his whereabouts.
Footage appears to show a woman, who sleuths claim to be Laundrie’s mom, gardening and working on one of her flowerbeds.
A man, who online detectives say is the fugitive’s dad, appears to be standing by watching.
Social media sleuths also wildly alleged that they could see a “hand” emerge from underneath the flower bed. There's no evidence to support this claim.
One said: "That really looks like a hand in the flowerbed."
Other social media users were skeptical as they suggested the woman was pulling out a weed from the flowerbed.
Online sleuths bizarrely claimed they noticed a white-colored square pit in the garden, fueling allegations that Laundrie may be hiding in an underground bunker. Again, there's no evidence to support this claim.
The man appears to spot the drone as he points toward the sky. They quickly leave the garden as they retreat into their home.
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Online sleuths were also left wondering what was inside Laundrie’s “storage locker” that he allegedly flew home to clean out during his cross-country road trip with his fiancée Gabby Petito.
The Laundrie family lawyer Steve Bertolino said the 23-year-old left Salt Lake City, Utah on August 17 as he headed to Tampa.
The attorney said Laundrie returned to Utah on August 23 – the day before Gabby and her fiancé checked out of a hotel.
Bertolino confirmed that the locker was emptied as Gabby and Laundrie were seeking to “extend their trip”.
He said: “To my knowledge, Brian and Gabby paid for the flights as they were sharing expenses.
"Brian flew home to obtain some items and empty and close the storage unit to save money as they contemplated extending the road trip.”
One online detective tweeted: “So, what was in the locker.”
A Reddit detective posted: “Dying to know what the hell was so important in that storage locker.”
Amateur sleuths previously claimed that they had proof Laundrie was still online as they alleged he was still updating a number of social media platforms.
They claimed he created a Spotify playlist titled "Selfconsomption" shortly after Gabby vanished.
Online sleuths alleged that its name was changed to 'Nomadic Statik' – which is the name of the travel YouTube channel which Brian and Gabby created.
Another claim is that Gabby's fiancé has been unfollowing accounts on Instagram as the number of people he is following has decreased.
However, this could be explained by other accounts blocking him or private accounts unfollowing him.
Online sleuths claimed that Laundrie has a burner phone because of alleged changes to his Spotify and Instagram accounts.
Bertolino said the fugitive left home without his wallet or cellphone on the day that he disappeared.
FBI detectives are also investigating reports of a burner phone bought on the day that Laundrie went missing.
A source told TMZ that Brian purchased a phone at the AT&T store on September 14 with an "older woman."
In a statement to The Sun, the store said: "We're not confirming or denying anything, and we're not making any statements, thank you, and have a great day."
Gabby and her fiancé toured America’s midwest as they visited canyon ranges and national parks in Kansas, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
Police were called to the roadside in Moab, Utah on August 12 after the pair were involved in a “dispute” outside a grocery store.
Online sleuths studied police bodycam footage and claimed that Laundrie appears to be slightly duck-footed.
They alleged that he might be “disguising his walk” in a bid to dodge police.
Laundrie's feet appear to be pointing outwards as he is showing cops in the couple's Ford Transit white camper van, the footage shows.
One Twitter "detective," said: "Noticing he appears to be slightly duck-footed. Distinctive."
Another said: "It was one of the very first things I noticed about his stance."
Some claimed he is probably changing his gait to fool cops, while others were more skeptical – adding that Laundrie wouldn't be able to change the way that he walks.
Laundrie has not been found by police – almost three weeks after he was first reported missing.
SEARCH GOES ON
Cops continue to scour the alligator and snake-infested Carlton Reserve in Sarasota, Florida.
Laundrie allegedly told his parents that he was going for a hike in the park.
Police reportedly found a “fresh campsite” as large numbers of cops and FBI detectives scoured the park on Wednesday.
A source close to the Laundrie family revealed “traces” of a makeshift camp had been spotted in the park, CNN reports.
Bertolino revealed that Christopher Laundrie would join cops in their search.
He told Fox News: “Chris Laundrie was asked to assist law enforcement in their search for Brian at the preserve today.
"Since the preserve has been closed to the public, Chris has not been able to look for Brian in the only place Chris and Roberta believe Brian may be.”
The lawyer claimed that cops had to "postpone" Laundrie's participation and said Chris didn't take part in the search.
Josh Taylor, of the North Port Police Department, said his team didn’t ask for Christopher’s involvement and police didn’t “postpone” it.
He told Fox News: “In no world would we be the agency asking the family to help search in an FBI-led investigation.”
He declined to say whether cops had invited Christopher to join the search before the FBI took over the case.
Last month, FBI agents identified Laundrie as a person of interest as they investigated Gabby’s disappearance. He has not been named a suspect.
Cops have issued an arrest warrant, accusing the 23-year-old of swiping a Capital One debit card between August 31 and September 1.
Laundrie remains at large but there have been a series of alleged sightings in parts of Florida, Montana, Alabama, and along the Appalachian Trail. Most potential leads have led to dead ends.
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