FBI agents seized surveillance footage from a store in Brian Laundrie’s hometown of North Port, Florida, where he allegedly bought a burner phone before he disappeared from his parents’ home.
The day he purchased a burner phone is also the day he reportedly left his parents’ home to go for a hike – only three days after Gabby Petito was reported missing.
This comes as internet users have noticed changes to Laundrie’s social media accounts.
Lyssa Chapman, the daughter of reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter who joined the search for Laundrie, also said that the FBI believes that the 23-year-old’s mother, Roberta, is also using a burner phone.
The North Port AT&T store refused to comment on whether Roberta and Laundrie visited the branch.
“We are not confirming or denying anything and we are not making any statements,” the store told Daily Mail.
But the Laundrie family’s attorney, Steven Bertolino, told TMZ that the family bought a new phone but he “believes it’s the one Brian left behind at home,” adding that the “FBI is already in possession of it.”
Bertolino claims Laundrie left his phone and wallet at his parents’ home before leaving the property on September 14.
According to Fox News, the FBI also seized surveillance footage from Fort De Soto Park on Wednesday.
Dog the Bounty Hunter says the park, which is made up of five interconnected islands, is the ‘perfect spot’ for the 23-year-old to hide.
“This would be and could be a perfect spot for him to hide, not too many people out here, but there’s a lot of environmental things that we’re gonna fight,” Dog said in a video shared on Twitter.
“The search now is really on. The search has just begun.”
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