VENICE, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: A general view of the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve as the FBI along with the North Port Police Department and surrounding law enforcement agencies continue their search for Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest after his fiancé Gabby Petito went missing on September 21, 2021 in Venice, Florida. A body has been found by authorities in Wyoming that fits the description of Petito, who went missing while on a cross country trip with Laundrie. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of Gabby Petito, disappeared Sept. 14 after telling his parents he was headed to the reserve. The reserve, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune is full of alligators, black bears, clouds of gnawing insects, two different types of rattlesnakes, coyotes, bobcats and panthers. Everything is wet, almost nothing is edible, and safe drinking water is nowhere to be found.

This place sounds worse than an episode of “Naked And Afraid”. With all the rain we’ve had lately, there’s no way he could have started a fire to boil water. And even if he did, the smoke would have been spotted. Brian has been missing since September 14th. If he’s really in that reserve, he’s likely dead.

“If he’s down there in the Carlton Reserve, he’s living in hell,” local survival expert Mark Burrow said.

So, where is he?  He’s face has been plastered everywhere. If he’s around people someone would likely identify him.


It’s entirely possible he was never in the Carlton Reserve. By now the authorities should have found signs of him being there, or signs of him being eaten.  But – nothing. So where is he?


Here’s the latest:

So it looks like his parents might be complicit. But if they know something – will they talk?

Everyone has a theory as to where Brian may be hiding so I’ll need to share mine. It’s a little far fetched, but what if he made his way to Del Rio Texas and is hiding among the 10,000 + people living under the bridge? It’d be a miserable existence, but still better than the swamp.

Here’s some pictures of what’s going on in the North Port / Venice area right now:



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