North Port Police ~
As a national search for Gabby Petito (22) continues, the search for Brian Laundrie (23) continues in North Port. Saturday, North Port Police, along with the FBI and other nearby agency partners searched the Carlton Reserve area to the North of the City of North Port. Roughly 25,000 acres. Brian’s parents have reported to us that he was last seen Tuesday when he went for a hike there. They reported him missing three days later. The North Port Police Department and the FBI are working to corroborate the story.
As of now, Brian has not been found. The search for the evening has been called off due to darkness. Efforts will continue Sunday.
Brian is described as:
-white male
-5’8 160lbs
-Brown eyes
-Short brown hair
-trimmed facial hair
-Last seen wearing a hiking bag with a waist strap.
Again, It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby’s disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime. We are not currently working a crime investigation. We are now working multiple missing person investigations.
Gabby is described as:
-white female,
-5’5 110lbs.
-blonde hair
-blue eyes
-Several tattoos, including one on her finger and one on her forearm that reads “Let it be.”
If you have seen Brian or Gabby, or have helpful info on either please use 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit online at
This will be the last update of the day unless there is a break in this case.