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FBI takes items belonging to Brian Laundrie for 'DNA matching,' attorney says

Missing Traveler
Posted at 4:03 PM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 20:32:50-04

The FBI visited Brian Laundrie's parents' home Sunday to collect items for "DNA matching," according to multiple news reports.

"The FBI requested some personal items belonging to Brian Laundrie to assist them with DNA matching and Brian’s parents provided the FBI with what they could," attorney Steve Bertolino told NBC News.

On Friday, Bertolino released the following statement:

Chris and Roberta Laundrie do not know where Brian is. They are concerned about Brian and hope the FBI can locate him. The speculation by the public and some in the press that the parents assisted Brian in leaving the family home or in avoiding arrest on a warrant that was issued after Brian had already been missing for several days is just wrong.

Laundrie is considered a person of interest in the case of Gabby Petito. Her body was found in Wyoming earlier this month. Her death was ruled a homicide.

The pair was on a cross-country road trip prior to Laundrie returning to Florida alone on Sept. 1.

His parents said they haven't seen him since Sept. 14.

He is wanted on a federal warrant for using a debit card that didn't belong to him.