Brian Laundrie seen buying cell phone at Florida store the day he went missing, report says
Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie allegedly bought a burner phone from an AT&T store in his hometown of North Port on the day his parents claimed to last saw it, according to a report.
TMZ reported that Laundrie was seen “with an older woman” at one of the mobile phone stores in North Port, Florida, where he lived with his parents and fiancee, Gabby Petito, on September 14. The FBI then visited the store and seized footage from surveillance cameras, the report said.
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Laundrie’s parents told authorities three days later that he left for the nearby T. Mabry Carlton reservation on September 14, but had not returned home.
Fox News Digital visited an AT&T store in North Port on Monday, where an employee said he could not confirm or deny that this was the store where Brian was allegedly seen. The employee said all questions should be directed to the company. Requests for comment from companies went unanswered.
Speaking to Fox News Digital on Wednesday, Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino said the laundries bought a cell phone shortly after Brian returned, but said he did not know the date of the purchase.
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Bertolino confirmed that Brian Laundrie left the phone behind on his last visit on September 14 and said he believed the FBI had the device.
When asked why the laundries bought a new cell phone, Bertolino replied: “Sorry, I can’t speculate.”