NORTH PORT, Florida (WJW) – Police in North Port, Florida said Friday morning they were resuming their search for Brian Laundrie in the Carlton Reserves.
Petito’s body was found near the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping area in Wyoming on September 19. She officially identified two days later.
Her cause of death has not been determined.
Laundrie is also wanted for questioning in Petito’s disappearance.
The two were traveling across the country when Gabby disappeared.
Brian returned to Florida, where they were living with his parents in North Port, in Gabby’s van on September 1.
The Laundrie’s hired a lawyer when Brian returned.
Brian’s parents told law enforcement that he went camping at the Carlton Reserves on September 14.
Brian Laundrie reportedly hasn’t been seen since.
North Port police shared a picture from the Carlton Reserves Friday.
The 25,000-acre nature area is swampy with subtropical terrain and wildlife including alligators, snakes, black bears and panthers.
Survival expert Mark Burrow talked to USA Today.
“If he’s down there in the Carlton Reserve, he’s living in hell,” Burrow said.
A private investigator told FOX News that he doesn’t believe Brian is in the reserve and says he could be headed back out west.
“That search in the swamp is leading everyone to believe Brian is in the swamp, and no civilians are paying attention to who is around them,” he said. “[The] focus needs to be on people being aware, [and] someone will see something, just like the campers who saw then van,” Dan Reimer said.
The FBI is asking for information from campers at the site Petito’s body was found.
The agency said it is seeking information from anyone who used the Spread Creek Dispersed Campground area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest at Grand Teton National Park from Aug. 27-30, and who may have had contact with Petito or seen her vehicle.
Investigators search the Laundrie home this week and have seized the white van the couple was traveling in and a Ford Mustang driven by Laundrie’s mother.