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Gabby Petito Case Update: Neighbors Tell Brian Laundrie To Turn Himself In As Search Enters Its Second Week

NORTH PORT, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: FBI agents begin to take away evidence from the family home of Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest after his fiancé Gabby Petito went missing on September 20, 2021 in North Port, 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’s neighbors have encouraged him to report to the authorities. Laundrie has been gone for more than a week. He is a person of interest in the murder of his fiancée, Gabby Petito.

His family’s neighbors in North Port, Florida, have complained that media and cops overrun their street and want answers.

NORTH PORT, FL – SEPTEMBER 20: An FBI agent walks in the driveway of the family home of Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest after his fiancé Gabby Petito went missing on September 20, 2021 in North Port, Florida. A body has been found by the 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)

“Turn yourself in,” Gary Coble, who lives a few streets away from the Laundrie family, told WFLA. “They’re hunting. They’ll find [you].”

Teri Kiss, a neighbor, agreed. Kiss told WFLA that Laundrie should “definitely” surrender. Another neighbor, who did not want to be identified, told WINK that they want to end this nightmare. They’re all eager for these folks to go, the neighbor said.

Officers ruled a homicide over Petito’s death earlier this week.

Over the summer, she went on a month-long road trip with Laundrie, and on September 1, he returned to Florida without her.

Petito’s mother reported her missing on September 11. Cops discovered her in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming over the weekend.

Laundrie’s whereabouts are unclear; authorities are investigating a natural area where he claimed that he was going for a walk the day before he vanished.

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Gabby Petito Case: 2nd Woman Have Picked Up Brian Laundrie Hitchhiking

This week, a second woman claimed to have picked up Brian Laundrie near the place where officials found the remains of his fiancé Gabby Petito’s in Wyoming.

On Thursday, Norma Jean Jalovec told Fox News that she picked up Laundrie on the evening of August 29 and transported him to the Spread Creek dispersed camping area in Grand Teton National Park, where his remains were discovered on Sunday.

After viewing Miranda Baker’s popular TikTok videos, Jalovec discovered it was Laundrie, 23. Baker recounted how Laundrie had requested her and her partner for a trip to Jackson around 5:44 p.m. on August 29. She said that Laundrie acted oddly. He allegedly asked them to drop him off at 6:09 p.m. at a Jackson Lake Dam pullout. According to Baker, Laundrie said that he intended to get another ride from a nearby busy parking lot.

Around 6:30 or 6:40 p.m., Jalovec claimed to have picked up Laundrie. She told Fox News that she was attending a ceremony at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic chapel in Grand Teton National Park, when she saw Laundrie strolling down the road with his thumb out. Baker claims that she let Laundrie out of her car, approximately 1.2 miles away from the church.

According to Fox News, Jalovec said that everything is true and backed up with evidence. Jalovec had previously spoken with the FBI about the situation.

During the trip, Jalovec remembers making small chat with Laundrie, just as he did with Baker. He informed her ‘he had a fiancée’, she said. He also offered her ‘money’, she said, which she had declined. Despite this, Baker claimed that Laundrie had paid her and her partner $200 for the trip.

Laundrie had requested Jalovec to drop him off at the campground’s entrance, according to Jalovec. She offered to drive him inside, noting that Laundrie had tried to jump out of the moving vehicle when she made the offer.

Jalovec, a seasonal Wyoming resident who spends her time between Wyoming and Florida, told Fox News that she had no idea why she was there. In Florida, she added, she doesn’t typically pick up hitchhikers. Jalovec claims that she has received a lot of s—- from her family and friends for taking up a hitchhiker.

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