Search for Brian Laundrie
There’s still hope to find Laundrie, Search for Brian Laundrie
Despite time and resources being issued in the search for Laundrie, each expert who spoke to CNN said there’s still a chance to find him.
Fox said the only way Laundrie will be able to continue evading police is if he’s “absolutely perfect” in hiding.
“In other words, he has to be perfect and make zero mistakes. Law enforcement, to be able to find him, they either have to find one clue or catch one mistake he made and that could blow the whole case open,” she said.
The public continues to be eager about this case, said Jeanis, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor, but “law enforcement is surely trying to take all the steps necessary to ensure safe and protected scenes and collecting evidence.”
“The public has to be patient, and that can be hard to do in the time where we have feelings where we think we can be more helpful,” she said. “We’re all just looking for red flags and they could be meaningless.”
The more time passes, the less evidence there will be
Laundrie essentially had a multi-day head start on law enforcement. When his parents told police their son had disappeared, he had already been gone for three days.
His parents said Laundrie told them he was headed to the Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre nature reserve near the family’s home in North Port. A source close to Laundrie’s family told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that Laundrie left their home without his cell phone and wallet.
Bertolino told CNN on Wednesday that Laundrie actually purchased a new cell phone on September 4 at an AT&T store in North Port.
The fact that Laundrie left those two key items behind may mean there’s very little digital or forensic evidence for authorities, said Fox, the USF professor. The cell phone would’ve helped investigators know who Laundrie was communicating with and where he may have been, while his wallet would’ve told them where he’s spending money.