New York (CNN) – As authorities keep scouring swampland for Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, the FBI has asked for items that might have his DNA, the Laundries’ family lawyer said.
During the FBI’s visit to the family home, “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,” the Laundries’ lawyer, Steven Bertolino said to multiple news outlets.
Bertolino did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment. FBI agents returned to the Florida home Laundrie shared with his parents Sunday, as seen in a video shot by CNN. At least two agents could be seen at the home and one had a bag in his hand.
Laundrie’s parents told authorities on September 17 that the 23-year-old left their home days earlier with his backpack and said he was headed to the Carlton Reserve. A source close to the family told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Laundrie left his parents’ home without his cell phone and wallet.
Teams have been scouring the “vast and unforgiving” Carlton Reserve — 25,000 acres of swampland that’s home to alligators and snakes — since then. Drones, dive teams and bloodhounds have joined the search effort, according to the North Port Police Department.
Laundrie’s disappearance came at the height of the search for Petito. The two had gone on a road trip together, chronicling their travels on social media with the hashtag #VanLife, but Laundrie returned to the home they shared with his parents on September 1 without her. Authorities later found Petito’s remains in a national forest in Wyoming and her death was ruled a homicide.
The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro welcomes ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan to bring the latest on the search for murder suspect Brian Laundrie as his girlfriend’s family memorializes Gabby Petito. Also, Liz Cheney blasts GOP leader Kevin McCarthy and admits she was wrong on gay marriage.
Listen to the complete segment below.