Brian Laundrie's cell phone SEIZED by FBI – but mystery surrounds Gabby Petito's mobile

THE FBI seized Brian Laundrie's cell phone, but mystery surrounds Gabby Petito's mobile.

The news of Laundrie's cell phone comes after it was revealed the 23-year-old left his cell at his parents' home before vanishing.

Laundrie's attorney, Steven Bertolino, confirmed to Insider that the FBI is currently in possession of the fugitive's phone.

The whereabouts of Gabby's mobile remains a mystery.

Laundrie, 23, has continued to evade federal authorities since he was reported missing on September 14.

Laundrie's parents, Chris and Roberta, previously said they fear their son may hurt himself after leaving their Forth Port home without his personal belongings.

Despite the confirmation by the Laundries and their attorney, online sleuths claim Roberta is using a burner phone to secretly contact her missing son.

The claim follows a string of alleged screengrabs shared by internet sleuths that appear to show FBI associates – namely Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter Lyssa Chapman – engaging in conversation about the theory that has since done the rounds online.

However, it has not been suggested by any official source that Mrs Laundrie is using the burner phone to communicate with her son.

"We do not confirm or deny contact with any individual or entity in order to preserve their privacy, as such, we do not confirm or deny the receipt of any tip," the FBI said, according to Tampa 10 reporter Shannon Clowe.

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"We have no additional comment, they added."

Since Laundrie's disappearance, sleuths have closely monitored his social media pages, claiming the 23-year-old fugitive is active online, having unfollowed several people on Instagram.

One theory pointing to his supposed possession of a burner phone came as users spotted changes to his Spotify and Instagram accounts.

They insisted they had proof that Laundrie allegedly created a Spotify playlist called 'Selfconsomption' shortly after Gabby vanished.

Online sleuths then allege that the playlist's name had changed to 'Nomatic Statik' – the name of the travel YouTube channel that Laundrie and Gabby created.

Another wild conspiracy tossed around is that Laundrie may be hiding on a boat to evade police after claims circulated on Twitter that he went live on Instagram for a matter of seconds on September 13.

A clip circulating on Twitter appears to show a body of water and the side of a green vessel before abruptly cutting out.

Viewers of the clip are attempting to claim that Laundrie "accidentally" went live on Instagram before realizing and hastily cutting off the feed.

So far, alleged sightings of Laundrie have been reported in Mexico, Canada, Venice Park, and Baker, Florida.

Cops have mainly searched the Carlton Reserve, where he was believed to be heading to when he disappeared.

Police, FBI agents, and K9s have since combed over the 24,000-acre nature reserve for more than a week without success.

The reserve is believed to be infested with alligators, poisonous snakes and mosquitoes and has thick foliage, complicating the search.

Gabby's memorial service was held over the weekend at Moloney's Holbrook Funeral Home in Holbrook, New York.

The service was open to the public and streamed online after Gabby's case made international news.

At her memorial service, Gabby’s dad said people should not be sad but instead be “inspired” by the life his daughter embodied.

"So when you leave here today, be inspired by what she brought to the table because the entire planet knows this woman's name now," Joe Petito said.

"And she's inspired a lot of women and a lot of men to do what's best for them first. Put yourself first and do it now while you have the time. I couldn't be more proud as a father."

Joe also encouraged anyone wanting to go on a trip to get up and leave.

“If there’s a trip you guys want to take, take it. Do it now while you’ve got the time. If there’s a relationship you’re in that might not be the best thing for you, leave it now,” he said.

“Gabby is the most amazing person I’ve ever met, so if you’re going to leave here today, I’m asking you to be inspired by the way she treated people,” the father added.

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