Brian Laundrie's family home surrounded by protesters shouting 'justice for Gabby' after cops get DNA samples to test

BRIAN Laundrie's family home was surrounded by protesters shouting "justice for Gabby" on Monday morning after cops visited the property to get DNA samples to test.

Demonstrators gathered outside the property in North Fork, Florida, with posters and using a megaphone to shout their demands.



Protesters have been gathering outside the home since news of Gabby Petito's disappearance on September 11.

Her body was found in a Wyoming national park days later with an initial autopsy finding she died as a result of a homicide.

The couple had been travelling across the US in their van when Laundrie returned home without his partner.

FBI VISIT HOME

Two agents visited Laundrie’s parents' home on Sunday and asked them for some of his items that may help with DNA matching.

Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta, reported Brian missing on September 17 – days after he reportedly told them that he was going for a hike.

Family lawyer Steve Bertolino told Fox News: “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 agents were pictured leaving the home and carrying a brown paper bag.

FBI officials have made several visits to the Laundrie home since Brian returned to Florida alone on September 1.

Read our Brian Laundrie live blog for the very latest news and updates…

Detectives have scoured the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota since last weekend after the 23-year-old reportedly told his parents that he was going for a hike.

Police are yet to find Petito’s missing fiancé but they are expected to scale back the search efforts in the coming days.

Josh Taylor, of North Port Police Department, told Fox: “The FBI is now leading the search. I’m told, it will be scaled back and targeted based on intelligence."

MUSTANG TOWED AWAY

Last week, Laundrie’s silver Mustang was towed away from the family home.

The 23-year-old’s parents drove the car home after they spotted it parked near the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota, according to attorney Bertolino.

Laundrie was named as a person of interest in the case by police after he was accused of “hindering” the probe into Gabby's disappearance.

He immediately hired a lawyer and refused to cooperate with cops.

The FBI then issued an arrest warrant for the 23-year-old.

He is accused of swiping a Capital One debit card and running up a $1,000 balance from August 31 until September 1.

MEMORIAL HELD

Family members and mourners gathered in Holbrook, New York on Sunday – a week after Petito’s remains were found in Wyoming.

During the emotional service, her father Joe Petito thanked everyone for their support in the wake of his daughter's disappearance.

He said that he wanted people to be “inspired” by how the 22-year-old vlogger treated people.

Joe said: “If there is a trip you want to take, do it now while you have the time.

“If there is a relationship that might not best for you, leave it now.”


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