Where in the world is Brian Laundrie? That’s the question of the month undoubtedly, as the now-fugitive remains “missing” after being charged with bank fraud after using the credit card of his now-deceased fiancé, Gabby Petito.
Authorities have largely focused their search efforts in a number of camping areas in Florida, not far from where the Laundrie family home is.
But now, some 700 miles away, authorities are investigating a credible sighting of the wanted man.
Dennis Davis, who spoke to a number of news outlets on Saturday including Fox News Digital twice, said it didn’t at first register that the driver may have been Laundrie, but after the encounter, he looked up photos of the fugitive wanted on debit card fraud charges, and he then felt convinced enough to call in the sighting to FBI twice, as well as 911 operators in Tennessee and North Carolina.
“There is no doubt about it. That was Brian Laundrie I was just talking to. 100%. Not a doubt in my mind,” Davis said of the encounter after he looked up both a portrait and profile shot of Laundrie on his phone.
Davis believes Laundrie was driving a white truck, and stopped to briefly chat with him after courteously allowing Davis to make a U-turn.
The conversation was extremely creepy, given the nature of his situation.
“I pulled up alongside of the vehicle,” Davis explained. “…I rolled my window down and I started talking with the gentleman. I could tell right away that something wasn’t right with him.”
His immediate thought was that the driver was “on drugs at first,” but after reflecting on it, Davis said he “looked mentally shot.” Davis added that the driver “didn’t look dirty at all.”
The driver then told Davis that he was lost and was trying to get to California after getting in a fight with his girlfriend.
“He said me and my girlfriend had a fight, and man, I love her, and she called me, and I need to go out to California to see her,” Davis explained. Davis then told the driver to take I-40 West, but the driver said no and that he would rather stay on Waterville Road by the Pigeon River.
“He said, ‘No, I think this road that we’re on — I’m going to take it to California,'” Davis said.
Laundrie is the prime suspect in the death of Petito, and his refusal to speak to police investigating her disappearance and subsequent death, along with his own vanishing, speaks volumes for the untold story so far…at least according to the online community who’s been dedicated to solving the case.