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$20K reward offered for information on Brian Laundrie's whereabouts

$20K reward offered for information on Brian Laundrie's whereabouts

HoboBandana

If I found him id give that 20K to gabbys family.


lifeiswater

I will pay $5k to personally strangle this mf.


sozijlt

I think he's on Earth. Where can I collect my reward?


HungoverHippy42

I'd use the money for new underwear. I have too much dirty... laundry.


Medicated850

He’s dead in the Florida swamp somewhere Where’s my $20k?


Daytraderjoey

That seems like the law firm using Her death as cheap advertising.


okhffhjhg

Nice, that should be enough for any of this lowlife’s friends to turn him in, if they know anything.


j021

will his parents finally talk then take the reward?


btown4389

God to love the advertising this damn law firm is getting. Let’s not pretend it’s about finding Brian


ssenn60

Excellent idea. #SmokeHimOut


Dro24

If he's not caught in the next week, my bet is that he's in Cuba. Those ten days he was laying low with his family was more than enough time to plan an escape. Collect cash, bribe boater on the coast, arrive in Cuba where there's no extradition. His parents are clearly smart enough to lawyer up and not say anything to incriminate their son so I would assume they were smart enough to plan his escape.


socrazysocaroline

Walking over the border into Mexico is my guess


writerchic

Florida doesn't share a border with Mexico. But he could take a boat and be in Cancun in about 3 days.


sozijlt

> Florida doesn't share a border with Mexico. It does if you dig under the Gulf of Mexico.


writerchic

Hahaha. True that. (Smartass! ;-)


sozijlt

I have definitely been called a smart-ass more than I can count. Cheers. Have a good one.


socrazysocaroline

Oh I don't think he's in Fla


JagerJack7

Cuba wouldn't send political prisoners to US but I don't think they are such assholes that they'd keep a literal murderer and allow him walk on their streets freely. Once a murderer always a murderer. Plus it doesn't have to be extradition, they can simply deport him from the country.


Jenny_FromAnthrBlck

I wrote this and everybody downvoted me... Seriously, he was in FL, he had some cash, not hard to get someone with a bote to take you out. And Cuba is not going to send him back. With little cash he can get documents there. He wouldn't be the first criminal that hides in Cuba 🤷


FCSFCS

Welcome to reddit. We are a fickle people.


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_tropical_tundra_

That’s what I thought too. But it was shot down by others. The parents have financial resources and could have helped him navigate that. He also is skilled in art and printing, I wouldn’t be surprised if he forged his own documents.


Dro24

Yeah I was downvoted on the discussion post but no one wanted to elaborate on why it's a bad theory. I've taken a boat to from Key West to Cuba for a day, it's really not hard to do at all, especially if you have a lot of cash on hand.


JagerJack7

Dude, Cuba is not a murderer/criminal collector of some sort. They'd give a shelter for people like Assange or Snowden but this is some insignificant murderer we are talking about. Why would Cuba want to keep him and allow him walk on the streets freely?


wessneijder

Lots of places to hide out on the north shore over there.


_tropical_tundra_

Hence fake documents. Laundrie has a very generic look to him. He could figure out how to pass as someone else.


Vel0clty

Being skilled at art and painting does not translate into passport/id counterfeiting lol


sozijlt

Not sure if it matters, but he said printing, not painting.


_tropical_tundra_

It also doesn’t mean that it doesn’t. It’s a possibility. Not a guarantee.


dogs_before_people

His parents took him somewhere in their new camper. Where did they go?


staying-gold

I think his parents took him in the truck with camper and dropped him off around Mobile, AL with some cash and told him to keep going to Mexico and then Central and South America.


dogs_before_people

I thought of that too, well the Mexico part.


Dro24

IF he went to Cuba (big if obviously), then they would've gone to a dock somewhere to try to get a boater to take him. If not, then they likely dropped him somewhere in the wilderness, possibly Appalachia. I don't know how long they were gone but you can't drive a camper to the other side of the US and back in a weekend so who knows.


dogs_before_people

Maybe they drove down to the Keys, and hired a fishing boat, to take him.


dogs_before_people

Didn't the neighbors say they were gone for three days?


Dro24

Plenty of time to drive to the keys and find a boat to Cuba.


dogs_before_people

Yep! And lot's of poor fishermen willing to take the money, and if this happen, I bet it cost them thousands.


dogs_before_people

I was thinking that exact thing.


EtherealAriel

The sister should take it. They obviously aren't all that well off financially.


Jwoo32

99% of people tring tring to look rich are the poor ones


jepensedoucjsuis

This is actually very true. Source: processed credit applications at a Cadillac-Saab dealer. If they looked like they had tons of money, they had the worst credit scores and barely enough for the down payment and often put down payments on credit cards. . . If they came in in jeans and a TShirt or khakis and a polo they almost always had enough to do what they came here to do. I rember a situation at the Cadillac side, a kid early 20s pulled up in a Ford Tempo (a AWD tempo btw) he wanted an KLR and then seen the KLR-V we had that was like 100k roughly. And he said that he wanted that one. Saleswoman took him for a test ride in the regular KLR as the V was not available for test drives and in the show room. They came back and was 100% I want that KLR-V. They asked if he was going to finance it, and I remember him saying "Yup, with this check from my bank account" and whipping out his check book. He was very ok with us verifying his funds and waiting to pick it up. Fast forward 3 days and he gets dropped off in that same Tempo and comes in and goes over the car, learns how stuff works all while a guy that pulled up in a BMW 5 series, he is your typical "Suit Cellphone Blingy Watch" guy and wants to trade in the BMW that he upside down on for a Escalade. And his credit is shit. Like... mid-high 500s. Clearly not getting financing and is told as much. He sees the young kid getting the keys to a 100k car in "delivery room" and flips shit and at one point, a desk. "What that boy can get a loan for that car wearing that shit, and I can't? Bullshit, run my shit again, quit being assholes." Some other stuff happens police are called and he get told to leave the property. That kid worked on oil rigs apparently, the Tempo was his late grandfather's and I talked to him more about that Tempo than I did his KLR-V. Nice guy. Last I heard he had like 260k on the damn KLR-V and still has it.


FCSFCS

Some people down voting you but just look at Instagram.


wobwobwubwub

i don't think they're going to find him at this point. dead or out of distance from US jurisdiction


joaquinsaiddomin8

This doesn’t say “We have no idea where he is at all” at all.


Noisy_Toy

Why would a North Port law firm know where he was?


_tropical_tundra_

Agreed. Clients disappear on their lawyers all the time. We are the last to be updated with address and phone changes, and that’s even when the judge orders we be updated as part of their condition of release.


FucktusAhUm

That's what they want you to think. FBI is playing 3D chess and knows BL's exact whereabouts but is just waiting for the right moment to pounce.


zozo_a_gogo

My tin foil hat is stronger than yours. ;)


98FordContour

This should get the ball rolling now. This reward will probably double within 24 hours.


CommercialsMaybe

I was thinking the same thing. Hoping this encourages people to keep adding to it which encourages people to step up.


98FordContour

My estimate of the reward doubling seems to be on the low end. If it’s one thing that will motivate anyone, it’s money.


Shiznittlebam

They might need to 10x the reward. If Laundry is out of the country, then his parents probably paid 100k for his escape


Pafisha

I don't get it. What's what the parents might have funded have to do with the reward amount?


Shiznittlebam

Becsuse the guy who helped him wont care about 20k when he was paid way more. If they offer 200k for Laundrie i bet theyll have him tomorrow


rxallen23

The guy that was paid, will still keep whatever money he was paid. He'll just get more if he speaks up. I don't think getting more money is a deterrent in any way.


lomac92

Ok so I hate to bash the FBI. And I’m sorry if this has been said already. But seriously, the second she was reported missing BL was clearly the prime and only suspect right? Why the hell would the house not have been under 24hr surveillance? No warrant is needed to do that and it seems like it would have been SOP in this situation no? There’s really no excuse for the cops not know where he is right now.


swiftlytaylor

Has anyone considered that maybe Brian was under surveillance by police and that is why they are spending so much time at the Reserve? They may have tracked him to the Reserve and he was never spotted leaving?


Pafisha

There isn't only one way in and out.


jizzyp69

Because he left BEFORE she was even reported missing! Jesus Christ, how hard is this for people to understand? He came back almost 2 freaking WEEKS before she was reported missing, he wasn’t just sitting at home waiting for police to show up. You aren’t there and have no idea how the police actually handled this, they didn’t just sit around and yawn. You also can’t just watch someone and arrest them if they’re a POI, especially when they didn’t know if Gabby was alive or not. Following procedures sucks, but again, can’t just arrest anyone you want with NO INFORMATION.


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Pafisha

Brian himself didn't refuse to answer questions. His parents did refuse and said he was 'unavailable". He was long gone by then.


aylagirl63

Nobody said "arrest". Surveil. That's what needed to happen. No legal reason not to and every reason to keep eyes on him starting Sept. 10th when Gabby's mom reported her missing. Every vehicle leaving that house should have been tailed.


JD60x1999

It would give BL ammo in court if they did that because it violates the family's privacy. It was only until after they declared it homicide that they're really only looking for him, and the credit card was concrete evidence that will go against BL.


lomac92

Nope. Parking down the street and following his movements is not a violation of privacy rights


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The FBI has a lot of things to deal with and they can't allocate agents, vehicles, and time when they don't have a lot to go on.


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> The FBI have watched people for a lot less than that before, as people of color know very well. I didn't even think about the possibility of bringing race into this, thank you for ensuring we touched on that. > Don't have the resources? **Figure it out** That's a really interesting idea. Do you think the FBI solicits advice like this from the public? > Many hospitals are severely understaffed but that doesn't mean patients lay there without staff to attend to them. That's exactly what's happening now because of COVID, people are dying in the waiting rooms.


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> A little look at your comment history shows you have absolutely no problem bringing up race when you want to, so I'm really raising eyebrows here at you taking issue with me pointing out that the FBI (and law enforcement in general) treat white POI different from other races. As long as we're making things up, I disagree with your support of the Capitol insurrection and cannot fathom why you'd support the insurrectionists. There's nothing patriotic about tearing down our own government.


awkward_replies_2

There is a tactical dimension to this. If you are dealing with a potentially fugitive suspect, you want to, as long as possible, keep up their illusion they might legally get away with being just a witness (rather than a suspect) due to lack of concrete evidence against them. As soon as you give suspects the clarity that once they are in custodity they have done goofed (we have the victims body, they are pretty much the only suspect, etc.), they suddenly have a massive incentive to flee abroad, spend all their remaining cash to assume another identity, or even commit suicide (not that rare and relatively underreported in press, also because with a dead main subject investigation files get closed quite quickly, plus no more real court case possible). This tactical intent stands in balance with the - also legitimate - interest of the media and the public to be kept in the loop, so law enforcement naturally can't play the "clueless" card indefinitely.


eclectic_experiments

At that stage it was still a missing person case. To be fair to LE, could you imagine them placing 24/7 surveillance on every POI for all cases they get. This is not just for homicide cases either. It's a massive manpower requirement.


lomac92

True but the circumstances surrounding this one were unique and warranted. The fact that he drove home without her, didn’t report her missing for almost 2 weeks and refused to talk to police? Yeah just keep eyes on him boys.


Chin_Up_Princess

Lots of high profile cases have mistakes early in the investigation. Jon Benet Ramsey for instance. The fact that FBI didn't have eyes on Brian will probably go down in history as the dumbest mistake.


jpollack40

I'm no FBI (or law enforcement in general) scholar, but shooting from the hip with Ruby Ridge and the Olympic Park bombing investigation, I'm pretty confident this can be ranked well outside their top 10 bunglings.


Chin_Up_Princess

Love it when someone gives me more cases to research & look at! thank you!


jpollack40

They are very, very different from the case of Gabby Petito, but they are fascinating and raise poignant questions about the role of the executive. Many documentaries also, happy researching.


lomac92

Agreed. Somebody should have had eyes on Brian after the first couple days no question, but it’s not anywhere close to their biggest gaffes.


thisisthewell

>But seriously, the second she was reported missing BL was clearly the prime and only suspect right? missing persons cases don't have "prime suspects" so no. as of right now BL isn't even a suspect. he's *still* a person of interest.


lomac92

It’s terminology though. The first cop to look over the facts surrounding her disappearance had enough info to at least suggest BL should be watched… come one guys, you’re talking about technicalities here. There’s the stuff the cops say publicly and the way they handle it internally, he should have been watched.


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A warrant is out for his arrest.


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Imperfect_Error

It may be a sealed warrant


DPool34

I may be wrong, but I don’t think the FBI was involved at that point.


wanderso24

Prime and only suspect…of what? The second she was reported missing there wasn’t a crime yet. Sure, we all know he was incredibly suspicious, but being a missing adult isn’t illegal. They had to find some sort of evidence there was a crime before they could have a suspect.


lomac92

Ok but he was suspicious enough to warrant surveillance… especially by the 14th… that’s all I’m saying, it’s unusual that someone in this situation could slip away like this.


alwaysbefraudin

Because it wasn't an FBI led investigation at that point and, shockingly, the FBI has other commitments that keep it busy. Its not like they have a huge surplus of agents just sitting around surfing the net with nothing to do all day. This is especially true in the time period surrounding the anniversary of 9/11 as there is always heightened threat reporting at that time of the year and their primary function is domestic CT. Add in the ongoing insanity that is the Jan 6 insurrection crowd and the corresponding surge in domestic threats and you've got a federal law enforcement agency that is already pretty crushed with work.


ArcticGurl

Possibly FBI told local police to have someone watch him, and they blew it? We’ll find out one way or another soon enough. I’m glad it’s being hotly debated so that this does come to light. Unless the media drops the ball.


boopinhi

I dunno the FBI has done some dumb shit. Didn’t they recently send 40 agents to inspect garage door pulls at nascar circuits? They’ve got plenty of folks working there.


alwaysbefraudin

In their defense, it was reported as a potential high-profile hate crime incident.


boopinhi

True, but it was a giant waste of time. Wouldn’t be surprised if the reserve turned out the same way.


left_tiddy

There are rules about how things have to proceed. You have a right to remain silent and before she was found they couldn't really pin anything on him.


axloc

None of that negates the fact that they could have an unmarked car on the public street watching to see if he was preparing to skip town.


Trextrev

The FBI has thousands of POI and just doesn’t have the resources to assign an agent to follow all of them around. Not to sound callous but a domestic turned murder is low on their list and it only got on their list because the incident took place on federal land.


axloc

I was more referring to local police. They already have 2 cops dedicated to blocking the street off


sobrietyAccount

Gabby is from NY, the murder was in Wyoming, and the person of interest is from Florida. Why would local LEOs put a squad car on a case they might not even know about at that point? And please don't give me the "the case was so big by then!" because there are still plenty of people right now who don't know about this case.


lomac92

Nothing to do with size of the case and everything to do with the situation. Girlfriend MIA for 10+ days, boyfriend came home, didn’t report her missing and they were alone together camping… those facts alone are enough to warrant surveillance, and they had 3 full days from when they started looking for her to when he disappeared.


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Gaugzilla

It just means he never finished launching the site.


harden4mvp13

Lol I don’t think he put his location on a website that would be incredibly stupid even for his standards.


Vagillionairre

It’s funny how we call him stupid but also suggest he planned this entire thing out like a criminal mastermind. I doubt someone as dumb as your suggesting would still be walking free, despite being the most sought after individual in one of the most surveyed societies.


ChocoMaister

If we find him with Reddit we can all get half a penny!


wageslut

they will find that motherfucker


BrianWagner80

The DNA in that family I's definitely disturbing


NewFoundGloryHole1

Did y’all check the hamper? Get it? Get it?


arkansaurusrex

Camper in the hamper!


DOPPLEL

I GET IT CAUSE LAUNDRIE SOUNDS LIKE LAUNDRY LIKE CLOTHES


EtherealAriel

Stop yelling at me


WorriedWaffle

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polystitch

HOLD THE PLASTIC ✋🛑


FancyBearSociety

Maybe they need to be posting his photo and this reward on a poster all over the Appalachian trail. He did this trail on his own for 3 months so maybe he has survival skills to hide out in wilderness by some major trail that has access to civilization where he can disguise himself as a masked disheveled hiker.


TTTfromT

It’s a good place to be anonymous, like the Mostly Harmless case.


FancyBearSociety

I imagine he would want to be feel anonymous again and be in the outdoors.


frankrizzo219

Eric Rudolph, the Olympic bomber, survived 5 years in the Appalachian wilderness living on acorns and salamanders