Family of Brian Laundrie Feared He Might Hurt Himself After He Left Without Wallet: Report

Brian Laundrie sparked fears in his family that he might hurt himself after he left home without some key items, it has been reported.

Laundrie, 23, is a person of interest in the disappearance of his fiancée, Gabby Petito, 22, whose remains were found near Spread Creek dispersed camping site in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park on September 19.

Laundrie's family members have said they had not seen him since September 14, nearly two weeks after he returned from a cross-country trip that the couple had undertaken.

The FBI has ruled her death a homicide following an autopsy. Laundrie is considered a "person of interest" in the case but has not been charged with any crimes.

However, as authorities scoured a nature reserve in Venice, Florida, close to his parents' home in North Port, it was reported that the manner of Laundrie's departure from the family home was a cause for concern.

Laundrie's family had told police he had left home with his backpack on September 14 and said that he was going to the reserve near their home.

However, a source close to Laundrie's family told CNN that he had left his parent's home without his wallet or cell phone. The source told CNN host Chris Cuomo that this left his parents worrying that he might hurt himself, the news outlet reported, without adding further details.

In response to the claims by the source, North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor told CNN: "I can not give any statement to a timeline at this time. That investigation is being conducted by the FBI."

It comes as the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Laundrie over his unauthorized use of a debit card and several accounts.

FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said the warrant allowed for officers to arrest Laundrie but "the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito's homicide."

Lawyer for the Laundrie family, Steven Bertolino, said in a statement shared with media that he understood the arrest warrant to be "related to activities occurring after the death of Gabby Petito and not related to her actual demise."

"The FBI is focusing on locating Brian," the statement added, "and when that occurs the specifics of the charges covered under the indictment will be addressed in the proper forum."

Investigators have resumed their search of a 25,000-acre Florida nature reserve for Laundrie. On Thursday evening, North Port Police tweeted: "The ground search in the Carlton has been halted for the day. Nothing found. We will be back at it Friday."

Meanwhile, a second person has said that they picked up Laundrie as he hitchhiked in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, close to where Petito's remains were found.

Norma Jean Jalovec told Fox News Digital she stopped to give Laundrie a lift about 6.30 p.m. on August 29 near Pacific Creek Landing.

She told the outlet she only realized who her passenger was after seeing a TikTok video from Miranda Baker, who described how she and her boyfriend had also given Laundrie a ride in the same area.

Newsweek has contacted the FBI and Bertolino for comment.

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Police are continuing their search for Brian Laundrie after he went missing on Tuesday, September 14. In these photos, Laundrie can be seen speaking to police (left) and posing for a picture (right) that was later uploaded onto Instagram. Moab City Police Department/ Brian Laundrie