NORTH PORT, Fla. — The FBI has obtained an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie following his indictment on federal charges in connection to Gabby Petito’s death, authorities announced Thursday.

Laundrie is charged with one count of use of unauthorized access devices — namely a Capital One debit card, according to court papers.

“On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the US District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie,” a statement from the FBI Denver Division said.

The warrant alleges Laundrie used the card “on or about August 30, 2021, through and including on or about September 1, 2021” in Wyoming and elsewhere and “obtained things of value aggregating to $1,000 or more.”

Petito was last seen alive at a Wyoming restaurant on Aug. 27.

The 22-year-old Long Island native had a Capital One debit card and checking account, according to a missing person report filed with Suffolk County police on Sept. 11 and obtained by The Post.

Gabby Petito’s death was declared a homicide and Brian Laundrie has been missing for six days after returning to Florida.
The ground search in the Carlton has been halted for the day. Nothing found. We will be back at it Friday.
North Port Police officers searching for Brian Laundrie in Carlton Reserve on Sept. 23, 2021.
North Port PD

The federal warrant does not make clear whose Capital One debit card Laundrie is accused of using.

The FBI is also urging people to come forward with any information about Laundrie’s whereabouts, according to FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Brian Laundrie.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Brian Laundrie.Moab City Police Department/AFP

“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito’s homicide,” Agent Schneider said.

Laundrie was reported missing by his parents on Friday after returning home to North Port, Florida on Sept. 1 — without Petito — following their weeks-long cross-country trip.


By James Carter

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