HUNTER: Did Gabby Petito’s boyfriend run away abroad?

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Brian Laundrie trudged up the Appalachian Trail? Unlikely.

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I had money. Weather. Parents who could have helped and instigated him to escape and he was highly motivated.

He would flee the country somewhere without an extradition treaty with the United States. Warm, sunny, cheap, no questions asked.

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Why take a week-long hike when you can jump on a plane and escape to freedom in a matter of hours?

The 23-year-old Florida man is a person of interest in the investigation into the disappearance and murder of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, 22, at a Wyoming camp where her remains were found weeks after she was strangled to death. .

As reported, the couple were recounting their trip across the United States in a pickup truck when things got off the rails and the bubbly Long Island woman ended up dead and Laundrie was hunted.

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Now, one of Laundrie’s childhood friends claims that he has wanted to live outside the United States since he was in high school. He was reported missing on September 17 from his parents’ home in Florida.

It was an amazing three days after they last saw him. More than enough time to give the police a big leap.

“I think I could pool the resources to leave the country, either illegally or with some kind of false identification,” said the friend, who did not want to be identified. UK Sun.

YouTuber Gabby Petito disappeared in August.  She was later found murdered.
YouTuber Gabby Petito disappeared in August. She was later found murdered. Photo by GABBY PETITO /INSTAGRAM

“He is the type of person who could drop everything to ensure his means of not being caught and evade arrest or evade prosecution for what appears to be a pending crime.”

One of those hiding places could be somewhere in Africa, Laundrie’s friend said, adding that the fugitive’s favorite director is Neill Blomkamp, ​​who directed the films. My uncle , Elysium , and District Nine.

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“Blomkamp is from South Africa,” said the friend. “That’s a country Brian talked about a lot because it was one of his favorite genres of movies. Two of those three films took place in South Africa. “

Laundrie also likes New Zealand because of his affinity for Lord of the Rings films.

His friend added, “So I’m sure if you had the time and resources in a few years, and you really needed to get away from this problem, you would probably end up somewhere.”

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Laundrie had told her parents that she was going to hike in a conservation area near her home in Florida. His Ford Mustang was found 16 miles from where he was last seen.

If I were depositing cash on Laundrie’s whereabouts, my choice would be Mexico, the Caribbean, or parts unknown in Latin America.

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This debacle is reminiscent of the Ethan Crouch influx in Texas.

Do you remember Crouch? He was the teenage drunk driver who killed four people and nine more were injured. Another child is in a wheelchair for life.

His lawyers argued that he was so spoiled that he suffered from something called “affluence” and because he was rich he did not know the difference between right and wrong. Cue the tap on the wrist.

After a video emerged of Crouch breaching the conditions of his parole, he and his mother crossed the border into Mexico, where they were later arrested.

Cops have not accused Laundrie of murdering Gabby Petito, nor have they accused his parents of helping their son leave the country.

But if it turns out that Laundrie is charged and convicted of the brutal murder, and they knowingly helped him evade authorities, then they may end up alongside Crouch’s mother, Tonya.

Behind the bars.

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