GABBY Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie was spotted running out of his backyard on the day that he was reported missing, his neighbors claim.
The 23-year-old remains at large – weeks after he was reported missing by his parents on September 17.
A woman, known only as Jen, said witnesses spotted Laundrie running from his home in North Port, Florida.
In the clip uploaded to Twitter, she speculated that he may have run through the nearby woods.
Jen claimed that another neighbor recorded the alleged moment on CCTV.
When asked if she thought Laundrie was in the North Port area on the day that he was reported missing, Jen said: "Yes, definitely. He was here."
It’s unknown if Gabby's fiancé was in the location on September 17 and it's not known who provided the "footage" to the police.
Laundrie’s parents Chris and Roberta reported their son missing days after allegedly telling them that he was going for a hike.
It was reported that Laundrie left the family home on September 14 but the date has since been revised.
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing the Laundries', said that his parents gave the “incorrect date”.
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Instead, Laundrie allegedly left the home on September 13.
Bertolino told WFLA: "The Laundries were basing the date Brian left on their recollection of certain events.”
After consulting with the FBI and confirming the day Brian’s Mustang was found and returned to the Laundries’ home, Bertolino wrote, “We now believe the day Brian left to hike in the preserve was Monday, September 13."
Laundrie’s parents allegedly told police that the 23-year-old was going for a hike in the Carlton Reserve and that’s where cops started their search.
The search has entered the third week and Laundrie hasn’t been found.
Josh Taylor, a spokesperson for the North Port Police Department, confirmed that the search to find Laundrie remains ongoing.
He told WFLA: “We have consistently been providing support in small groups.”
The FBI made no further comments when approached by the outlet.
Meanwhile, Dog the Bounty Hunter has also joined search efforts as he pledged to find Laundrie before the fugitive’s 24th birthday.
He reportedly found a "makeshift camp" and has turned over "information" to the FBI.
Dog told Fox News: "On Friday we found a makeshift, very primitive camp that had some promising things around it. So we gave gathered up all those things.
"We turned them over yesterday to the FBI. We are now talking to the FBI and working with local law enforcement"
Dog said his personal hotline 833-TELLDOG has been flooded with potential leads.
But, the reality TV star’s daughter Cecily Chapman slammed her father’s participation in the search.
She said her dad should “back off the publicity stunt”.
'BACK OFF DOG'
Cecily told the Sun: “It's just a publicity stunt. That's really what it is. He needs to back off and let the FBI handle it.”
There have been several alleged sightings of Laundrie in other parts of Florida, Canada, and Mexico but most potential leads have led to dead ends.
Jennifer Coffindaffer is among former FBI agents that believe the fugitive will be found alive.
She told NewsNationNow: “I believe he’s going to be able to hide in his surroundings. I think he’s a learned outdoorsman and survivalist and because of that I think he will be able to stay out of law enforcement’s grasp for a while.”
And, Maureen O’Connell told Fox News Thursday: “I have a feeling that [Laundrie] is going to be found and he is going to be found alive.
“All the information that’s been coming in for weeks now, as you layer it upon yourself, you can start to see all these things coming to fruition.
She said the case is “filled with one wild goose chase after another”.
Meanwhile, ex Marshal Lenny DePaul thinks Laundrie is “sleeping with one eye open” as cops try to locate the fugitive.
He told the New York Post: “I personally think he could be anywhere. It doesn’t matter. He’s gonna mess up. He’s going to make a mistake.”
Laundrie’s sister Cassie branded her brother a “mediocre survivalist”.
She told Good Morning America: “I'd say Brian's a mediocre survivalist. It wouldn't surprise me if he could last out there a very long time, but also, I don't think anything would surprise me at this point."
Laundrie, a self-proclaimed “nature enthusiast”, celebrated Gabby’s 22nd birthday on the Appalachian Trail.
But, survivalist Dave Canterbury said that surviving in the wilderness is different from hiking on the scenic route.
He told the Sun: “You just need to be able to walk long distances and be able to go on small amounts of food at a time (to survive the Appalachian Trail).
“Appalachian Trail hikers don’t have to worry about building fire or shelter off the landscape, and controlling the body's core temperature without the aid of proper clothing."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or 303-629-7171.
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