Brian Laundrie's parents 'could face evidence tampering charges' claims ex-FBI agent after gun went missing from home

Brian Laundrie's parents 'could face evidence tampering charges' claims ex-FBI agent after gun went missing from home

November 26, 2021

BRIAN Laundrie's parents could be hit with evidence tampering charges after a gun went missing from their home, an ex-FBI agent has claimed.

After an autopsy confirmed the 23-year-old fatally shot himself in the head after fleeing his family home in Florida, experts said Gabby Petito's murder case could be closed as he was the lone suspect.

But legal experts now claim it is possible other people may be charged in the case.

Jennifer Coffindaffer, a retired FBI agent, believes Laundrie's mum and dad – Chris and Roberta – could face charges.

“I think the Laundries have possible culpability under 18 U.S.C. 3, which is accessory after the fact, and possibly 18 U.S.C. 1519, which is obstruction in terms of if they tampered with any evidence after that crime was committed,” Coffindaffer said, reports NewsNation Now.

Laundrie returned home to North Port from a road trip without fiancee Gabby on September 1. Days later, her worried family reported her missing.

On September 13, Laundrie left his home to go hiking in Carlton Reserve, Florida. His family had initially said he departed on September 14, but revised their timeline weeks later.

After Laundrie was then reported missing in mid-September, his parents turned over all of the guns in their home to the FBI.

However, one was missing, sources close to the investigation told Fox News Digital

It has not been confirmed whether the missing gun is the one Laundrie used to take his own life.

Forensic scientist Larry Koblinsky believes members of Laundrie's family could find themselves in legal hot water.

“The likelihood is that [Brian Laundrie] didn’t do this alone,” Koblinsky said.

“He may have had assistance.

"And whoever did help him can be penalized, can suffer legal consequences for aiding and abetting his escape.” 

It comes more than a month after Laundrie's skeletal remains were found in Florida's Carlton Reserve following an exhaustive FBI manhunt for the fugitive.

He was last seen alive on September 13, when he told his parents that he was going for a hike at the reserve.

Gabby's body was found just a week later on September 19 and an autopsy revealed she had been strangled to death, and experts believe cops will now close her case.

Laundrie was the only person of interest and a federal court in Wyoming issued an arrest warrant after he allegedly used Petito's Capital One Bank debit card and pin code to access cash.

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