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'Don’t Try To Find Me,' Brian Laundrie Reportedly Says In Chilling Pinterest Post

One of Brian Laundrie's Pinterest postings.
One of Brian Laundrie's Pinterest postings. Photo Credit: Pinterest

"Don't try to find me."

That was the message Brian Laundrie posted on social media that authorities are hoping may actually lead to his apprehension.

Laundrie, 23, is a person of interest in the murder of the 22-year-old Gabby Petito whose body was found on Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming.

He hasn't been seen in more than a week, since he allegedly went hiking in a nature reserve near his home in Sarasota County in the City of North Port in Florida.

Since the confirmed identity of Petito and her death being labeled a homicide, interest in Laundrie has exploded across the country with amateur sleuths scouring social media for any trace of the wanted man.

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Sun came across the Pinterest postings that include one that says "Don't Try To Find Me."

Another posting shows a gravestone with the words "My Baby" written on it.

The couple who grew up on Long Island, who had been on a cross country trip in Petito's van, became an obsession with the nation when Petito, of the hamlet of Blue Point, in Suffolk County, was reported missing by her mother on Saturday, Sept. 11.

She made the report after not hearing from her daughter in more than two weeks and was concerned that something was very wrong. 

What made the case even more intriguing was the fact that Laundrie had returned to Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Petitos' van, without her.

From the onset, Laundrie has refused to speak with law enforcement or Petito's family, who begged him and his parents to tell them where their daughter was last seen.

The FBI and the North Port Police have remained steadfast in saying at this point Laudnrie is a person of interest, not a suspect. 

That may change in the coming days as a final autopsy report is produced and the actual cause of death is revealed.

The Pinterest account, under @blaundrie1197, has not been confirmed to belong to Laundrie but does share albums with a page belonging to Petito.

In the meantime, the FBI is asking the public for help finding Laundrie.

To contact the FBI, call 1-800-CALL FBI or submit tips at tips.fbi.gov.

This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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