Brian Laundrie could survive in Carlton Reserve ‘for months’ without being located, say police

  • Police said Brian Laundrie could potentially hide out in a Florida Reserve “for months” if he wanted to.
  • Police are searching for Laundrie, a person of interest in the Gabby Petito case, in the “vast” Carlton Reserve.
  • The Carlton Reserve has about 80 miles of hiking trails, most of which are currently flooded.

North Port Police Department public information officer Josh Taylor told Fox 13 Laundrie could survive in the huge Carlton Reserve “for months” without being located.

“I don’t know how frequently if he would come out here and do day-long hikes or whatever, you could be out here for months if you wanted,” he said.

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The reserve has about 80 miles of hiking trails, most of which are currently flooded, according to a warning posted on its website Saturday.

“You could be out here for months if you wanted,” Taylor said.

“We’re not following him everywhere he’s going. We’re trying to keep an eye out kind of where he’s at so that when needed we could potentially reach him,” Taylor said. “But our focus was putting resources on trying to find Gabby.

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So far the search has yielded nothing.

Police told the Post it’s “fair to say” that Laundrie might be dangerous – either to himself or to others around him.

“I mean you have somebody, there’s an enormous amount of pressure I’m sure on him to provide answers on what’s going on here,” Taylor said.