Police comb 25,000-acre wilderness for boyfriend after family takes three days to reveal he is missing

Gabby Petito’s boyfriend Brian Laundrie has been named a “person of interest” in the case but has not been seen since leaving his family’s home in North Port, Florida, last Tuesday.

North Port is on the west coast of Florida, some 70 miles (112 km) south of St Petersburg.

North Port police said they learned from Mr Laundrie’s family only on Friday that he had been missing for three days.

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They have since been combing a nearly 25,000-acre wilderness preserve near North Port for him, without success.