WANNABE sleuths have wildly claimed that Brian Laundrie may have been killed by his own parents after the death of his fiancee Gabby Petito.
The bizarre and unfounded theory has picked up traction on Reddit amid a nationwide manhunt for Brian.
Sleuths based the theory on the assertion that Brian’s parents Chris and Roberta Laundrie have shown little sign of concern about their son’s whereabouts since he went missing.
The Laundries have continued to engage in normal day-to-day activities as the search drags on.
On several occasions Roberta has seen tending to the garden outside the couple’s home in North Port, Florida.
And on Tuesday, Chris was spotted mowing the lawn shortly after a coroner announced that Gabby was killed by strangulation.
Chris also drew scrutiny last week when he was photographed laughing with law enforcement at the site of a search for his son.
A small number of armchair detectives sounding off on Reddit have speculated that the Laundries appear unbothered because they know their son is already dead.
However, the majority of commenters in Reddit’s main Gabby thread believe Brian is alive and hiding with help from his family.
Neither Chris nor Roberta has been officially implicated in the case. Their son Brian is considered a person of interest in Gabby’s homicide but has not been named as a suspect.
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Dog the Bounty Hunter, who joined the hunt for Brian last month, accused the Laundries of “stonewalling” the investigation on Tuesday after Gabby’s cause of death was confirmed.
“I can’t fathom how Brian’s parents can live with themselves after how they’ve stonewalled the Petito family,” Dog said.
“They need to be doing more to signal Brian to stop running.”
Last week, Dog revealed his theory that Brian called his parents immediately after Gabby’s death in an exclusive interview with The Sun.
“Of course he murdered her,” the bounty hunter said.
“I think he called the mom and dad right from the scene and said ‘omg.'”
Two furious protesters descended on the Laundries’ home on Tuesday night to voice their outrage over the autopsy announcement.
Video showed the pair beating on the front door while shouting “you guys like to strangle people” and calling the family “dirty Laundries.”
One person can be heard saying: “You guys like to strangle people with your little b***h a** son. It’s time to wake up and face the consequences.”
As the pair walk away, one shouts, “we’ll be back,” adding “better speak up soon.”
After they left, Chris came briefly to the door before police arried on the scene, Fox… Brinkwire Brief News.