Brian Laundrie needs to surrender and 'pay the price if he was involved in Gabby Petito's death,' ex-fugitive says

BRIAN Laundrie needs to surrender and "pay the price if he was involved in Gabby Petito's death," according to one former fugitive.

Seth Ferranti, who was on the U.S. Marshals’ most wanted list, said: "You just gotta turn yourself in man — you gotta face the music."

Ferranti, who spent two years on the run, added: "And if you did do something to that girl, you gotta pay the price.

"And if you didn’t do anything to that girl, you’ve got to present it to the jury and trust in your innocence."

Laundrie has been missing since September 13 after returning home from his cross country trip without fiancee Gabby Petito on September 1.


That timeline was thrown into question on Tuesday after it was revealed his parents gave the incorrect date for when he allegedly disappeared into the Carlton Reserve.

Chris and Roberta Laudrie had originally told cops they last saw him on September 14.

Gabby's body was found in a Wyoming national park on September 19.

The Laundrie lawyer Steven Bertolino told WFLA: "The Laundries were basing the date Brian left on their recollection of certain events.”

Ferranti, who disappeared between 1991 and 1993 after facing nonviolent drug trafficking charges, told Fox News to survive on the run you have to have "money, money, money."

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He said the fact that Laudrie looks like "a pretty average dude" may also help him stay hidden.

And he said a fake ID and any help from relatives or friends would be helpful with the "first six months" the hardest.


But he also acknowledged: "There probably wasn't 75 per cent of the scrutiny [back then] than there is now.

"Everything is digital now. There's cameras everywhere."

"It was kind of a relief when I did get caught, even though I had to face that 25 years," Ferranti added, "at least I could be myself again."

Laundrie is wanted by the FBI because he allegedly took Gabby Petito's debit card and spent $1,000 to return to Florida without her on September 1.

Petito family lawyer Richard Stafford claimed on Tuesday that Brian “stole her credit [debit per warrent] card. 

“He used her credit card to get home and then ran from the police.”


Laundrie family lawyer Bertolino said in a statement when the warrant was issued that it focused on "activities occurring after the death of Gabby Petito and not related to her actual demise."

"The FBI is focusing on locating Brian and when that occurs the specifics of the charges covered under the indictment will be addressed in the proper forum," he added.

Detectives continue to scour the Carlton Reserve while Dog the Bounty Hunter investigates the Fort de Soto campground.

It’s reported that the Laundrie family stayed at the campsite on September 6 – days after he returned to the state.

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