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Fiance identified as person of interest in New York woman’s disappearance, police say

The fiance of the New York woman who went missing on a cross-country trip has been identified as a person of interest in the case, authorities said on Wednesday.

North Port, Fla., Police have confirmed Brian Laundrie’s status as a person of interest as authorities continue their search for Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who was reported missing by her family over the weekend when she fell out of contact on a road trip to Wyoming.

“Gabrielle’s vehicle was recovered here in North Port from her home on September 11,” the police department said in a statement. “This vehicle was fully processed for proof with FBI agents on Tuesday evening.”

Police said Laundrie “did not make himself available for questioning by investigators” and “did not provide any useful details.”

“We know Brian returned here to North Port on September 1 – ten days before his family reported his disappearance on September 11. We have no information that a crime took place here in North Port,” said the police.

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