A massive search is underway in the “vast” T. Mabry Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Fla. for Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of missing Long Island native Gabby Petito, authorities said Saturday.
“The North Port Police Department, FBI, and agency partners are currently conducting a search (of the reserve)” North Port Police tweeted
The Carlton Reserve is a lush, 24,565-acre wildlife habitat.
Laundrie has been silent about Petito’s disappearance since returning to their Florida home alone on Sept. 1 after two went on a road trip across the country.
Laundrie has not been seen since Tuesday. Police searched his home Friday night and officials are expected to make a statement about their search for him later Saturday.
Petito’s family issued a statement Friday night saying that Laundrie is not missing but “hiding” from authorities.
The Carlton Reserve is a 24,565-acre wildlife habitat in Sarasota County.