Brian Laundrie continues to be America’s most needed man — and that’s a label John Walsh is aware of all too properly.
In a brand new particular known as “Gabby Petito: ID Particular Report” airing Wednesday evening, the famed “America’s Most Needed” host weighs in on the case of Petito, 22, who was discovered lifeless after touring throughout the nation together with her boyfriend Laundrie, 23. He’s now the topic of a manhunt after going lacking in September, shortly after returning residence alone from the journey.
On Tuesday, the Wyoming coroner revealed that Petito’s explanation for loss of life was guide strangulation. Whereas the ID particular emphasizes that the murder investigation is ongoing and Laundrie is harmless till confirmed responsible, Walsh talks to Florida health worker Patricia Aronica, who reveals within the present that guide strangulation is “a really private solution to kill somebody.”
“Normally it’s somebody you recognize properly, who has been shut and in your private area,” Aronica added.
Walsh speculates that Laundrie is at the moment being aided and abetted by his dad and mom. “I completely imagine that his household helps him keep on the run,” he says
Walsh, who additionally hosts ID’s “In Pursuit With John Walsh,” moreover reveals that his personal present’s hotline has been flooded with ideas referring to potential sightings of Brian Laundrie.
Naturally, not all of them are dependable.
“We’ve received folks from all around the world calling saying that Martians received him and took him to a different planet, and he’s inside hiding in an alligator in a Louisiana swamp,” Walsh says within the particular. However he’s additionally gotten “strong” ideas of sightings of within the Bahamas — which Laundrie might have accessed from Florida by way of ferry, Walsh explains — and in Mexico.
“We’ve had over a thousand strong tricks to the ‘In Pursuit’ hotline. Most of them are about my concept of his father driving him to the Mexican border and letting him undergo Mexico. It’s a good time to be heading south, as a result of [there are] 1000’s of refugees … I imply, he might stroll throughout the border bare along with his hair on hearth, and no person would discover him,” Walsh says. “I feel that’s perhaps the place he’s hiding — and any individual is perhaps serving to him.”
Nonetheless, Walsh additionally mentioned he received a tip from an unnamed former pal of Petito and Laundrie’s, who mentioned that Laundrie “bragged about dwelling on the Appalachian path for 3 months out of a backpack.”
Walsh concludes, “We received a number of ideas concerning the Appalachian path,” regardless that he personally believes that Laundrie is in Mexico.
Along with discussing Laundrie’s whereabouts, “Gabby Petito: ID Particular Report” dives into an evaluation of the position that social media has performed in amplifying this case, the problem of media protection overlooking lacking black, indigenous and different folks of colour, and the problem of home violence.
Walsh, together with home violence specialists comparable to One Love CEO Katie Hood, posit that Petito may need been saved if a social employee had accompanied cops after they responded to an Aug. 12 incident involving a home dispute between Petito and Laundrie whereas they traveled by way of Utah.
“Gabby Petito: ID Particular Report” airs Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.