Police admit they didn’t see missing man when they seized van from family home

Police in Florida have admitted they didn’t see Brian Laundrie when they went to his parent’s home on 11 September, raising questions about when the missing suspect was last at the house.

North Port Police seized a van belonging to Gabby Petito from the Laundrie family home that evening after she was reported missing by her mother Nichole Schmidt.

Spokesman Josh Taylor told media on Wednesday police didn’t “spot” Mr Laundrie that night. The Laundries refused to cooperate with authorities and gave them the contact details for their family attorney.

His parents told authorities he left the house on 14 September to go hiking in the nearby Carlton Reserve, but didn’t report him missing until three days later.