BRIAN Laundrie's father Christopher will join the search for his fugitive 23-year-old son, as the hunt continues to focus on the Carton Reserve in Florida.
The family's attorney Steven Bertolino said on Tuesday the North Port police department had made the request after previously "having to postpone" Christopher's involvement in the search.
"The North Port police informed me that they were focusing on certain areas of the preserve today and they were actually hoping that Mr. Laundrie could join them on that search," Bertolino told Newsday on Wednesday.
"Mr. Laundrie has consented and we are waiting for the call from the North Port Police Department to make that happen."
The attorney claimed Brian's dad also searched the reserve on his own on Monday, September 13, after his son didn't return home from a hike that night.
Bertolino told Fox News that "Since the preserve has been closed to the public, Chris has not been able to look for Brian in the only place Chris and Roberta believe Brian may be."
"Chris and Roberta are hopeful there will be another opportunity to assist," he added.
However, the North Port police department also told Fox News that the department did not ask for Christopher's help and never "postponed" it.
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"In no world would we ask or have any actions like that," said chief spokesman Josh Taylor.
The Laundries first told police they last saw Brian on Tuesday, September 14, but now claim Brian actually left for his hike the previous day.
Bertolino wrote in a text response to anchor Josh Benson from WFLA in Florida, "The Laundries were basing the date Brian left on their recollection of certain events.”
After consulting with the FBI and confirming the day Brian’s Mustang was found and returned to the Laundries’ home, Bertolino wrote, “we now believe the day Brian left to hike in the preserve was Monday September 13."
Brian 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.
His father Christopher 'Chris' Laundrie, 62, and mother Roberta Laundrie, 55, are residents of Wabasso Avenue in North Port, Florida.
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