BRIAN Laundrie is not a survivalist genius or criminal mastermind, a forensic psychologist has claimed.
During the discussion, a verified psychologist with 20 years of experience fielded questions from various users about where Laundrie may be, his relationship with Gabby Petito, and speculation about her death.
Speaking specifically about where Laundrie may be now, the doctor explained, "I don't know whether he's dead or alive; I go back and forth just like you all.
"I don't think he's a master survivalist, a genius, or a criminal mastermind. If he killed himself, I don't think it was planned before he left for the reserve.
"I think this was likely a crime of passion, and it would not surprise me if he had no previous history of violence other than what we already know about his abuse of Gabby.
"I can't see him pleading insanity – that's a pretty high bar. He's already shown motive and possible attempts to cover up or conceal the crime, and 'insane' people don't do that."
Speaking about Laundrie's parents, the doctor called them a "total enigma."
"I just don't have enough info about them yet to have an opinion on them. Their behavior is weird to say the least."
Laundrie family Attorney Steve Bertolino said he had no comment on the theorizing.
Online sleuths have been speculating since Laundrie went missing last month that his parents, Christopher 'Chris' Laundrie, 62, and Roberta Laundrie, 55, know more about his whereabouts than they are letting on.
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As the search for Laundrie enters its fourth week, Dog the Bounty Hunter is convinced the 23-year-old turned to his parents for help based on the way they have been acting throughout the whole investigation.
As of October 10, Laundrie is only a person of interest in Gabby's death as it remains unclear what role he played in it.
Back on September 23, the FBI issued a warrant for Laundrie's arrest accusing him of using "unauthorized debit cards after Gabby Petito’s death."
As the man hunt continues, authorities have been withholding information about Gabby's cause of death as they investigate.
On October 7, Laundrie's dad was asked to identify his favorite trails and hiking spots as he joined the hunt for his son, the family's attorney Bertolino confirmed.
Chris Laundrie was seen leaving his North Port, Florida, home alone on October 7, NewsNationNow correspondent Brian Entin tweeted.
Entin said Bertolino told him: “Chris Laundrie is assisting Law Enforcement today in the search for Brian. Chris was asked to point out any favorite trails or spots that Brian may have used in the preserve.
"Although Chris and Roberta Laundrie provided this information verbally three weeks ago it is now thought that on-site assistance may be better.
"The preserve has been closed to the public and the Laundries as well but the parents have been cooperating since the search began.”
Bertolino added: "As of yesterday, we were just asked to be on standby as they were focusing in on certain areas."
The Laundrie family has been sparse about issuing public statements, but did share one through their lawyer after Gabby's remains were found in Wyoming.
The statement read: "The news about Gabby Petito is heartbreaking. The Laundrie family prays for Gabby and her family."
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