Internet investigators are fueling a conspiracy theory that Brian Laundry is hiding under a flower bed in his parents’ Florida backyard, after claiming drone footage captured an arm peeking out from the soil. .
They allege that the drone video, which is being shared widely on social media, shows the 23-year-old fugitive’s parents Chris and Roberta Laundry gardening in their yard.
The footage shows a woman like Roberta being carried to a flower bed as her husband stands nearby. It was not immediately clear when the drone footage was shot.
Social media users are now sharing versions of the footage online as they wildly claim that it shows an arm sticking out of a flower bed as Roberta bends over.
Some are claiming the laundry may be hiding in a bunker under a flower bed as law enforcement continues to search for Gabby Petito’s missing boyfriend for weeks.
A TikTok user, charlienovasite, posted a video featuring zoomed-in portions of the drone footage, saying: “There’s definitely someone out there. You can’t change my mind.”
Another sleuth, mamabear_xo, along with his TikTok video said, “Brian is under the garden bed. Watch him give something to his mother.”
After it emerged on Thursday that Chris Laundry had gone to the vast Florida reserve to help crews search for his son, TikTok user kmiller480 wrote that the FBI should investigate his yard.
“Chris Laundry agrees to assist in the search for his son, Brian. In the meantime Roberta Laundry is busy in the garden as usual. Has the FBI investigated the garden?” He wrote along with the video.
Some people are also tagging Dog the Bounty Hunter in their videos and urging them to search under the flower beds.
However, many dismissed the conspiracy theory saying it was just a weed and pointed to how the FBI had already searched the laundry house.
“I can’t believe people actually think Brian Laundry is in a bunker under his flower bed. In fact, those who coincidentally already have an underground bunker in their backyard or by the time they realize that Gabby is missing, will be able to build one by then,” a Twitter user wrote.
one more tweeted: “Take this funny story about Brian Laundry hiding in a stupid flower bed in a parent’s backyard. It’s not even remotely funny.”
Laundry has been missing since September 14, according to her parents, and has been the subject of massive searches in Florida since then.
She is being questioned in connection with Petito’s disappearance and her death after her body was discovered in Wyoming on September 19 – nearly three weeks after the couple returned home to Florida without her after a road trip to the laundry.