Frank Figliuzzi, a worn assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, predicted that Brian Laundrie’s parents will soon be summoned to a grand jury.
“I’d inquire that to happen momentarily, ticket them in entrance of a grand jury, and then if they are now not going to cooperate, they can salvage charged with contempt or obstruction,” Figliuzzi acknowledged. “There just isn’t any parental-shrimp one privilege, and I in truth belief, by now, we would ticket them summoned to the grand jury. We now hang an indictment, or now not it is miles a federal case.”
Attorneys for the Laundrie family did now not answer to CNBC’s demand for observation.
A federal grand jury indicted Brian Laundrie following the death of his fiancé Gabby Petito. Laundrie modified into as soon as now not indicted for killing Petito, but for unauthorized utilize of a debit card after she died.
The indictment alleges that Laundrie made unauthorized utilize of a Capitol One Financial institution debit card between Aug. 30 and Sept.1 for getting items adding up to more than $1,000.
Figliuzzi told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that the usage of “unauthorized utilize” in the indictment is revealing in itself.
“If or now not it is her bank card, presumably, which plot that authorities are convinced that Gabby modified into as soon as unable to give permission to utilize her card. Meaning they are nearer to fixing the time of death…that is why you’re seeing ‘unauthorized utilize,’ she modified into as soon as likely dreary at that point,” Figliuzzi, an NBC News national security analyst, acknowledged.
Laundrie hasn’t been seen since Sept. 14, when he told his family he modified into as soon as going for a hike in Florida’s Carlton Assist.
A national hotline is accepting programs for anybody to approach forward with files on the Gabby Petito case: 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324).