GABBY Petito's bank card which Brian Laundrie reportedly stole and used to spend $1,000 to return to Florida could hold the key to his whereabouts in the days after she was last seen.
The FBI issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie on September 24 after a grand jury indicted him with "use of unauthorized devices."
Court documents revealed the grand jury charged Brian with "knowingly with intent to defraud" using a Capital One debit card for at least $1,000.
The transactions reportedly took place on August 30 and September 1.
FBI Denver has said they believe Gabby was killed between August 27 and August 30.
She was last seen on August 27 when Brian reportedly had an argument with a waitress.
The FBI did not identify the owner of the card Laundrie used when the warrant was issued but a Petito family lawyer on Tuesday confirmed that it was Gabby's.
“I’m sure the FBI has a lot more evidence than we have. You could look at his state of mind by his actions," attorney Richard Stafford said during an appearance with Gabby's family on Dr Phil.
“He ran. He stole her credit [debit per warrant] card. He used her credit card to get home and then ran from the police. That’s going to show what he was thinking.”
It is unclear where the bank card is now.
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The FBI has not commented on whether it has since been retrieved or could still be in Laundrie's possession.
A family source revealed last week that Laundrie left behind his wallet and phone when he went on a hike in the Carlton Reserve and never returned.
His family initially said he left for the hike on September 14.
However, it emerged yesterday that he didn't leave the family home — where he and Gabby had lived with his parents for two years — until a day later.
His parents didn't report him missing until September 17 despite the FBI coming to their door in an attempt to speak to him.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie reportedly drove the Mustang he used to get to the hike back to their house the previous day.
It also emerged last week that the phone Laundrie left behind was a "burner" he purchased in an AT&T store with an "older woman" the day before he was last seen.
The whereabouts of his other phone and Gabby's phone is not clear.
STRAPPED FOR CASH
It comes after Brian's sister Cassie on Monday confirmed he returned home to Florida between August 17 and August 23 to unpack a storage locker and move Gabby's possessions into his parents' house.
The Laundrie family lawyer said that it was to save money so that the couple could potentially extend their trip.
It is unclear if Gabby's things remain in the Laundrie home but her parents said they have had nothing returned to them after her death.
Brian had previously spoken about being strapped for cash in the bodycam video on August 12 when cops in Moab, Utah, responded to a call that he had been physically violent toward Gabby.
The responding officers spoke to the couple and deemed Gabby to have been the aggressor despite her saying that Brian had grabbed her.
They ordered the couple to separate for the night and Brian was told he had to check into accommodation.
However, he said that he did not have the money to do so and the cops found him a place to stay.
He has now been on the run for close to three weeks with a search continuing in the Carlton Reserve and in Fort De Soto Park where he had gone on a Labor Day weekend family camping trip.
BRIAN LAUNDRIE SIGHTINGS
After reported sightings of Brian as far away as Canada and Mexico, it emerged on Tuesday that cops are now investigating a dozen alleged sightings of him in North Carolina near the Appalachian Trail.
Tipsters have been contacting NC cops in their droves claiming to have seen Laundrie, a spokeswoman with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office said, Today reports.
One hiker has said he is "99.9 percent sure" he spoke with Laundrie on the trail.
"I’m telling you — it was him,” Dennis Davis, 53, told a 911 dispatcher at just after 2.30am on Saturday.
He continued: "He was talking wild. He said that his girlfriend left him and he had to go out to California to see her.
“He was acting funny. And I wasn’t sure what he looked like. And then … I went and parked and pulled up the photographs of him. And I’m 99.99 percent sure that was him.”
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