If this is true, Brian's probably not hiding out in that swamp where everyone has been searching.
A couple who lives across the street from Brian Laundrie and his family said they saw the 23-year-old and his parents leave their home in a truck hitching an "attached camper" about a week after Laundrie returned home alone from the cross-country road trip he had been on with his fiancé, Gabby Petito, Fox News reported.
Authorities are still searching for Laundrie, who has been missing since last Tuesday, and is a person of interest in Petito's homicide.
Charlene and William Guthrie, who moved to North Port, Florida, this summer, said they told authorities they saw Christopher and Roberta Laundrie attach what appeared to be a new camper to their truck and drive off for what the couple assumed was a weekend-long camping trip with their son.
"I saw them doing some work. And then when they prepared for their trip, I saw them loading the camper," William Guthrie told Fox.
He said he thought it was odd for the parents to go on a camping trip with their adult son in that particular camper, which he described as "small."
The Guthries said they reported the incident to police after authorities came to their home while investigating the disappearance of 22-year-old Petito. They were not sure if Laundrie returned from the trip with his parents.
The North Port Police Department and the FBI did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.
Rebecca Ollier, executive producer at WINK-TV, tweeted on Wednesday that a neighbor said they saw Laundrie leave the home with his parents and the camper on September 11 — the same day Petito's mother reported her missing. It was unclear if this was a different neighbor than the Guthries.