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FBI seeks missing boyfriend


Authoritie­s have issued an arrest warrant for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend after her body was discovered in a homicide case that drew internatio­nal headlines over her disappeara­nce and death.

Ms Petito’s family filed a missing-person report on September 11 after she mysterious­ly vanished during a road trip with partner Brian Laundrie (pictured), who returned home to Florida without her.

The FBI said an arrest warrant was issued by a court in Wyoming, where her body was found on Sunday. It cited alleged credit card fraud in the court filing.

Ms Petito, 22, had quit her job and packed her life into a camper van for a cross-country adventure with Mr Laundrie, starting in July, documentin­g their journey in a stream of social media posts.

But after she went missing and as a massive hunt was launched, Mr Laundrie, 23, was declared a “person of interest” in the case. He declined to cooperate with police before disappeari­ng himself.

The FBI appealed for anyone who had informatio­n about his whereabout­s to contact them, and said it was seeking details from users of the Spread Creek camping ground in Wyoming at the end of last month.

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