A Wyoming woman said she picked up Brian Laundrie in Grand Teton National Park after he was allegedly dropped off by another woman five days after his girlfriend Gabby Petito went missing.
Norma Jean Jalovec, a seasonal Wyoming resident, picked up Laundrie, 23, from the Jackson Lake Dam near Pacific Creek Landing around 6:15 p.m. Aug. 29, she said. Fox news.
She came to the park to attend 5pm mass at the Catholic Church’s Chapel of the Sacred Heart, which is 2 miles from the dam, after admitting she doesn’t go to the area very often.
“I picked him up,” Jalovec told Fox News. “Something just said, ‘Hey, ask him where he’s going.'”
Seasonal Wyoming resident Normal Jean Jalovec reported picking up Brian Laundrie (pictured with his late fiancée Gabby Petito) shortly after another woman and her boyfriend dropped him off at Jackson Lake Dam on Aug. 29.
Jalovec picked up Laundrie around 6:15 PM near Pacific Creek Landing, minutes after Miranda Baker dropped him off at the dam at 6:09 PM. She drove him to Spread Creek’s dispersed campground around 6:30 p.m. and said he tried to get out of her moving vehicle after she offered to drive him to the campground where his fiancé was.
Jalovec said she heard she picked up Laundrie after seeing Miranda Baker’s TikTok and realized it was the same person.
Like Baker, Laundrie asked if she went to Jackson and enjoyed a chat with him. She told him she lived in the opposite direction, but agreed to drop him off at the dispersed Spread Creek campground, 20 minutes away.
He told both women that he had camped alone at the Snake River in the park and that his fiancée was staying at a different campground. He told Baker his fiancé was working at the campground on their social media page.
Gabby Petito was seen at a restaurant near the park with Laundrie where he was allegedly arguing with a hostess.
Petito, who was last seen alive on Aug. 24, tried to cover up the situation at Merry Piglets restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The FBI agency in Denver has released a statement announcing the arrest of Brian Christopher Laundrie
The FBI issued an arrest warrant (pictured) for Brian Laundrie, 23, after a federal grand jury indicted him for his “use of unauthorized devices” following the death of Gabby Petito. His arrest warrant is not for the death of Gabby Petito, but for the activities that took place after her death
“He did say he had a fiancé and she was working on their social media page in their van,” Baker said in a TikTok. She also reported that Laundrie had offered her $200 for the ride.
It is unclear if he offered Jalovec money as he did with Baker and her boyfriend.
When Jalovec dropped him off at the gate to the remote camp site—a single dirt road that stretches for miles across several campgrounds in the park—she offered to drive him in, but he responded by trying to “get out of the moving car.” ‘.
She reportedly followed up on a joke that he wanted to impress his fiancé by walking to the campground instead of getting a ride. He apparently insisted that she let him out of her vehicle.
Jalovec’s meeting with Laundrie came just minutes after Miranda Baker and her boyfriend dropped him off at the dam.
In the video on TikTok, Baker said she and her boyfriend were at Grand Teton National Park in Colter Bay, Wyoming, when Laundrie approached the couple and asked them for a ride at 5:44 PM.
“He approached us asking for a ride because he had to go to Jackson and we were going to Jackson that night. So I said, you know, “hop in” and he jumped in the back of my jeep,” Baker explained.
She noted that Laundrie, 23, was wearing “a backpack, long sleeve shirt, pants and hiking boots” and said that before getting in the car, he offered to pay the couple $200 to take him on a 10-mile ride. to give.
“So that was a little weird,” she said.
In a later video, she added that Laundrie had supposedly told her that he and Petito, 22, were not camping at a regulated campground by the national park. “They were actually camping in the middle of nowhere along Snake River,” she said.
Jalovec said she didn’t know she picked up Laundrie until she saw Miranda Baker’s TikTok (Baker photo)
Baker shared the alleged story Laundrie had told her and her boyfriend: “This is important information. He said he’d been hiking along Snake River for days, but when he looked at his backpack, it wasn’t full.
“And he said he only had a tarp to sleep on. And if you think you’re going to be camping for days, you want food and a tent and he didn’t have that.’
She added: “He had scruff, but he didn’t look gross for someone who had been camping for several days. He didn’t look dirty, he didn’t smell bad, so that was a little weird.’
When Baker told Laundrie they were driving to Jackson Hole, he supposedly “paniced” and asked them to stop, saying, “No, I have to go now.”
Baker said they stopped at the Jackson Dam in Grand Teton National Park, which she found was not far from where they originally picked up Laundrie.
He reportedly rushed out of the car and told the couple he would find someone else to hitch a ride with.
“We dropped him off at 6:09 pm on August 29,” Baker said, adding that she hopes her videos would find someone who could also help solve the case and find Petito.
Both women have reported speaking to the FBI to tell their stories.
“Everything is legit. Everything has been confirmed. I’ve already spoken to the FBI,” Jalovec said.
Baker (pictured) said she and her boyfriend picked up Laundrie at 5:44 p.m. in Colton Bay, Wyoming, where he offered the couple $200 for the ride. The pair dropped him off at Jackson Lake Dam at 6:09 p.m.
Baker also posted on her TikTok: “I’m actively in touch with these people.”
Laundromat was due to return to North Point, Florida, on Sept. 1 with Petito’s van alone.
Today, the FBI has issued a warrant for his arrest after he fraudulently used a Capitol One Bank debit card that did not belong to him.
The FBI said Laundrie is wanted for “use of unauthorized access devices” in connection with his activities between August 30 and September 1 following Petito’s death, and that he used the card to obtain items totaling $1,000 or more.
The statement, released today by the Denver Bureau, reads: “While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Mrs. Petito’s murder.
“We urge anyone with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie’s role in this case or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI.”
Authorities continue to search for Laundrie, 23, who was last seen by his parents and his lawyer last week.
Steve Bertolino, Laundrie’s attorney, released a statement Thursday night after the FBI’s arrest warrant for his fugitive client was made public, stressing that the warrant was not aimed at Petito’s death, but related activities that took place after her. passing away.
“It is my understanding that the arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie is related to activities that took place after Gabby Petito’s death and not to her actual demise,” Bertolino told Dailymail.com