Bertolino added that the FBI now has the recently purchased phone. Bertolino said he didn’t know whether the FBI also has Laundrie’s old phone.
“I can confirm that a phone was purchased on September 4, 2021 and Brian opened an account with AT&T for that phone. (Not a burner.),” Bertolino said in a statement. “Brian left that phone at home the day he went for a hike in the preserve on September 14, 2021 and the FBI now has that phone.”