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Brian Laundrie Manhunt: Second Woman In Wyoming Claims She Picked Him Up Hitchhiking, Traveled To Location Where Gabby Petito's Body Was Found

Sep. 24 2021, Published 11:44 a.m. ET

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A second woman has come forward claiming she gave hitchhiking Brian Laundrie a ride in Wyoming on August 29 — but she says she dropped him off at the camping area where Gabby Petito's body was found.

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Norma Jean Jalovec, who is a seasonal Wyoming resident, claims she picked Laundrie up and dropped him off around 6:30 or 6:40 PM MT at the Spread Creek dispersed camping area.

These dates, times, and locations are important.

Jalovec says she only realized it was Laundrie after she saw Miranda Baker claim on TikTok that she gave Brian a ride on the same day at 5:30 PM MT.

Both women claim he was hitchhiking on the side of the road.

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Source: @gabspetito/Instagram

Baker dropped Laundrie off at Jackson Lake Dam after he allegedly "freaked out" and demanded to be let out of the car. Jalovec says she picked him up a little past the Dam at 6:15 or 6:20 PM MT.

"I picked him up…" she told Fox News. "Something just said, 'Hey, ask him where he’s going.'"

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Laundrie allegedly climbed into her 4Runner and asked if she was going to Jackson. Jalovec replied that she lives in the opposite direction, which reportedly prompted the 23-year-old to request a new drop-off location — Spread Creek dispersed camping area.

She said the drive took about 20 minutes. Along the way, Laundrie reportedly told her that he was engaged and that he had been hiking near Snake River.

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Source: @gabspetito/Instagram

Once they got to the location, Laundrie allegedly asked Jalovec to drop him off at the gate of the campground, revealing he wanted to walk the miles-long dirt road that leads to various camping sites.

When she said she didn't mind driving him all the way inside, Laundrie reportedly panicked and tried to "get out of the moving car."

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Jalovec says she tried playing off the awkward moment by joking that he wanted to impress his fiancée by walking the whole way, but he responded by demanding she let him out of the car.

"Everything's legitimate. Everything's corroborated. I already talked to the FBI," Jalovec told Fox News.

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Source: @gabspetito/Instagram

Petito's body was found at Spread Creek dispersed camping area on September 19. The 22-year-old vlogger was reported missing by her family on September 11, 10 days after Laundrie returned home to Florida from the couple's cross-country trip without her.

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His family announced he was missing on September 17, claiming he had gone on a solo hike three days before.

A warrant has been issued for Laundrie's arrest after the FBI claims he used an "unauthorized" bank card to pull out $1,000 between the dates of August 30 and September 1.

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Today marks day 6 of the search for Laundrie. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

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Source: Moab City Police Department
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