Cops investigating the mysterious killings of a newlywed couple have identified persons of interest after ruling out the late Brian Laundrie in their chilling case.
Kylen Schulte, 24, and Crystal Turner, 38, were found lifeless at a campsite in the city of Moab, Utah on August 18 after they texted friends about a “weirdo” and a “creep” who was camping close by.
In September, detectives announced they were "actively looking" into potential links between their deaths and the disappearance of Laundrie, 23, and his girlfriend Gabby Petito, 22, who were declared missing at the time.
Concerns were raised for Petito when she was reported missing on September 11 after she set out from New York on a cross-country road trip with Laundrie two months earlier.
Laundrie and Petito were last seen when they were stopped by the police during an argument on August 13, just one day after the newlywed couple were last spotted.
It was reported that the fight between the YouTuber couple was thought to have begun outside Schulte's workplace at a community cooperative, reports the New York Post.
Petito's body was tragically discovered in Wyoming on September 18 which sparked a huge manhunt to locate Laundrie who was the prime suspect.
Laundrie was later pronounced dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, his autopsy revealed.
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It has since been reported that he admitted to killing Petito in a notebook that was found near his body after her disappearance.
Grand County Sheriff Steven White issued an update on Facebook last Wednesday and highlighted a “considerable conjecture that Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie were somehow involved in the double homicide.”
But the sheriff continued and said: “Upon investigation, the FBI and Florida Investigators have determined, based on electronic transmission evidence, that neither Petito nor Laundrie were involved in this case.”
He went on to say that the investigation of the newlywed's homicide is "active and ongoing" with the help of federal agents.
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He added his office “has persons of interest but has not yet identified a suspect."
The update confirmed that a medical examiner had ruled that the pair were “shot multiple times” but were not sexually assaulted.
Schulte’s father, Sean-Paul Schulte pointed out that "speculation by web sleuths” had become a distraction to finding their actual killer.
“They have told us that Brian and Gabby were not involved in our case. We have no reason to dispute that,” he told KSL News Radio.
“There is no point in continuing to waste time, energy, effort, news and press over Brian and Gabby," he added.
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