A former co-worker of Brian Laundrie has revealed that the fugitive “was type of a man who would get pissed off fairly fast” — and at all times had clear fingers regardless of working with vegetation and soil at a Lengthy Island backyard middle.
Michael Livingston, 31, a landscaper at a nursery the place Laundrie did odd jobs, instructed Fox Information Digital that he labored with him throughout 2017 and 2018.
“He by no means got here throughout because the type of particular person that might be the killing kind, however he did have that tendency to be — I don’t wanna say the improper factor and make him sound worse than he already is — he was type of a man who would get pissed off fairly fast,” Livingston instructed the outlet.
“I keep in mind from again then he was an enormous yoga nut, at all times telling me, ‘I gotta fear about my zen.’ And I assumed he was this weirdo,” he mentioned, including that his former co-worker had the risky character of a “chameleon.”
Livingston, who mentioned he had met Gabby Petito when she visited her boyfriend on the enterprise, instructed Fox Information Digital at a Sunday fundraiser on Lengthy Island for her household that he had by no means witnessed him being imply or abusive towards her.
However he mentioned Laundrie did seem like jealous when he observed her speaking to different guys.
“He would come over and do the boyfriend factor, put his arm round her, give her a kiss — very possessive,” he instructed the outlet.
Livingston additionally described Laundrie as “an excellent worker who knew learn how to discuss to individuals.”
He added: “He knew learn how to make individuals like him, he knew learn how to make individuals completely happy, and he knew learn how to make individuals purchase the product that we had, sincere. He had the identical type of air you’d be taught in the event you labored at a dealership.”
The previous colleague mentioned Petito would ask the staff how they have been doing and talked about her journey plans.
“Gabby, she was at all times a sweetheart, very peaceable. She was at all times very nice to me, and he or she was actually outgoing,” he instructed Fox Information Digitial.
Laundrie, who has not been named a suspect in Petito’s dying, is the topic of a large manhunt after he by no means returned from what he instructed his mother and father was a hike on the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Florida.
“As soon as I understand that the one that was lacking was someone I really knew, it hit me like a tidal wave,” Livingston instructed the outlet. “I believe the one purpose why she settled for him is he wished to journey.”