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 all the time had clear palms 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, advised Fox Information Digital that he labored with him throughout 2017 and 2018.
“He by no means got here throughout because the type of individual that will be the killing sort, however he did have that tendency to be — I don’t wanna say the incorrect factor and make him sound worse than he already is — he was type of a man who would get pissed off fairly fast,” Livingston advised the outlet.
“I keep in mind from again then he was an enormous yoga nut, all the time telling me, ‘I gotta fear about my zen.’ And I believed he was this weirdo,” he stated, including that his former co-worker had the risky character of a “chameleon.”
Livingston, who stated he had met Gabby Petito when she visited her boyfriend on the enterprise, advised 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 stated Laundrie did look like jealous when he seen 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 advised the outlet.
Livingston additionally described Laundrie as “a very good worker who knew tips on how to speak to individuals.”
He added: “He knew tips on how to make individuals like him, he knew tips on how to make individuals completely satisfied, and he knew tips on how to make individuals purchase the product that we had, sincere. He had the identical type of air you’d be taught when you labored at a dealership.”
The previous colleague stated Petito would ask the workers how they had been doing and talked about her journey plans.
“Gabby, she was all the time a sweetheart, very peaceable. She was all the time very nice to me, and he or she was actually outgoing,” he advised Fox Information Digitial.
Laundrie, who has not been named a suspect in Petito’s demise, is the topic of an enormous manhunt after he by no means returned from what he advised his dad and mom was a hike on the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Florida.
“As soon as I notice that the one who was lacking was someone I really knew, it hit me like a tidal wave,” Livingston advised the outlet. “I feel the one purpose why she settled for him is he wished to journey.”