Brian Laundrie was a 'chameleon weirdo with a quick temper who worried about his "zen,"' claims former co-worker

BRIAN Laundrie was a "weirdo" who had a "quick temper" and was worried about his "zen," a former co-worker has claimed.

Michael Livingston, who claims he worked with Laundrie in a New York garden center for part of 2017 and 2018, branded Gabby Petito's fiancé a "yoga nut."


The fugitive was also "very possessive" over Gabby,Livingston added, but alleges Laundrie was good at "making people like him."

"He never came across as the kind of person that would be the killing type," he told Fox News at a memorial for Gabby in Patchogue, New York, on Sunday.

"But he did have that tendency to be — I don’t wanna say the wrong thing and make him sound worse than he already is — he was kind of a guy who would get p—ed off pretty quick."

The memorial was the first fundraising event for the newly established Gabby Petito Foundation.

Livingston, 31, described Laundrie as a "chameleon" who always had his hands clean despite their work with plants and dirt.

While he is a landscaper, Laundrie worked as a sales assistant and helped out with other odd jobs.

Laundrie would also make money on the side by selling drawings, he claimed.

"I remember from back then he was a big yoga nut, always telling me, ‘I gotta worry about my zen,’" Livingston said.

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"And I thought he was this weirdo."

He added that Laundrie would reportedly attempt to mark his territory with Gabby.

"He would come over and do the boyfriend thing, put his arm around her, give her a kiss, very possessive," Livingston claimed.

"He was a good employee who knew how to talk to people," he added.

"He knew how to make people like him, he knew how to make people happy, and he knew how to make people buy the product that we had, honest. He had the same kind of air you would be taught if you worked at a dealership."

Livingston claimed he got to know Gabby as she would come to visit Laundrie a few times a week.

"Gabby, she was always a sweetheart, very peaceful," he said.

"She was always really nice to me, and she was really outgoing.

'SHE SETTLED FOR HIM'

"Once I realize that the person who was missing was somebody I actually knew, it hit me like a tidal wave," Livingston continued.

"I think the only reason why she settled for him is he wanted to travel."

Laundrie was last seen on September 13 when his parents claimed he went for a hike in Florida's Carlton Reserve.

It was only two days after Gabby was officially reported missing by her family in New York.

When they first filed the report, Gabby's family say they were not aware that Laundrie was back in Florida and only learned that he and Gabby's van had returned home without her that day.

Roberta and Chris Laundrie say that they picked up their son's car when he didn't return two days later.

Yet they did not report him missing until September 17.

Gabby's remains were found in Wyoming two days later and a coroner revealed last week that she had been strangled to death.

BRIAN LAUNDRIE MANHUNT

The Laundrie family has been criticized after it emerged that the Mustang Laundrie reportedly used to get to the reserve was actually found 16 miles away.

They faced further criticism after they changed the timeline of his disappearance.

The FBI, who is leading Gabby's murder case, issued a warrant for Laundrie's arrest on September 24, for misuse of a bank card.

Gabby's family confirmed the card was hers and Laundrie reportedly used it to spend $1,000 between August 30 and September 1.

The vlogger was last seen alive in Wyoming on August 27 as she reportedly apologized to the staff at a restaurant for Laundrie's anger.

Laundrie has not been named a suspect in her death but is a person of interest.

He has remained on the run as the FBI conducts a search of the Carlton Reserve.

Dog the Bounty Hunter also mounted a search in Fort De Soto park after receiving a tip Laundrie was there with his family earlier in September, after he returned home without Gabby.

His sister Cassie confirmed the family trip and claimed they did not speak about Gabby while together.

On Tuesday, the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park was reopened to the public after a search.

It had been closed for a month as the manhunt for Laundrie continued.

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