Police in Florida had been seen dropping off a pink envelope on the dwelling of lacking Lengthy Island lady Gabby Petito‘s boyfriend — as authorities say they’re making ready for the likelihood that one thing “sinister” has occurred to her.
Petito, 22, was final identified to be in Wyoming’s Grand Teton Nationwide Park in late August whereas on a cross-country street journey in a transformed van along with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who has since returned to his dwelling in North Port, Florida.
Unique photographs obtained by The Submit present cops dropping off an envelope exterior Laundrie’s dwelling.
North Port police mentioned they tried to speak to Laundrie, however had been rebuffed by his mother and father, who put them in contact together with his legal professional.
“We talked together with his mother and father, who didn’t make him out there,” North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor advised The Submit.
Taylor denied a report that authorities had made contact with Laundrie immediately.
“We might like to [talk to him]. He actually has no matter rights he has out there. We are going to see the way it goes, we’re roughly 72 hours into this,” he mentioned.
Taylor mentioned he wasn’t conscious of the envelope dropoff Tuesday.
In the meantime, police have seized the transformed van the couple had been touring in from his dwelling.
“It’s right here on the police division. It will likely be processed with the FBI,” Taylor mentioned.
In a textual content message to The Submit on Tuesday, Petito’s father, Joe, mentioned that authorities had been combing by information as a part of their seek for his daughter.
“I used to be advised a number of nice work was executed yesterday by the FBI, however they’re nonetheless going by a number of information,” he mentioned. “Everybody has been wonderful in serving to to attempt to discover Gabby.”
Gabby’s household mentioned they turned involved about Petito’s whereabouts after a number of days handed since she final contacted her mom on Aug. 25.
She was reported lacking Saturday to authorities in Suffolk County, New York, the place her household nonetheless lives, and North Port police are aiding with the investigation.
“We’re hopeful that she’s on the market someplace, typically individuals simply don’t wish to talk in order that’s actually nonetheless a viable possibility however we have now to organize for one thing extra sinister,” Taylor advised information station Fox 13.
Petito’s household on Monday declined to touch upon her relationship with Laundrie.
“I wish to preserve the deal with discovering [Gabby],” her father Joe advised The Submit amid questions on what occurred to his daughter. “[Laundrie] doesn’t matter. The van [they were in] doesn’t matter.”
The Submit has been unable to achieve Laundrie.