A search for Brian Laundri, suspected of murdering his partner Gabby Petito, has been going on in Florida for three weeks. The man’s sister took the floor. In an interview with ABC News, she appealed to her brother to turn himself over to the police. “Get us out of this awful mess,” she pleaded.
Gabby Petito has gone missing while traveling around the country with her partner. They set off west in a Florida van in July to visit national parks in this part of the US. Petito regularly published photos of the trip on social media, the last time on August 25. On September 1, Laundrie himself returned home in Florida in his friend’s van. The man who hired a lawyer and refused to talk to the police after a dozen or so days it was lost without a trace. His family reported him missing. Soon after, a 22-year-old blogger was found dead in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The coroner stated Petito was the victim of a homicide.
The suspect’s sister, Cassie Laundrie, argued in an interview with ABC News that she did not know where her brother was. “I’d spend it,” she said in an interview aired on Tuesday. – I’m worried about him. Hope he’s okay and then I’m angry and don’t know what to think. I would tell my brother to just come out and get us out of this terrible mess, she confessed.
Trip to the campsite together
Cassie Laundrie said she tried to contact Brian after his disappearance, but only the voicemail box answered. The woman claims that she last saw her brother on September 6 during a family camping trip. – There was nothing special about it. I didn’t feel that it was a big goodbye – said the suspect’s sister.
Last week investigators focused on the Fort De Soto campsite, 120 kilometers from Brian Laundri’s house, where the family stayed between September 6 and 8. The family’s lawyer told CNN that Brian was there with his parents and that they had left the campsite together. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating the campsite.
Finding Brian Laundri were concentrated in the Grand Tetons National Park and the swampy Carlton Reservation in Florida, where there are many alligators. – I would say Brian is a typical survivor. I wouldn’t be surprised if he could survive there for a very long time – she said.
Did the parents help their son?
Cassie Laundrie said she did not know if her parents helped their son.
September 27 Brian Laundri’s parents’ lawyer made the statementin which he reported that his clients did not know their son’s whereabouts. – Chris and Roberta Laundrie don’t know where Brian is. They are worried about him and hope the FBI will locate him, said Steven Bertolino, the family attorney. “The speculation by the public and some media that his parents helped Brian escape from home or avoid arrest is simply wrong,” he added.
No signs of domestic violence
Moab Police, Utah US posted another video this week from the detention of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundri – this time from the camera of the second officer. On the recording, you can hear the woman saying that she slapped her partner, who then grabbed her face.
Cassie Laundrie in ABC News said she saw no signs of domestic violence between her brother and his fiancée.
“I hope my brother is alive because I want answers as much as everyone else,” Laundrie confessed.
Death of the blogger and the search for her partner
Gabby Petito has gone missing while traveling around the country with her partner. They set off west in a Florida van in July to visit national parks in this part of the United States. Petito regularly published photos of the trip on social media, the last time on August 25. At the end of August, she also contacted her family for the last time.
On September 1, Laundrie himself returned home in Florida in his friend’s van. The man who hired a lawyer and refused to talk to the police disappeared after several days without a trace. On September 17, his family reported him missing. Florida police started a search for Laundri.
Gabby’s family notified police that she was missing on September 11. Authorities then began a large-scale search, which focused on Grand Teton National Park, from where the young woman was to contact her loved ones for the last time. The case of the blogger’s death and the explanation of the role her partner played in this tragedy is followed and widely reported by the American media.
Main photo source: Reuters