プチトの母親, ニコルシュミット—そして彼女の父と継父, ジョセフ・プティトとジム・シュミット—参加 “60 Minutesオーストラリア” for an interview published over the weekend to discuss the mystery behind their daughter’s disappearance and killing that has captured the world’s attention.
“I think silence speaks volumes,” Schmidt said of Laundrie’s parents in the interview released Sunday. “I believe they know…if not everything, they know most of the information. I would love to just — face to face — ask, ‘Why are you doing this? Just tell me the truth.'”
Petito’s parents last spoke to their daughter in late August before reporting her missing on Sept. 11. The 22-year-old was on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé, ブライアン・ランドリー, 当時の; the pair were traveling in a Ford Transit van that they had converted into a camper.
ランドリー, 23, returned home from Wyoming to North Port, フロリダ, 9月に. 1 in Petito’s van without her. Petito lived in Laundrie’s home with his parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, for a year before they went on their road trip. After Petito was reported missing, Chris and Roberta Laundrie immediately hired an attorney to respond to questions from local police.
“You’d think there’d be some conversations,” Joseph Petito told “60 Minutes Australia.” “If Brian was staying at my house and Gabby returned to my house without him in his vehicle, I’d be on the phone with [彼の] parents saying, ‘Listen, we’ve got an issue. … We’ve got some stuff to talk about, お気に入り, now.'”
He described the situation as “torturous” そして “cruel.”