Petito, 22, y lavandería, 23, estaban viajando por carretera a través de los EE. UU.. en su camioneta Ford Transit blanca, que la policía ha recuperado como parte de su investigación sobre su desaparición. She was last seen in late August at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, según la policía, y fue reportada como desaparecida durante el fin de semana después de que sus padres no habían tenido noticias de ella en una semana.
He drove her van back to Florida without her, hired a lawyer and has not publicly explained why. A search effort is underway in Wyoming which he is not taking part in.
“Brian is refusing to tell Gabby’s family where he last saw her,” the family alleged in a joint statement. “Brian is also refusing to explain why he left Gabby all alone and drove her van to Florida. These are critical questions that require immediate answers.”
Laundrie has not been charged with a crime or accused of playing a role in Petito’s disappearance.
“The Schmidt and Petito family implore Brian to come forward and at least tell us if we are looking in the right area,” la declaración concluyó.
A North Port, Fla., police spokesman told Fox News Tuesday night that investigators wanted to speak with Laundrie.
“We have not labeled anyone anything officially,” él dijo. “We certainly are interested in speaking with him. I think anyone would assume that the possible last person to be around her is a person of interest to want to talk with. sin embargo, there is no crime at this point.”
Earlier Tuesday, Laundrie’s attorney Steven Bertolino said the fiancé’s family hoped that Petito would be found and reunited with her parents.
The Schmidt and Petito family are going through the worst moments of their lives. Their beautiful twenty-two year old daughter is missing and the one person that can help find Gabby refuses to help. Brian Laundrie was traveling with Gabby in the Grand Teton – Yellowstone area. They were traveling together in Gabby’s 2012 Ford Transit van. That is where we believe Gabby was last seen.
Brian is refusing to tell Gabby’s family where he last saw her. Brian is also refusing to explain why he left Gabby all alone and drove her van to Florida. These are critical questions that require immediate answers.
The Schmidt and Petito family beg the Laundrie family to not “remain in the background” but to help find who Brian referred to as the love of his life. How does Brian stay in the background when he is the one person that knows where Gabby is located?
The Schmidt and Petito family implore Brian to come forward and at least tell us if we are looking in the right area.
“On behalf of the Laundrie family, it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is reunited with her family,” Bertolino said. “On the advice of counsel, the Laundrie family is remaining in the background at this juncture and will have no further comment.”
Petito’s family statement urged Laundrie to do the opposite.