For weeks, the public has been under the impression that Brian Laundrie left his parents’ home in Florida on September 14 to spend some time hiking a nearby preserve like he has done many times in the past. However, his parents claim he never returned and reported him missing three days earlier on September 17.
Now reports suggest that the information reportedly given to the FBI was inaccurate. As Fox 5 reports, the Laundrie family’s lawyer is now saying that Brian left home a day earlier on September 13, meaning he had been MIA for four days before his parents told the authorities.
Did Brian Laundrie’s Parents Knowingly Lie?
This new piece of the puzzle comes just one day after Brian’s sister Cassie spoke out publicly for the first time. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Cassie said she saw her brother twice when he arrived back in Florida without his fiancé Gabby Petito. Once on September 1 and again on September 6.
She further admitted that she didn’t know if her parents were at all involved in what happened to Gabby Petito in Wyoming. Cassie added that if they are they should come forward.
Cassie further admitted in her interview with ABC News that, “No, I don’t know where my brother is. I would turn him in if I did.” The Laundrie’s lawyer did elaborate on why the parents offered incorrect information.
In a separate interview with Dr. Phil, Gabby Petito’s parents have spoken out against the Laundries’ silence. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Gabby Petito’s body was found in Wyoming on September 19, two days after Brian Laundrie’s parents reported to police that they haven’t seen him in days.
Petito’s death has since been ruled a homicide and Brian Laundrie remains the only person of interest in the case. In their interview with Dr. Phil, Gabby’s parents say they still haven’t heard from Brian’s parents despite reaching out to them countless times when Gabby was still missing.
“A normal parent, when you text someone that they’re going to call the cops because you can’t find your child, they would reply,” Gabby’s father, Joseph Petito, said according to Today. “No response, no nothing.”
“I do believe they know a lot more information than they’re putting out there,” Nicole Schmidt, Petito’s mother, added. “Somebody needs to start talking.” When Today reached out to the Laundries’ lawyer for a statement regarding Joe and Nicole’s claims, he responded by saying, “no comment.”
Laundrie’s Lawyer Offers Interesting New Timeline to the Public:
While talking to NBC News, the lawyer said Brian left Utah on August 17, which is five days after he and Gabby were pulled over by police officers after a witness reported a domestic dispute between them. Where Brian went exactly is unclear.
According to the lawyer, Brian Laundrie then flew back to Utah on August 23 and met back up with Petito to continue their road trip. Two days after the couple allegedly reconvened their travels was the last time Nicole heard from her daughter.
Gabby’s stepfather, Jim, believes Laundrie is still alive and still out there. “You’re only making it worse,” he told Dr. Phil. “For us, and for himself, and for his family. Let us have some closure.”
There have been reports of multiple sightings of Laundrie near the Appalachian Trail. So far, none of them have been legitimized.
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