Gabby Petito Case: Major Timeline Details From New Cassie Laundrie Comments

by Josh Lanier
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Cassie Laundrie spoke with protesters that gathered outside of her Florida home Monday. In videos of the interaction, she gave an updated timeline of events around when her brother, Brian Laundrie, returned to Florida. The FBI wants to question Brian Laundrie about the death of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, but he’s been missing since Sept. 14.

In a series of TikTok videos from user @chroniclesofolivia, Cassie Laundrie tells protestors that she doesn’t know where her brother is. She also claimed that her parents have stopped speaking with her, and she doesn’t know if they are helping him escape capture.

Brian Entin, a NewsNationNow reporter, compiled the following timeline from the videos.

Cassie Laundrie said Brian flew home from his trip with Gabby Petito on Aug. 17. He was alone, but she FaceTimed with Gabby, who was still in Wyoming. She didn’t say what they talked about. It’s unclear when Brian Laundrie flew back to be with Gabby.

Two weeks later, he abruptly returned home alone. Cassie said her parents showed up at her Lakewood Ranch home with him on September 1. They also didn’t expect him to return, she said. On Sept. 6, she met with her family at Fort DeSoto campground for several hours. Brian did not say Gabby was missing, Cassie said. Five days later, police contacted her about Gabby, which was the first time she learned the 22-year-old was missing. Police found her body on Sept. 19. She hasn’t spoken with her brother.

In their final meeting at the campground, Cassie said her brother acted normal.

“We just went for a couple of hours, and we ate dinner and had s’mores around the campfire and left,” Cassie said. “There was nothing peculiar about it, there was no feeling of grand goodbye.” 

Cassie Laundrie lived with her parents along with Brian Laundrie and Gabby for a time. she said. She admits that the couple “bickered” on occasion, but she said it never got violent.

Cassie Laundrie Said She Would Tell her Brother to Turn Himself In

Cassie Laundrie wishes she could speak with her brother again. She’d tell him to turn himself over to the police, she said. Brian Laundrie went missing on September 14. He left his parents’ home with a backpack and said he planned to go hiking in a nearby nature preserve in Sarasota County, Florida.

No one has reportedly seen him since. A massive manhunt for him has garnered tips from all over the Southeast. Some people believe Brian Laundrie’s parents are helping him escape. Though, there is no evidence to prove that.

In an interview with Good Morning America that aired on Tuesday, Cassie Laundrie said she hopes her brother is safe. But she would hand him over to the police if she knew where he was.

“I worry about him. I hope he’s OK. And then I’m angry and I don’t know what to think,” she said, according to Fox News. “I would tell my brother to just come forward and get us out of this horrible mess.” 

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