The hunt for Brian Laundrie continues, as authorities search for answers in 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s death. But her family’s lawyer doesn’t think Laundrie’s family will do anything to help locate their son.
Laundrie went missing over two weeks ago, leaving his family’s home in North Port, Florida, to allegedly go camping or hiking. When Gabby Petito’s body was discovered in Grand Teton National Park on Sept. 19, authorities started searching for Laundrie to ask him questions about the case.
At this time, police haven’t charged the 23-year-old boyfriend with anything related to Petito’s death. They do have a warrant for his arrest for fraud, though, after he used someone else’s debit card during Petito’s disappearance.
On Tuesday, Sept. 28, Gabby Petito’s family held a press conference to address the public for the first time since her confirmed death. The family’s attorney, Richard Stafford, spoke about the man-hunt for Laundrie. Specifically, he said he doubts that the Laundrie family will do anything to help the FBI or police locate their son.
“The Laundries did not help us find Gabby. They’re sure not going to help us find Brian,” Stafford said, according to CNN. “For Brian, we’re asking you to turn yourself into the FBI or the nearest law enforcement agency.”
The outlet also reported that Stafford said he couldn’t discuss the relationships between the two families. It can’t be a good one though, with the Laundries staying quiet about the whole situation and only speaking through their family attorney, Steven Bertolino.
Even without the Laundries’ help, Gabby Petito’s family still has faith in the authorities to do their job. “The Petito parents are 100% with the FBI,” Stafford said. “They’ve been with us every step of the way. We know they will bring justice for the family.”
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Lead in Gabby Petito Case Proves True
While the FBI continues their search for Laundrie, other sleuths have stepped in to track him down. Namely, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman. He vowed to help with the case last weekend, and already he’s uncovered a credible lead.
Dog told Fox News on Monday that registration reports and camera footage showed Brian, Chris, and Roberta Laundrie checking in to Fort De Soto Park on Sept. 6, but only Chris and Roberta leaving on Sept. 8. The park is located about 75 miles from the Laundries’ home, near St.Petersburg, Florida.
Now, Fox News has obtained the documents showing Roberta Laundrie checking in to the park on those dates. At this time, authorities haven’t yet started searching the park, according to a Pinellas County sheriff spokesperson.
The Laundrie family attorney had some words for Dog after the documents confirmed the family visited the park.
“I will no longer give that dog credibility or dignify his false claims with the time of my reply,” Bertolino told Fox News. But he did confirm that the family camped during those dates, though “they all left the park.”