The parents of Brian Laundrie, the Florida man sought in reference to the demise of his beau, Lengthy Island native Gabby Petito, have no idea the place he’s and didn’t assist him flee the FBI, their lawyer mentioned on Monday.
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie do not know where Brian is,” lawyer Steven Bertolino mentioned in a press release. “They are concerned about Brian and hope the FBI can locate him.”
“The speculation by the public and some in the press that the parents assisted Brian in leaving the family home or in avoiding arrest on a warrant that was issued after Brian had already been missing for several days is just wrong,” he mentioned.
Laundrie’s dad and mom have been lambasted on social media and accused of serving to their son escape and concealing his whereabouts.
On Monday, flower deliveries started arriving on the Laundrie house in honor of Petito, with a makeshift memorial for the slain Blue Level native outdoors the house, Fox13 reporter Kim Kuizone posted on Twitter.
Police urged demonstrators to position the flowers at an official memorial close to Metropolis Corridor and mentioned the floral show might be cleared out by metropolis employees on the finish of the day, TMZ said in a report
Brian Laundrie, 23, disappeared from his household’s North Port house earlier this month after being recognized as an individual of curiosity in Petito’s disappearance and demise.
The pair have been on a cross-country journey when Petito, 22, vanished and Laundrie returned house alone on Sept. 1 — earlier than disappearing lower than two weeks later.
Petito’s physique was discovered Sept. 19 at a Wyoming campground, together with her demise dominated a murder by Teton County Coroner Brent Blue.
Laundrie has not been charged in her demise however was named in a federal indictment in Wyoming on fraud expenses for allegedly utilizing a debit card between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, shortly after Petito was final seen alive.
In the meantime, a massive search for Laundrie has been underway on the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve close to the house for greater than per week.
Additionally on Monday, the Petito household lawyer, Richard Stafford, scheduled a press convention on the case for Tuesday at 1 p.m. at his Lengthy Island regulation workplace.
Petito was remembered at a memorial service in Holbrook on Sunday in her hometown, the place a whole bunch of mourners paid their respects.