According to police, Brian Laundry has retained a lawyer and is not cooperating with the investigation.
Protesters gathered on Thursday at the Florida home of Brian Laundry, who has retained a lawyer, and asked to cooperate with officers, following the disappearance of Gabby Petito on the couple’s cross-country road trip late last month, according to police. has refused.
Golf carts lined the street as protesters chanted “The Truth Always Comes Out! #Justiceforgabby,” “North Port Loves Gabby,” and “Will He Bring You Home?”
“We stand in for someone who’s been lost in our town, and we’re a big family in our town, in North Port. And we’ll certainly do whatever we can to help the family find this missing daughter.” He’s going to do it too,” a protester said on Thursday.
“We all have kids. If it was our baby, we’d want everyone to gather up and help us find our baby, too. So we’re going to do whatever it takes.”
Other protesters raised slogans outside the house, “Where’s Gabby?”
Another protest is being planned at Laundry’s parents’ home on Friday evening.
Pettito’s stepfather appeals for silence to help police amid inexplicable situation
Laundry returned home in North Port, Florida on September 1 with the white van the couple was traveling in, but without Pettito.
He was named a Person of Interest in Pettito’s disappearance in late August on Wednesday, four days after Petito was reported missing and the van was escorted by authorities from the family home.
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Petito’s family and investigators have requested the laundry to provide information about the 22-year-old’s disappearance.
“We believe you know the location where Brian left Gabby. We ask you to let us know,” a letter from the Petito family to the Laundries said on Thursday.
“Gabby has been with you for over a year. She was about to be your daughter-in-law. How can you hide her location? Please, if there is any complacency left in you or your family, please let us know where Gabby is located. Let us know if we’re looking in the right place as well.”
Laundry has been almost completely silent, except for Brian’s sister Cassie Laundry, who told ABC News On Thursday she hopes the whole thing is a “big misunderstanding” and Petito comes home safely.