Gabby Petito’s parents say they want Brian Laundry to be found alive so that he can spend the rest of his life locked in a “concrete cell”.
The Petito family is convinced Mr Laundry is still alive and they label him a “coward” for not turning himself into the authorities.
In the second part of her interview with Dr. Phil, which aired Wednesday afternoon on CBS, Ms. Petito’s mother Nicole Schmidt said she wants to confront the missing 23-year-old.
“I want to look into his eyes.”
Ms Petito’s father Joseph Petito said: “I hope she is alive.
“I want to see him in a jail cell for the rest of my life. He is an outsider. Being in that concrete cell where he can’t go… look at those trees and smell the fresh air that way. “
Ms. Petito’s parents, along with her stepmother Tara Pettito and stepfather Jim Schmidt, sat down for their first joint interview with Dr. Phil, which aired over two days.
He shared fond memories of Ms. Petito, and described how her death had brought them together as a family.
“Gabby always wanted us to be in the same house together,” Ms Schmidt said.
The four parents said they saw many signs of Ms. Petito’s presence still with them.
Jim Schmidt, who joined Ms Petito’s search in Wyoming, shared new details of the site in Bridger-Teton National Forest where she found her remains.
He said there were clear indications that a tent had been erected and a fire was lit next to the temporary grave where his remains were located.
The site was about a five-minute walk from where the couple’s van was spotted by a YouTuber on August 27.
Mr. Schmidt made a cross out of stones and laid flowers on the site.
“The hardest part was that once they found him, he couldn’t take him home right away,” Mr. Schmidt told Dr. Phil.
“I understand that there are reasons … but we need to grieve. I wanted to bring him home.”
The family again expressed their determination to help other families reunite with missing loved ones, and announced that they were making an undisclosed donation to the Teton County Search and Rescue team that helped find Ms. Petito. Of.
Mr Petito said the family had “sought” the intense public interest with their daughter’s disappearance, and thanked members of the public for their help in finding her.
He said the #GabbyPetito hashtag had been viewed a billion times on social media, and called on families to use the hashtag to post updates about the cases of their missing loved ones to draw attention.
“If you want to tag Gabby Petito to top that story, do it. Then let me know,” said Mr. Petito.
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