Police investigation continues into the disappearance of 22-year-old YouTuber Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundry, after returning alone from his cross-country trip.
Petito’s family reported her missing to police in North Port, Florida on September 11, 10 days after the laundry was shared with Pieto and her parents, 10 days after returning home.
On Thursday, Petito’s family wrote a letter to Laundry’s parents begging them to share information to help find their daughter.
“We assume you know the location where Brian left Gabby,” the family wrote. “We beg you to let us know.”
Laundry is named a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance.
Police said they refused to cooperate with the investigation, waving signs and saying “Bring Gabby home!” “To declare!” and “the truth always comes out.”
Petito’s family was last in contact with their daughter in late August. He was last seen in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
“She maintained regular contact with her family members throughout her visit, however, communication suddenly ceased in late August,” North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison said during a press conference on Thursday.
A lawyer for the Petito family said the family does not believe the last message received from Pettito’s phone was sent by Gabby. Her mother, Nicole Schmidt, said she confronted Pettito on August 25. On August 30, he received a text from Gabby’s phone saying “there is no service in Yosemite.”
Recently released police body camera footage shows Petitio and Laundry getting into an emotional fight when they were pulled over for erratic driving on Aug. 12 in Utah.
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Tipster says he saw Petito’s van in Grand Teton National Park
The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating suggestions for finding Gabby Petito’s van inside Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
“All those little pieces could be little pieces of the puzzle to help us figure out where Gabby is,” explained Sergeant Clayton Platt. KSLTV.
“I can’t give you any details on the areas of interest, but we’re certainly following all the clues that we get,” he said.
Shannon Baker was on a trip with her family when she saw a van she really liked.
“We drove through Teton and the only stop we made was at Jenny Lake,” Baker reported. KSLTV.
She said she saw Petito’s van in the Jenny Lake parking lot on August 25 at 5 p.m.
“I’m sure of it,” Baker said. “It had black ladders in the back and two black roofs on top, twice, and we remarked that it would be the perfect little camper van to go around in.”
Baker said he made the connection when he saw a breaking news story of Petito’s disappearance on Sunday.
“I said, ‘Oh my god! That’s the same van we saw,'” Baker said.
“You never know what you might find in a picture that you have thought and lo and behold, there was a van that matches the description of this van in this case,” Platt said.
Utah police are investigating a possible connection between Petito’s disappearance and a double murder near Moaby
A Utah sheriff is investigating a possible link between the disappearance of Gabby Petito and a double murder at a campground outside Moab last month.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that it is “actively looking into” any links between the two cases.
“The Sheriff’s Office is not ruling anything out at this time and appreciates the public’s concerns and their willingness to contact this office with those concerns and information,” the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Newlyweds Crystal Turner and Kylan Schulte were shot and killed at a campground southeast of Moab on August 18, when they were last seen leaving a downtown bar.
Schulte’s aunt, Bridget Calvert, told kinship That the couple complained about a “creepy man” making them uncomfortable at their campsite a few days before they were killed.
Brian Laundry’s sister speaks out about Gabby Petito’s disappearance
Brian Laundry’s sister gave exclusive interview good morning america thursday After the disappearance of Gabby Petito.
“Obviously my family and I want Gabby to be found safe,” said Cassie Laundry. “She’s like a sister and my kids love her, and I just want her to come home safely and find her and that’s just a big misunderstanding.”
Brian Laundry was named a person of interest in the case and police said he was not providing any information about the disappearance.
Her sister says she hasn’t spoken to her brother since returning from the trip earlier this month.
“We couldn’t talk to him. I wish I could talk to him,” she said.
She said she cooperated with the police “in every possible way”.
“I wish I had the information or I would have given more,” she said.
Cassie Laundry said the police camera video of Petito and her brother “looked typical for both of them.”
“Whenever they used to fight, they’d take a break and come back and recover because that’s what you do in a couple.”
She said Laundry is a “wonderful uncle” who “has always been there when I needed him” and “he’s been there every time Gabby needed him.”