His parents, Chris and Roberta Laundry, may be the key to unraveling the secrets. But his memories of key moments during these pivotal days – according to his family’s lawyer – have been inconsistent or conflicting with law enforcement officers’ version of events.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe told Granthshala, the laundry family has “conducted themselves in a very strange way that has raised a lot of suspicion from the start.”
Those posts were abruptly closed in late August, and police say Laundry returned to the North Port, Florida, home where he lived with Petito and his parents without his fiancé in the couple’s van on September 1. Was.
Within that nine-day period in September, Laundry left his family home, and there have been separate accounts from lawyers and police for the Laundry family as to what happened over a narrow period of time within that time frame — from 13 to 13. until 17 September.
Here’s what it said about each during those four days:
When did Brian Laundry leave the house in mid-September?
When given the opportunity, Laundry and his family did not immediately speak to the police.
North Port Police have said investigators were never in the laundry room after Petito was reported missing.
Bartolino told Granthshala that Laundry’s father, Chris, went looking for Brian on the night of September 13 when his son did not return from the park.
The next day, September 14, Chris and Roberta returned to the laundry area outside Mykahatchi Creek Environmental Park to search for her and found the family’s Ford Mustang with an abandoned vehicle notice, Bertolino said at the time. North Port Police confirmed that the citation had been placed on the car.
The parents returned the next day, September 15, to retrieve the vehicle.
“Let the record be clear, Laundries reported that Brian didn’t come home the night he left for the hike,” Bertolino told Granthshala on Wednesday. “I actually reported it personally to the FBI.”
After more than a month of searching the reserve, officials found the laundry remains on Wednesday along with personal items including a backpack and notebook.
Where did the police think Brian Laundry was then?
North Port Police had no information that Laundry was missing on September 13 and believed he was at the home, spokesman Josh Taylor told Granthshala in a statement Thursday, noting that the department As of the night of September 14, there was “a supporting agency” in the investigation.
“We were certainly working hard to obtain information from the family through traditional means,” Taylor’s statement said. “We were acting with the best of intelligence on what we thought at the time, dealing with a family that refused to cooperate with the investigation.”
Taylor noted Thursday that North Port Police Chief Garrison tried to reach Bertolino on Twitter on September 15.
Taylor said the department never received a response from Bertolino.
“Yes,” replied the garrison.
17, the FBI called Bertolino to say it had received a tip that the laundry was in Tampa, attorneys said Wednesday. Investigators wanted to know if he was at home. The northern port is approximately 84 miles south of Tampa.
Bertolino asked where the tip came from and accused North Port police of knowing the location of the laundry, he said.
“I immediately called my clients, and said, ‘Hey? Was Brian picked up? Do you know where he is? Because I don’t know where he is. How did they know if we didn’t know that? Where is he?’ Bertolino said.
Police thought Laundry was at the home until September 17, when Laundry’s parents finally agreed to talk to police, Taylor said Thursday. His statement said North Port Police were notified of the laundry “possibly missing” on the same day.
“The NPPD did everything within the law, working with the FBI from the outset, to survey and collect the information we had,” he wrote.
Laundry’s parents’ role under investigation in search
But Bertolino had advised his clients not to speak to anyone, the lawyer said on Wednesday.
“Everyone has a right to be silent,” he told Granthshala. “That’s what I told my clients, and that’s what they did.”
Nevertheless, experts have found it curious that Chris and Roberta Laundry participated in the investigation and discovery of their son’s remains.
Taylor said Thursday that during a search with police at the Nature Reserve on Wednesday, Laundry’s father was the first to find one of his son’s belongings. Bertolino said, because when he found the bag he couldn’t find law enforcement and didn’t want to leave it, he picked it up and gave it to investigators.
“It’s actually quite unusual for family members to participate in a search and then actually find evidence, and then pick up the evidence and take it to law enforcement,” said former senior FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole.
Bertolino told Granthshala on Wednesday that a news camera crew and reporter were at the scene and added that Chris Laundry found the bag “caught on camera.”
Laundry’s involvement in his son’s investigation will be crucial, retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente told Granthshala on Thursday.
“Parents are important to determine how he died,” he said, “and whether or not it was from their own hands.”
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