NORTH PORT, Fla. (NewsNation Now) — The Laundrie household lawyer Tuesday stated Brian Laundrie’s dad and mom now consider they final noticed him Sept. 13, a day sooner than they’d beforehand advised investigators.
“The Laundries have been basing the date Brian left on their recollection of sure occasions,” their lawyer, Steven Bertolino stated. “Upon additional communication with the FBI and affirmation of the Mustang being on the Laundrie residence on Wednesday Sept. 15, we now consider the day Brian left to hike within the protect was Monday, Sept. 13.“
Bertolino additionally defined why Brian Laundrie left his girlfriend Gabby Petito in the course of a cross-country street journey, simply weeks earlier than her physique was found at a tenting space within the Bridger-Teton Nationwide Forest in Wyoming.
“Brian flew house to Tampa from SLC on 08/17 and returned to SLC on 08/23 to rejoin Gabby,” Bertolino stated in a collection of texts to Nexstar’s NewsNation. “To my data Brian and Gabby paid for the flights as they have been sharing bills. Brian flew house to acquire some gadgets and empty and shut the storage unit to save cash as they contemplated extending the street journey.”
Bertolino’s texts got here as Brian Laundrie’s sister, Cassie Laundrie, took questions from a small group of protesters outside her home Monday and clarified questions across the timing of her brother’s disappearance.
She confirmed that Brian Laundrie flew house to Florida from the Western U.S. Aug. 17, 5 days after he and Gabby Petito were pulled over and separated by police in Moab, Utah.
The group requested whether or not Cassie Laundrie believed her brother killed Gabby Petito, and whether or not she thought he was nonetheless alive. Her solutions to each questions have been the identical: “I don’t know.”
The FBI has issued an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie. He’s wished for “use of unauthorized entry system” associated to his actions following Petito’s demise. The FBI stated he used a debit card and a PIN to entry two financial institution accounts on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. He’s additionally the only real individual of curiosity in Petito’s homicide.
Brian Laundrie’s dad and mom say they final noticed him as he headed for a hike on the Carlton Reserve in Florida, although they didn’t report him missing until a few days later. Investigators have targeted an intensive search on the realm.
Petito vanished whereas on a cross-country street journey with Brian Laundrie in a transformed camper van. The journey was effectively documented on social media till it abruptly ceased, allegedly someplace in Wyoming. Petito, 22, was reported lacking Sept. 11 by her dad and mom after she didn’t reply to calls and texts for a number of days. Her physique was found days later close to Grand Teton Nationwide Park.
The Related Press and WFLA contributed to this report.
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