The household of missing Long Island woman Gabby Petito issued a scathing new assertion Wednesday, calling her boyfriend “reprehensible” for refusing to speak to cops about her mysterious disappearance — and leaving her alone in “the wilderness.”
The assertion, launched on behalf of the 22-year-old’s mother and father by household lawyer Richard Stafford, slammed Brian Laundrie for leaving Petito “within the wilderness” whereas he sits at dwelling.
“Brian let Gabby within the wilderness with grizzly bears and wolves whereas he sits within the consolation of his dwelling,” it stated. “In his dwelling!”
“Brian, how might you do that to Gabby? You selfishly stay silent whereas Gabby is on their own within the wilderness,” the household stated. “Brian, your silence is reprehensible! We beg you to do the correct factor and assist us carry Gabby dwelling.”
The assertion got here simply minutes after North Port, Fla., police identified Laundrie, 23, as a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance throughout a cross-country journey the couple was on.
Petito, a Blue Level native, left together with her beau on July 2, and was final identified to be in Grand Teton Park in Wyoming late final month.
North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor stated Laundrie returned dwelling to the Florida metropolis on Sept. 1 with out Petito — and has since lawyered up and refused to speak to cops.
The assertion from Petito’s household is their second pleading with him to return clear.
“Brian, no matter occurred in Wyoming occurred,” they stated within the assertion Wednesday. “The one factor you may management is what you do know. Inform us the place Gabby is.”
“You tarnish you[r] love for her together with your silence,” the household added.
In his personal assertion Tuesday, Laundrie stated his household could be “remaining in the background” because the investigation performs out and wouldn’t remark additional.