Brian Laundrie’s sister urges him to ‘come forward’ amid nationwide search
Brian Laundrie’s sister Cassie Laundrie urged her brother to come forward to “get us out of this horrible mess.”
Speaking on ABC News in an exclusive interview airing Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” she said, “I would tell my brother to come forward and get us out of this horrible mess.”
Hiker Dennis Davis, an engineer from Florida, said he believed he spoke with Brian Laundrie on a road near the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina – near the border with Tennessee. The audio of his 911 call was made public. He said the alleged Mr Laundrie was “talking wildly” about having to travel to California to see a girlfriend.
“There is no doubt in my mind that I spoke to Brian Laundrie – none at all,” he told the New York Post.
Police from the City of Moab Police Department have been charged with concealing body camera footage in which Gabby Petito tearfully claims Mr Laundrie assaulted her.
The Utah Police Department posted two videos. The first was released on September 16, less than a week after Ms. Petito disappeared. The second was released 14 days later, and only after a Grand County lawyer accused the department of withholding video of a second officer.
This footage shows Ms. Petito admitting that Mr. Laundrie had hit her.
More serious criminal charges against Ms Petito’s missing boyfriend, Mr Laundrie, are “extremely likely” if he is found alive, the state prosecutor for Palm Beach County in Florida has said.
David Aronberg defended his office for failing to press charges against Mr Laundrie, saying “prosecutors have a heavier burden of proving cases beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Ask by Nation News Now why Mr Laundrie had not been charged with a more serious felony at this point in the death of his 22-year-old travel blogger girlfriend, who was ruled a homicide, Mr Aronberg added: “I think it happens.”
Cassie Laundrie says she’s losing her family
In an exchange outside her home with protesters, Cassie Laundrie, Brian Laundrie’s sister, told them she was struggling as much as the public with the ongoing search for her brother.
“We are just as upset, frustrated and heartbroken as everyone,” Laundrie told protesters. “I’m losing my parents and my brother and my children’s aunt and future sister-in-law on top of that.”
Ms Laundrie was returned to the public eye after it was confirmed that she saw her brother after returning home on September 1 without Gabby Petito.
Graig GraziosiOctober 5, 2021 7:52 PM
“If we don’t have blonde hair, we’re not in the news”
Indigenous groups have called for equal treatment in the media for their missing loved ones following the public interest frenzy over the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito.
The independents Andrew Buncombe has spent time with Indigenous peoples fighting for equal coverage of their missing loved ones about their struggle for equal treatment in the public eye.
Graig Graziosi5 October 2021 19:30
Laundrie’s lawyer does not represent Cassie Laundrie
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing the Laundrie family, told reporters on Tuesday that he was not representing Cassie Laundrie, Brian Laundrie’s sister.
The clarification came after Ms Laundrie told protesters outside her house that her family ignored her and Mr Bertolino “threw her under the bus”.
Mr. Bertolino stated that he represented Mr. Laundrie as well as his parents.
Graig GraziosiOctober 5, 2021 7:15 PM
Gabby Petito’s father last spoke to her on September 21
Gabby Petito’s father Joseph Petito told WFLA’s Justin Schecker he last spoke with his daughter on August 21, two days before Brian Laundrie returned from his flight home to Florida to empty a storage unit.
Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino confirmed on Tuesday that Mr. Laundrie returned from Salt Lake City to Tampa on August 17 and returned to Salt Lake City on August 23.
Ms Petito was last seen alive on August 25 during a video chat with her mother.
Graig GraziosiOctober 5, 2021 6:50 PM
Forensic scientist confirms Miya Marcano was found dead
In the wake of Gabby Petito’s disappearance, there has been a call for more coverage of missing persons in the United States.
Miya Marcano, a woman who went missing earlier this month after missing a flight to visit her family, has been found dead.
Ms Marcano’s body was found over the weekend and was identified on Tuesday. A person of interest in her case was found dead from apparent suicide earlier this month. This person was responsible for the maintenance of the university apartments where she lived and had a key which allowed him to access all the rooms of the building.
The woman was reported missing on September 24.
Graig GraziosiOctober 5, 2021 6:32 PM
Dog the Bounty hunter has reportedly been approached by several TV networks about a new show
Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, was reportedly contacted by several interested television channels to offer him a new show, no doubt spurred by the rise in his popularity thanks to his involvement in the search for Brian Laundrie.
TMZ cited sources close to the calls in its reporting, although these discussions are unconfirmed.
Mr. Chapman is a polarizing research presence, a hero to some, and a star-seeking showman in the eyes of others. If the TMZ reports are correct, it may mean that more Dog the Bounty Hunter will be coming in the future.
The former reality TV star has been looking for Mr. Laundrie for almost two weeks and has turned over evidence he claims to have gathered to the FBI.
Graig GraziosiOctober 5, 2021 6:17 PM
Laundrie family lawyer confirms Brian Laundrie’s return flight
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing the Laundrie family, confirmed to reporter Jossie Carbonare that Brian Laundrie returned from Salt Lake City on August 17 and returned to Salt Lake City on August 23.
According to Mr. Bertolino, Mr. Laundrie made the trip to retrieve some items and also to empty and close a storage unit that the couple were renting. He said the couple were considering extending their road trip, which is why they closed the storage unit.
Ms Petito was last seen alive during a video chat with her mother on August 25.
Graig Graziosi5 October 2021 18:00
Parents identified Gabby Petito’s remains after police found her favorite sweatshirt
Gabby Petito’s family told Dr Phil they knew the remains found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest belonged to the young woman when they saw a familiar sweatshirt.
“They describe to me the garment that matches one of her favorite sweatshirts that we knew to be hers,” said Jim Schmidt, Ms. Petito’s stepfather.
The independents Bevan Hurley has more of the family’s Dr Phil interview below…
Graig GraziosiOctober 5, 2021 5:33 PM
Brian Laundrie’s sister said he returned home on August 17 after a bodycam fight – upsetting the entire Petito timeline
In an interview with protesters outside his home, Brian Laundrie’s sister Cassie confirmed he flew back to Florida on August 17, days after he and Gabby Petito were arrested for a brawl in Moab City, Utah.
At one point, he returned to Ms. Petito’s house and then drove his van back to Florida without her.
The independents Jade Bremner has more below …
Graig GraziosiOctober 5, 2021 4:48 PM
Father calls Brian Laundrie and parents ‘cowards’ in new interview with Dr Phil
Gabby Petito’s family appeared on Dr Phil’s Monday show, in which he called Brian Laundrie’s parents “cowards.” He also said he believed the parents were hiding Mr. Laundrie.
The independents Bevan Hurley has more comments from the enraged Mr. Petito in the story below …
Graig GraziosiOctober 5, 2021 4:10 PM