Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie’s sister informed protesters outdoors her Lakewood Ranch house Monday that her household has been ignoring her following the disappearance of her brother and the demise of his fiancée.
When requested if her mother and father had been serving to Brian Laundrie evade authorities, she stated, “I don’t know” and that she hadn’t been in a position to converse with them.
“I’m in the boat where I’m getting ignored by my family and thrown under the bus by my family’s attorney,” Cassie Laundrie stated to a bunch of protesters Monday in video shared by TikTok person @chroniclesofolivia.
The lawyer Laundrie gave the impression to be referencing, Steve Bertolino blamed the media. “I do not represent Cassie Laundrie,” he informed Fox News Digital in a textual content message Monday night time. “Cassie’s comments can only be attributed to the press twisting my words and hers, which were only given to clarify prior mischaracterizations by the press, with the hopes of further sensationalizing this tragic story.”
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Laundrie made her first public remarks since an ABC News interview final month to a bunch of protesters at her house whereas a manhunt is underway for her brother – the topic of a federal warrant for alleged debit card fraud.
That publicity was triggered after Duane “Dog” Chapman, also called Dog the Bounty Hunter, uncovered proof first that the Laundrie household went tenting with Brian on Labor Day and later that Cassie visited them.
Bertolino confirmed that Cassie Laundrie met her brother and oldsters on Sept. 6 on the Fort De Soto Park campsite and faulted the ABC News interviewer after the fugitive’s sister stated she hadn’t been in a position to speak to her brother.
“And I guess if you’re – what’s, just kind of as his sister, the oddest thing to you about all this, if you had to?” the interviewer requested, based on a transcript on ABC’s web site.
“That I haven’t been able to talk to him,” Cassie Laundrie replied. “I wish I could talk to him.”
Cassie Laundrie defined the alternate to the protesters Monday.
“The media ended up misconstruing what I said when they asked me if I had seen my brother,” she stated. “Like I said in the beginning, they didn’t say have you seen Brian. It was, ‘What’s the weirdest thing about this all?'”
Bertolino took concern with the muddy phrasing of the query and stated over the weekend that Cassie Laundrie met with Brian Laundrie on each Sept. 1 and 6.
“Any prior communication by Cassie that does not reflect these dates is simply a difference of relating an answer to a question misinterpreted by Cassie or poorly posted by the inquirer,” he stated Saturday.
An FBI-led search uncovered Petito’s stays at a Wyoming campsite north of Jackson Hole on Sept. 19, 5 days after Brian Laundrie’s mother and father stated they final noticed him.
Brian Laundrie was seen leaving his house on Sept. 14. His mother and father reported him lacking three days later, earlier than the federal warrant had been introduced.
But he returned house on Sept. 1 in Petito’s van – however with out his fiancee. That day, Laundrie shocked his sister and her children, she stated.
Petito had final been seen alive days earlier. But “nothing came up” about her on the campground, she stated.
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Cassie Laundrie informed the protesters that her youngsters had been crying since Saturday – when the information in regards to the Fort De Soto Park tenting journey emerged. They ate s’mores on the campsite between 2 p.m. and eight p.m. earlier than heading out as a result of the kids had college the subsequent morning, she stated Monday. That was the final time she stated she spoke together with her brother or mother and father.
She stated she would not know the way Petito died and in addition confirmed that her brother flew house for a number of days in mid- to late-August earlier than returning to Utah simply days earlier than Petito was final seen alive. The cross-country flights had been broadly rumored on-line for weeks.
Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts are at the moment unknown, however a number of potential sightings have been reported alongside the Appalachian Trail close to the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, in addition to elements of Florida.
Petito’s stays had been discovered at a Wyoming campsite on Sept. 19, weeks after she was final seen alive in Jackson Hole, at a campground she was believed to have shared with Laundrie till late August.
He has not been charged in her demise, which authorities dominated a murder.
Cassie Laundrie insisted she and her husband had informed the FBI every part they might.
“The world does not need to know what the FBI knows, and that’s why we’re silent” she stated.
“We are just as upset, frustrated and heartbroken as everybody else,” Cassie Laundrie and her husband informed the gang. “I am losing my parents and my brother and my children’s aunt and future sister-in-law on top of this.”
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