Brian Laundrie’s sister joined her household on a tenting journey days after Gabby Petito’s disappearance, seeming to contradict statements she made that she hadn’t not too long ago seen her brother.
Cassie Laundrie noticed her now-fugitive brother twice since he returned dwelling to Florida on Sept. 1, legal professional Steven Bertolino confirmed to The Post on Friday.
Brian had returned from an aborted cross-country journey with Long Island native Petito, who has since been discovered useless final month.
“Cassie saw her brother Brian on Sept. 1 when he stopped by her home and again on Sept. 6 at Fort De Soto Park,” Bertolino stated. “Law enforcement agencies are well aware of these dates.”
The affirmation comes after actuality TV star Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman went public with Cassie’s go to to the tenting grounds, although the Laundries’ legal professional now blames a miscommunication or the reporter’s line of questioning for the apparently conflicting statements.
Cassie was the primary, and to this point solely, member of the household to publicly focus on Petito, 22, since she disappeared in late August. She defended her kin in an interview with “Good Morning America” final month earlier than Petito’s stays have been present in Wyoming, however appeared to say she hadn’t spoken to her brother since Sept. 1.
“I haven’t been able to talk to him,” she stated. “I wish I could talk to him.”
The broadcast interview doesn’t present the reporter asking the query to Cassie, so the precise phrasing of the questions aren’t clear.
“I’ve cooperated every way that I can,” Cassie added within the interview. “I wish I had information where I would give more.”
She additionally stated she had spoken with legislation enforcement about Petito’s disappearance. Bertolino stated authorities are conscious that Cassie had seen her brother.
“Law enforcement agencies are well aware of these dates,” Bertolino stated. “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 posed by the inquirer.”
Chapman, who inserted himself into the hunt for Brian, had apparently acquired a tip about Cassie visiting Fort De Soto on Sept. 6. He turned that data over to legislation enforcement Friday morning, his spokeswoman stated.
The affirmation is the most recent in a sequence of generally unusual revelations and admissions about and from the tight-lipped household.
Petito was reported lacking Sept. 11, and Brian and his mother and father refused to talk to authorities on the lacking particular person’s case. The Laundries ultimately reported Brian lacking too — three days after they allegedly final noticed him heading out for a hike sans his cellphone and pockets.
As a large manhunt was underway close to to the Laundrie’s North Port dwelling, it was revealed that Brian had joined his mother and father on a tenting journey for the weekend of Sept. 6-8 in Fort De Soto, 75 miles from their dwelling.
Documents confirmed that Brian’s mom modified the preliminary reservation on the park for 2 folks from Sept. 1, and moved it to the Sept. 6 for 3 folks. Dog the Bounty Hunter was investigating a tip that claimed solely two folks have been seen to go away the campsite.
Brian stays the only particular person of curiosity in Petito’s disappearance. An arrest warrant was issued for Brian on fraud prices for illegally utilizing another person’s debit card, however cops haven’t stated if the cardboard belonged to Petito.