NORTH PORT, Fla. – Brian Laundrie’s attorney Steve Bertolino tore into “America’s Most Wanted” creator John Walsh Thursday, the morning after the longtime TV host aired an ID channel special on the unsolved murder of the Florida man’s former fiancée, Gabby Petito.
“Gabby Petito: ID Special Report” delved into the small print surrounding the 22-year-old Petito’s slaying and Laundrie’s standing as a fugitive on a federal financial institution fraud warrant.
For weeks, Walsh has instructed Laundrie, 23, might have taken benefit of the chaos on the southern border to cross in the other way into Mexico.
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In the special, Walsh speculated that Laundrie could be there, within the Bahamas or hiding out alongside the Appalachian Trail and alleged his mother and father could also be serving to him as he stays on the lam.
“I absolutely believe that his family is helping him stay on the run,” stated Walsh, who additionally hosts “In Pursuit with John Walsh” on ID.
Bertolino snapped again at such hypothesis.
“Dusty relics like that Dog and John Walsh need a tragic situation like this so they can clear the cobwebs off their names and give their publicity-hungry egos some food,” Bertolino advised Fox News Digital, additionally taking intention at Duane “Dog” Chapman, the fact TV star and real-life bounty hunter who entered the seek for Laundrie late final month.
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Through a spokesperson, Walsh stated he had no remark on the lawyer’s assault, whereas Chapman issued a pointy response of his personal.
“It’s ironic that Mr. Bertolino would criticize the people trying to find Brian Laundrie, unless perhaps he doesn’t want him to be found,” he stated.
Laundrie’s whereabouts have been a thriller since mid-September, when his mother and father stated he set off on a hike in a swampy park close to their house in North Port, Fla., leaving his model new cellphone and pockets behind.
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Two days after police entered his mother and father’ house, an FBI-led search workforce discovered Petito’s stays at a campsite in Bridger-Teton National Forest simply north of Jackson, Wyoming.
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue later dominated her demise a murder by handbook strangulation.
Petito might have final been seen alive in public on Aug. 27 on the Merry Piglets restaurant in Jackson, based on eyewitnesses. That identical day, a travel-blogging YouTube couple noticed her van on the campsite close to the place investigators discovered her physique.
On Aug. 30, whereas Laundrie is believed to have been driving house from Wyoming, Petito’s mom stated she acquired an odd textual content message from Gabby’s telephone that she stated she doesn’t consider her daughter truly wrote.
Laundrie arrived at his mother and father’ home alone on Sept. 1, based on authorities, however nobody in his household reported Petito lacking.
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