Brian Laundrie’s father was noticed mowing his lawn in Florida Wednesday morning — lower than 24 hours after Gabby Petito’s autopsy revealed she was strangled.
In video shot by Fox News, Chris Laundrie ignored questions from reporters as he mowed and trimmed the grass round a makeshift memorial arrange for Petito outdoors his North Port house.
Chris refused to react when requested about Petito’s autopsy outcomes, which confirmed she was manually strangled throughout her ill-fated cross-country highway journey together with his 23-year-old son.
He additionally wouldn’t touch upon his fugitive son, who has been the topic of a weeks-long manhunt after being named an individual of curiosity in Petito’s case.
The Laundrie household’s lawyer, Steven Bertolino, issued an announcement Tuesday after the Wyoming coroner disclosed particulars of the autopsy, describing Petito’s loss of life as “a tragedy.”
He added that the autopsy outcomes didn’t change the truth that Laundrie is “only considered a person of interest” within the case.
Petito’s mom, Nichole Schmidt, slammed the lawyer’s assertion, telling WFLA-TV on Tuesday that “his words are garbage.”
Teton County Coroner Brent Blue mentioned Petito had been uncovered to the weather and wildlife for 3 to 4 weeks in Bridger-Teton National Forest earlier than her stays had been discovered Sept. 19.
He couldn’t pinpoint precisely when she died.
Blue had already declared Petito’s loss of life a murder however had not beforehand revealed a explanation for loss of life.
“I can’t make any comment about any suspects because we’re not involved in that part of the investigation,” Blue advised reporters at a press convention. “Who committed the homicide is really to be determined by law enforcement.”
Petito was reported lacking by her household greater than per week after Laundrie returned to Florida alone on Sept. 1 from their highway journey, lawyered up and refused to talk to authorities.
Laundrie vanished on Sept. 14, in accordance with his dad and mom, after going for a hike on the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve close to his house.
He is needed on a federal fraud warrant out of Wyoming for allegedly utilizing Petito’s financial institution card from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1.
Additional reporting by Jorge Fitz-Gibbon and Jack Morphet