The investigation into the disappearance and sure loss of life of Gabby Petito has shifted to Brian Laundrie’s dad and mom — whose Florida house was raided by FBI brokers Monday morning.
Christopher and Roberta Laundrie have refused to talk to police about Petito’s case — even blowing them off after Brian returned from his cross-country journey with Petito on Sept. 1.
On Friday, the couple reported Brian lacking three days after they stated they final noticed him.
Here’s what else to know concerning the Laundries:
Where do they live?
Christopher, 62, and Roberta Laundrie, 55, purchased their 1,448-square-foot house in North Port for $120,000 in August, 2015, in accordance with property data.
Two years later, they tried promoting the modest three bed room, two bathtub house at $215,000 with no luck.
What do the Laundries do for a dwelling?
The couple runs a enterprise referred to as “Juice Services Inc.” out of their house that makes a speciality of the sale and restore of wheatgrass, orange and vegetable juicers, in accordance with firm data.
Before their ill-fated street journey, Laundrie labored at an natural juice bar and Petito advised cops in Moab, Utah that she was a “nutritionist.”
Up till 2008, the Laundries lived in Bayport, Long Island, the place they ran one other beverage merchandising machine enterprise.
Have they been arrested?
No. Christopher and Roberta have been seen being escorted out of their house by FBI brokers Monday morning and climbing right into a black van, the place they stayed for about an hour.
They have been additionally noticed speaking to authorities on their yard patio.
What have they stated about Petito’s disappearance?
Not a complete lot. The Laundries have issued two statements via their lawyer since news of the Petito case went viral.
The first was on behalf of Brian on Tuesday, who stated via lawyer Steven Bertolino that it was an “extremely difficult time” for each households.
“I understand that a search has been organized for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming,” the assertion stated.
“On behalf of the Laundrie family it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family. On the advice of counsel the Laundrie family is remaining in the background at this juncture and will have no further comment.”
Unbeknownst to the general public, Tuesday was the final day Christopher and Roberta noticed their son, who claimed to be occurring a hike within the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County.
The couple advised cops on Friday that he was lacking.
Bertolino issued one other assertion on behalf of the Laundries shortly after authorities introduced Petito’s obvious stays have been present in Wyoming.
“The news about Gabby Petito is heartbreaking,” Bertolino advised The Post in a textual content message.
“The Laundrie family prays for Gabby and her family.”
What about Brian’s sister?
Laundrie’s sister, Cassandra, who additionally lives on the household house, spoke to ABC News and claimed to be clueless about Petito’s disappearance.
“Obviously, me and my family want Gabby to be found safe,” Cassie stated.
“She is like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and sound and this be just a big misunderstanding.”
She later shared the final textual content messages she obtained from Petito, in addition to postcards the doomed lady despatched whereas on the journey with Brian, in accordance with “Good Morning America.”
“Ahh oh my gosh I can’t believe school started already!!! Haha I saw your post on Instagram! So cute!! Send me the picture of the boys to show Brian!! Lol and I love their backpacks too!!” Petito texted Cassie on Aug. 10, the screenshot reveals.
“We’re in arches right now so we don’t have be [sic] best WiFi, but we did send you some mail,” she added, apparently referring to the Arches National Park north of Moab in Utah.