Brian Laundrie, by approach of his lawyer, has nonetheless refused to talk with police relating to the potential whereabouts of his lacking fiancé Gabby Petito, whose van he drove dwelling to Florida from out West 10 days before she was reported lacking.

Laundrie’s attorney has solely launched a pair of statements that do not take care of the lacking 22-year-old’s potential whereabouts or closing acknowledged location.

“I can see why criminal defense lawyer would say, you know what, you can’t. You got to stay in the background: Don’t talk,” acknowledged Lara Yeretsia, a main West Coast-based defense attorney. “but I can also see why it’s so difficult in this situation, how horrific it is and what the impact is, because he’s the last person who saw her.”

If Petito is alive someplace, she acknowledged, Laundrie might want comparatively a lot of helpful knowledge to assist legal guidelines enforcement uncover uncover her.


“You can give them a lot of information to help,” she acknowledged. “You can give information to law enforcement to help find this girl, assuming there’s no foul play.”

But foul play or not, his lawyer’s job is to inform the police to “go pound sand,” she added.

“Basically, he got a lawyer before law enforcement got him…and the lawyer is not going to make it easier for law enforcement to build a case against him,” she acknowledged. “He’s telling them, go do your job. You can have no access to this guy.” 

Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte were last seen alive at Woody's Tavern in Moab on Aug. 13.

Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte had been closing seen alive at Woody’s Tavern in Moab on Aug. 13.

Laundrie’s lawyer, Steven Bertolino, has acknowledged he’s immediate his shopper and his mother and father to stay contained in the “background” and on no account contact upon the case.


North Port, Fla., police, who’re heading the multi-state investigations, have expressed frustration with Laundrie’s refusal to talk with them.

“Mr. Steven Bertolino, esq. the @NorthPortPolice needs your help in finding Gabby Petito,” Chief Todd Garrison tweeted this week. “Please call us to arrange a conversation with Brian Laundrie. Two people left on a trip and one person returned!”

Petito and Laundrie had been road-tripping all by way of the nation in her 2012 Ford Transit van. Her household closing heard from her on the top of August, and Laundrie allegedly drove dwelling with out her to Florida by Sept 1. Ten days later, Petito’s mom reported her lacking – unaware that her daughter’s fiancé had pushed all by way of the nation in her daughter’s van to cowl out in his dad or mum’s Florida dwelling.


Police seized the van and the FBI assisted in a forensic investigation.

Yeretsia acknowledged she would not be surprised to see an arrest contained in the case.

“It doesn’t look very good, doesn’t look very kosher to me at this point,” she acknowledged. “Doesn’t look like he’s completely innocent, but he doesn’t have to help law enforcement.”

On Thursday, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office in Utah confirmed it was actively wanting correct proper right into a connection between a home incident in Moab involving Petito and Laundrie and an unsolved double murder on a campground outside of metropolis.

Crystal Turner, 38, and Kylen Schulte, 24, had been discovered ineffective on Aug. 18 with a amount of gunshot wounds contained in the South Mesa space of the La Sal Loop Road, police acknowledged closing month. They had closing been seen alive on Aug. 13 at Woody’s Tavern in downtown Moab.

The Moonflower Cooperative organic grocery store in Moab, Utah, is a point of connection between two unsolved cases that have attracted national attention.

The Moonflower Cooperative pure grocery retailer in Moab, Utah, is a degree of connection between two unsolved circumstances which have attracted nationwide consideration.
(Fox News)

At spherical 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 12, a witness known as police on Petito and Laundrie for a attainable dwelling incident that occurred close to the Moonflower Cooperative, a boutique grocery in Moab the place Schulte had labored for 4 years. She obtained off work at 3 p.m. that day, the shop’s GM educated Fox News.

The co-op board’s president acknowledged none of the workers had heard the altercation from inside, and the shop would not have exterior surveillance cameras. Neither did neighboring companies, aside from one, which acknowledged it was put in solely after the incident. Management on the encircling companies furthermore acknowledged they did not hear the altercation that led to the Aug. 12 911 title.

But the proximity has raised questions amongst folks following the case, together with from native authorities.

Schulte and Tanner were last seen alive on Aug. 13 before they were found shot to death on a campground five days later.

Schulte and Tanner had been closing seen alive on Aug. 13 before that that they had been discovered shot to demise on a campground 5 days later.
(Kylen Schulte)

“The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has been in contact with Florida authorities, and we are actively looking into any connection between the Gabby Petito missing person case and the double homicide,” Sheriff Steven White acknowledged Thursday.

. “Whether or not these two cases deserve to be linked will be determined at some point in the future.”

Fox News’ Paul Best contributed to this report.