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Brian Laundrie’s parents are ‘being tortured in their own home’ by protesters, family’s lawyer says

Family faces a ton of questions and protesters amid the search for Brian Laundrie

The home of Brian Laundrie, who is wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito.
The home of Brian Laundrie, wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, is pictured on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in North Port, Fla. Laundrie’s parents are “being tortured in their own home” by protesters, who continue to follow them and stand outside their home, according to the family’s attorney.
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Brian Laundrie’s parents are “being tortured in their own home” by protesters, who continue to follow them and stand outside their home in North Port, Florida, according to the family’s attorney.

  • “They are being tortured in their own home by these protesters outside,” lawyer Steven Bertolino told Insider.

Protesters have been showing up at the home of Brian Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie.

Petito and Laundrie went on a cross-country road trip this summer. But only Laundrie returned home on Sept. 1 to North Port, Florida, driving Petito’s van. Laundrie disappeared on Sept. 17, and hasn’t been seen since then.

  • Days later, authorities found Petito’s body in the outskirts of a Wyoming national park. She was later confirmed to have died by strangulation.
  • Protesters have waited outside the Laundrie family home, asking questions to the parents about Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts.

Earlier this week, Petito’s parents said in an interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes” that they want answers from Brian Laundrie’s mother and father.

  • “I think silence speaks volumes. I believe they know probably, if not everything, they know most of the information,” Nicole Schmidt said. “I would love to just, face to face, ask, ‘Why are you doing this? Just tell me the truth.’”