Brian Laundrie left his home on a different day than previously thought, lawyer says
Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino said Brian Laundrie left on a different day than previously thought
Brian Laundrie, who has been missing since September, left his home on a different day than previously thought, his lawyer confirmed to NewsNation Now reporter Brian Entin.
The Laundrie family attorney, Steve Bertolino, said Brian Laundrie left the Laundrie home on Monday, Sept. 13 — not Tuesday, Sept. 14, as the family had first said.
“The Laundries were basing the date Brian left on their recollection of certain events,” Entin tweeted. “Upon further communication with the FBI and confirmation of the Mustang being at the Laundrie residence on Wednesday, September 15, we now believe the day Brian left to hike in the preserve was Monday, September 13.”
1/2— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) October 5, 2021
Laundrie attorney Mr. Bertolino now says Brian left for the hike on Mon Sept 13, not Tues Sept. 14 like parents originally said.
Full Bertolino statement:
"The Laundries were basing the date Brian left on their recollection of certain events. Upon further communication...
Brian Laundrie had been on a cross-country road trip with Gabby Petito, his girlfriend. But only Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1, driving Petito’s van. Ten days later, Petito was reported missing.
Laundrie’s family called North Port police to their house on Friday, Sept. 17, to tell authorities that Laundrie was missing, having gone on a hike on Sept. 14. This immediately began a search for Laundrie, who was deemed a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance .
On Sunday, Sept. 19, authorities found human remains in Wyoming, which was later confirmed to be Petito. A Wyoming coroner ruled that Petito died by homicide.
Authorities have focused their search for Laundrie on the Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre park in Florida. There have also been reports that Laundrie had been hiking on the Appalachian Trail. In fact, one hiker said this week that he spoke with Laundrie on the trail.
Laundrie’s whereabouts remain known. His family said recently they don’t know where Laundrie is right now, either.
Similarly, Cassie Laundrie, Brian’s sister, said Tuesday that she has no idea where he might be.
“No, I do not know where Brian is,” she said.
She added, “I’d turn him in.”
Cassie Laundrie said she wants her brother to come forward and end the search.
“I worry about him. I hope he’s OK, and then I am angry and don’t know what to think,” she said, according to CNN.
She added, “I would tell my brother to just come forward and get us out of this horrible mess.”