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Brian Laundrie’s lawyer reveals what he knows about mysterious storage unit

Brian Laundrie’s storage unit — which reportedly had Gabby Petito’s missing items — still has not been located

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The home of Brian Laundrie in North Port, Florida.

The home of Brian Laundrie, wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, is viewed, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in North Port, Fla.

Phelan M. Ebenhack, Associated Press

Brian Laundrie’s attorney says he has “no idea” on the location of the storage unit Brian Laundrie visited in August amid his cross-country road trip with girlfriend Gabby Petito.

Earlier this week, Steven P. Bertolino, the attorney for the Laundrie family, confirmed to Fox 5 News in New York that Laundrie left Petito during their road trip on a flight through Salt Lake City.

“Brian flew home to Tampa from SLC on 08/17 and returned to SLC on 08/23 to rejoin Gabby. To my knowledge, Brian and Gabby paid for the flights as they were sharing expenses,” the statement said.

He added, “Brian flew home to obtain some items and empty and close the storage unit to save money as they contemplated extending the road trip.”

However, Bertolino told Insider that he had “no idea” where the storage unit was located.

The storage unit revelation isn’t actually new, though. The Daily Mail reported back in September that Laundrie left Petito at the Fairfield Inn in Salt Lake City so he could fly back to Florida “to help his father empty out a storage unit where he and Gabby had their things.”

Gabby’s mother Nicole Schmidt told the Daily Mail at the time that “Brian’s father offered to let them keep their belongings at his house so they wouldn’t have to pay for the storage unit.”

Schmidt told the Daily Mail that it was confusing why they wanted to move Petito’s things during the road trip and what happened to her items.

“Where are her things?” she asked. 

Brian Laundrie’s sister, Cassie Laundrie said in an interview shared with NewsNation that her brother had returned home on Aug. 17 — five days after the fight with Petito in Moab, Utah — before he went back to Utah to finish the road trip.

Petito and Laundrie left on their road trip back in July. But only Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1. Ten days later, Petito was reported missing.

On Sept. 13, Laundrie left his home and was reported missing on Sept. 17. Two days later, on Sept. 19, officials found Petito’s body in Wyoming. She was later confirmed to have died by homicide.