It’s about the time in the search for Brian Laundrie where his parents are in need of a little, shall we say, motivation.
You see, from the moment that Brian came home in Gabby Petito’s van, (and without Gabby Petito), there were concerns that he might have had something to do with her disappearance.
Then, less than a week before her body was discovered near a campsite that the two had shared in Wyoming some weeks prior, Brian allegedly walks off into the vast wilderness of a local hiking spot, never to be seen again. All the while, his parents remain sequestered at home, not searching for their son and not cooperating with investigators regarding Gabby Petito’s homicide and what their son may or may not know about it.
This has some police officers beginning to publicly question the Laundries’ story.
“What the family has told us is that he drove out to the park and walked out into the woods,” North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor told NewsNation.
“I don’t necessarily know what to believe anymore. I think it’s certainly possible that they’re expressing what they know, but we’ll see. This is an ongoing investigation that will continue to evolve.”
The interviewer questioned the fact that Laundrie reportedly drove his Mustang to the nature reserve, and his parents reportedly drove it back.
“We’ve said from the beginning there’s a lot of oddness here, a lot of things that just didn’t make sense,” Taylor said.
“I mean your son walks out there, now they’re saying on a Monday, you know, to report that on a Friday, and then be confused on what day that was. I mean there are a lot of things that are odd there.”
While this may be the first time that the police have openly expressed such suspicion about the Laundries, the sentiment is a familiar one for individuals who’ve been following along with internet sleuths who’ve been seeking justice for Petito for weeks on end.