Family Lawyer Throws A New Twist In Gabby Petito Case
A new development in the Gabby Petito case has changed the timeline surrounding the whereabouts of her estranged boyfriend and person of interest Brian Laundrie.
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing the Laundrie family revealed that Brian returned to his parents’ home on August 17 and then flew back to Salt Lake City on August 23 rejoining Petito.
According to Bertolino, Laundrie flew home to get some personal belongings and closed out a storage unit to “save money.” The lawyer stated that Gabby and Laundrie were thinking about extending their trip.
The quick trip home by Laundrie would have occurred after the well documented fight with Petito on August 12 in Utah which involved local police. Laundrie returned to Utah joining Petito on August 23 four days before she disappeared.
People have come forward claiming to have seen Brian and Gabby at a Wyoming restaurant on August 27 the last day Petito was seen alive.
Brian then showed up at his parents’ home in Florida alone with her van on September 1st and went camping with his family at the Fort De Soto campground until September 7.
Then on September 17, Laundrie’s parents reported that Brian was missing after going for a hike three days prior.
A couple of days later, Petito’s body was discovered at a remote campsite at the Teton-Bridger National Forest in Wyoming, a coroner declared her death a homicide.
Laundrie, is the sole person of interest in the case, and is the target of a huge FBI manhunt. On October 2 a hiker on the Appalachian Trial – which stretches from Georgia to Maine – told a 911 dispatcher he believes he bumped into Laundrie near an area of the Tennessee and North Carolina border.
Witnesses who last saw the couple said that Laundrie and Gabby got into an “aggressive” argument with staff at the Merry Piglet restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The trip made by Laundrie back home separates the incident with police and Petito’s disappearance.