The circumstances surrounding Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of the deceased Gabby Petito, and his parents, continue to take bizarre twists and turns, as evidenced in the most recent revelation of their activities following Petito’s disappearance.
According to Fox News, it was reported on Tuesday that Laundrie’s parents had checked into Fort De Soto Park — located outside St. Petersburg, Florida and about 75 miles from Laundrie’s parents’ residence — and stayed overnight, checking in Sept. 6 and out on Sept. 8.
Duane “Dog” Chapman, the famous reality television bounty hunter who recently joined the search for Laundrie, indicated that the family also stayed in the park with their son from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3.
Of course, Laundrie himself officially went “missing” on Sept. 14, and his parents didn’t report his absence until days later.
The dates when the parents and their son camped are important, as they fell between the time when Laundrie returned home from his trip out West on Sept. 1, and Sept. 11, the day that Petito’s mother reported her daughter as missing.
Steven Bertolino, Laundrie’s attorney, wasn’t happy with Chapman’s assessment, claiming that the family stayed at the park on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 and then all checked out. “I will no longer give that dog credibility or dignify his false claims with the time of my reply,” Bertolino told Fox News.
However, as Fox added, the family appears to have actually checked out of the park on Sept. 8, which was three days prior to the report from Petito’s mother that she had gone missing.
Of course, the question now on everyone’s mind is why Laundrie and his parents would go camping when Petito was obviously already missing or gone, adding even more suspicion, in the minds of many, that Laundrie’s parents might know a lot more than they’re letting on.
Currently, there’s a massive manhunt for Laundrie, and while many believe he’s likely responsible for Petito’s death, so far, he’s only been named a “person of interest” and not yet a “suspect,” according to WFLA.