Lawsuit claims Brian Laundrie’s mother and father knew ‘whereabouts’ of Gabby Petito’s physique once they went on trip


The amended swimsuit, filed by Petito’s mother and father, alleges the Laundrie household went on trip to Fort De Soto Park in Florida, whereas Petito’s household was “extraordinarily distraught” and trying to find her.

CNN has beforehand reported that paperwork from Pinellas County, Florida, confirmed Laundrie’s mom had made a tenting reservation at Fort De Soto Park for the primary weekend of September, solely to alter it to a later date and add one other particular person.

Data from the county present the brand new reservation was made by Roberta Laundrie on September 3, two days after her son returned residence. The modified reservation was set to start on September 6 for 3 folks at Fort De Soto Park, about 75 miles from the household’s residence.

The lawsuit alleges the Laundrie household went on trip “realizing that Brian Laundrie had murdered Gabrielle Petito, it’s believed that they knew the place her physique was positioned, and additional knew that Gabrielle Petito’s mother and father had been trying to find her.”

The Laundrie household lawyer instructed CNN they’re assured the case will probably be dismissed, including in an announcement, “The allegations within the amended criticism might now conform to correct pleadings however they don’t give rise to legal responsibility beneath the regulation. Thus, we’re nonetheless assured the Court docket will dismiss the motion,” Steven Bertolino mentioned.

Petito’s stays had been present in Teton County, Wyoming, in September, a bit greater than every week after her household reported her lacking. The 22-year-old girl died by strangulation, a coroner dominated. She had been on a cross-country journey with Laundrie, who was her fiance. Laundrie returned to the couple’s residence on September 1 by himself, and left once more roughly two weeks later and disappeared.

Laundrie’s stays had been later present in a Florida reserve and a health worker dominated he died by suicide. Close by, authorities discovered a pocket book by which they mentioned Laundrie claimed duty for Petito’s demise.

The swimsuit accuses Laundrie’s mother and father of performing in an “excessive and outrageous manner” for a number of causes, together with for failing to tell Petito’s mother and father that she was useless and the place her stays had been positioned and taking a trip with their son whereas the Petito household looked for the younger girl.

There isn’t any particular financial quantity listed on the lawsuit, however Petito’s mother and father are asking for damages that exceed $30,000.

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