Joe Petito, the daddy of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, advised CNBC he is urging Gabby’s fiance, Brian Laundrie, to work with authorities of their seek for his daughter.
“Cooperate … We’ve got questions, maybe you’ve got the answers, maybe you don’t, but there’s only one way we can find out,” Joe Petito mentioned on “The News with Shepard Smith.”
Investigators say Gabby Petito was residing the “van life” with Laundrie, road-tripping throughout the nation in a 2012 Ford Transit van. The couple began documenting their travels on YouTube three weeks in the past, however her mom says she hasn’t heard from Gabby since Aug. 30.
The couple left from Petito’s mom’s dwelling in Long Island on July 2 and made it to Utah by August. Petito’s mom mentioned their subsequent vacation spot was Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, however then communication with her daughter grew to become rare. She mentioned there have been no extra telephone calls and only one final textual content message. Her household reported Gabby missing to the police over the weekend.
According to police, Laundrie is protected at his household’s dwelling in Florida.
Laundrie’s lawyer issued a statement Tuesday saying, “This is understandably an extremely difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundrie family. … On the advice of counsel the Laundrie family is remaining in the background at this juncture and will have no further comment.”
Host Shepard Smith requested Joe Petito in regards to the assertion.
“That’s four lines of crap, is basically what I see,” Petito mentioned. “You’re telling me this is a very difficult time for you when your child is in your home, safe? I don’t know where mine is, and I can’t ask questions why, or where, or how, or where to start?”
Attorneys for the Laundrie household didn’t reply to CNBC’s request for remark.
Officials mentioned they’re trying to find Petito with the assistance of the FBI. Police in Florida mentioned the couple’s van was at Laundrie’s home.
“Just doing everything I can do to find her, because apparently … Gabby’s side of the family are the only ones that give a damn,” Joe Petito mentioned.
Police are asking anybody with details about Gabby Petito’s whereabouts to name Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.