Gabby Petito’s parents said the parents of Brian Laundrie never responded to any of their worried texts or phone calls after the Petito family stopped hearing from their daughter.
Gabby Petito’s parents and stepparents told Dr. Phil about their desperate search for answers after their daughter died.
“A normal parent, when you text someone that ‘you’re gonna call the cops cause you can’t find your child’ they would reply,” Gabby’s father Joseph Petito said. “No response. No nothing.”
“I do believe they know a lot more information than they’re putting out there,” Petito’s mother Nichole Schmidt added.
His parents are unaware of his location, according to the Laundrie family attorney, and did not aid in his disappearance. When asked about the Petito’s family’s claim, he replied, “no comment.”
Cassie Laundrie, Laundrie’s sister, claimed on Tuesday that she has no idea where her brother is, reported Today.
Authorities are looking into other allegations of Laundrie sightings in North Carolina, where Petito’s family claims he and Gabby liked to camp and trek along the Appalachian Trail.
“The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of calls regarding the sighting of Brian Laundrie over the past several days, each one being investigated thoroughly and areas of concern searched, but all to no avail,” the agency said on Facebook Monday. “We will continue to respond and fully investigate all calls for service related to the nationwide search for Mr. Laundrie within our jurisdiction.”
Petito and Laundrie went on a cross-country road trip during the summer, stopping in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming along the route. On Sept. 1, only Laundrie returned to their house in North Port, Florida. Petito’s family did not declare her missing until Sept. 11, reported Deseret.
Laundrie is said to have left his residence on Sept. 13 and has been missing ever since, despite an intensive manhunt for him. On Sept. 19, Petito’s body was discovered outside of a Wyoming national park. Her death was declared a homicide two days later.
Laundrie’s parents now say they last saw him on Sept. 13, one day earlier than they previously had said.