Fort de Soto, Fla. — The sister of Brian Laundrie said she does not know whether her parents are involved in the disappearance of her brother — who vanished last month after his slain girlfriend Gabby Petito was declared missing.
Cassie Laundrie addressed protesters outside her home in Florida on Monday night and said she was frustrated with the realities of the case that has gripped the nation for nearly a month.
“We are just as upset frustrated and heartbroken as everyone else,” Cassie said while standing alongside her husband, according to video of the conversation obtained by TMZ.
The sister also revealed a rift has divided the Laundrie family. In addition to not being in touch with her brother — and losing her future sister-in-law — she also hasn’t spoken to her parents and their family lawyer.
When Cassie was asked if her parents helped their son evade authorities, she did not rule out the possibility. “I don’t know,” she said when asked if her parents were involved.
Cassie also did not rule out the possibility her brother murdered his girlfriend, again replying “I don’t know,” when the protesters asked the question, according to additional footage of her Monday night comments obtained by NewsNation.
Petito, 22, vanished late last month during the couple’s cross-country trip. She was found dead at a Wyoming campground on Sept. 19 and her death was ruled a homicide.
Brian returned to his parents’ Florida home without Petito on Sept. 1 and he went missing less than two weeks later. He has been named a person of interest in his girlfriend’s disappearance.