Brian Laundrie’s sister says it was “typical” for her brother and his girlfriend Gabby Petito to fight and then take a break from each other.
Cassie Laundrie broke her family’s silence on Petito’s mysterious disappearance in an interview with “Good Morning America” on Friday.
Asked about the police bodycam footage of officers speaking to a sobbing Petito and Laundrie after they got into a fight in Utah on Aug. 12, Cassie said: “It looked typical of both of them. Whenever they’d fight they’d take a break and be fine.”
Cassie admitted she hadn’t yet spoken to her brother after he returned to Florida in the couple’s van without Petito on Sept 1.
“I haven’t been able to talk to him. I wish I had information where I could give more,” Cassie said, adding she had given everything she knew to police already.It is unclear what information Cassie was able to provide police.
Laundrie has refused to cooperate with police and Petito’s family have accused him of withholding valuable information about her whereabouts.
In the same interview that aired a day earlier, Cassie said that she and her family want the missing woman to be found safe.
“Obviously me and my family want Gabby to be found safe,” she said.
“She’s like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and found and this to be just a big misunderstanding.”
Petito and her boyfriend were on a trip to the western United States in a van together when she went missing. They were scheduled to close out the trip in Portland around Halloween.
The couple had a scuffle in Utah on Aug. 12, the aftermath of which was captured on police bodycam video, but did not lead to any arrests.