Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie’s sister has received numerous death threats — prompting police patrols at her home — ever since he slipped away from authorities, according to a new report.
The threats to Cassie Laundrie Luycx and her husband, James, have included threats about “killing his family and kidnapping his kids” and “messages from random people,” Manatee County Sheriff’s Office records reviewed by WFLA-TV show.
On Oct. 1, the family reported “suspicious circumstances” at their home in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., about 40 miles from the North Port home Laundrie shared with Petito and his parents.
The records show that sheriff’s deputies have dropped by the home numerous times and have done periodic checks there.
Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta, have been harassed by protesters since they reported their son missing on Sept. 17, with critics accusing them — and their daughter — of withholding information about Brian’s whereabouts.
Luycx and her husband emerged from their home on Oct. 4 to confront protesters who had camped out outside their home, hoping to snuff out the harassment.
Luycx admitted that she went camping with her brother and parents at Fort De Soto Park on Sept. 6 but claimed Petito’s disappearance did not come up.
She also revealed that her brother flew home during his cross-country trip with Petito, a stunning revelation later confirmed by family attorney Steven Bertolino.
Petito disappeared in late August while on her trip with Laundrie, who returned home without her on Sept. 1, lawyered up and refused to talk to cops.
Petito’s body was found at a remote Wyoming campground on Sept. 19, with her death classified as a homicide. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue is due to release the results of the autopsy on Tuesday afternoon.
Laundrie, the subject of a massive manhunt, has not been charged with Petito’s death but was hit with a federal arrest warrant for allegedly illegally using her bank card.