The parents and stepparents of a missing young woman have released a new statement, begging the family of their daughter’s boyfriend to share what they know.
A spokesperson for the family of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old woman who vanished on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, read the family’s new statement at a press conference on Thursday.
The spokesperson, attorney Richard Stafford, said at the news conference that Gabby’s family desperately wants Brian Laundrie or his relatives to come forward about Gabby’s disappearance. He said the family believes Laundrie knows where Gabby is. He also said that FBI has advised the family not to discuss the young couple’s relationship or their theories about where Gabby might be.
Below is the full statement Stafford read at press conference:
Christopher and Roberta Laundrie,
We are writing this letter to ask you to help find our beautiful daughter. We understand you are going through a difficult time and your instinct to protect your son is strong. We ask you to put yourselves in our shoes. We haven’t been able to sleep or eat and our lives are falling apart.
We believe you know the location where Brian left Gabby. We beg you to tell us. As a parent how could you let us go through this pain and not help us. As a parent how could you put Gabby’s younger brothers and sisters though this.
Gabby lived with you for over a year. She was going to be your daughter in law. How can you keep her location hidden? You were both at Jim and Nichole’s house. You were both so happy that Brian and Gabby got engaged and were planning to spend their lives together. Please, if you or your family has any decency left, please tell us where Gabby is located. Tell us if we are even looking in the right place.
All we want is Gabby to come home. Please help us make that happen.
Read CrimeOnline’s complete coverage of the Gabby Petito missing persons investigation here.
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