Brian Laundrie’s parents took him on a camping trip knowing he had killed his girlfriend Gabby Petito and where he had left her body, according to an updated lawsuit filed by the family of the slain vlogger.
Petito’s parents, Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt, filed an amended lawsuit against Chris and Roberta Laundrie this week, alleging the family vacationed at Fort De Soto Park in Florida at a time they knew Petito’s family was trying to find the 22 year old. ancient.
In the lawsuit, according to NBC News, they allege that the Laundromats not only knew that their 23-year-old son had murdered his girlfriend, but also knew the location of his remains.
Rather than submit the information, the family made one last trip together to the campsite about 75 miles from their home in North Port, the suit alleges.
For three weeks, Petito’s remains were left in the wild in a Wyoming national park before they were finally discovered. By this time, Laundrie had also disappeared.
“While Gabrielle Petito’s family suffered, the Laundrie family vacationed at Fort DeSoto Park on September 6-7, 2021,” the lawsuit says.
“They went on vacation knowing that Brian Laundrie had murdered Gabrielle Petito, it is believed that they knew where her body was and also that Gabrielle Petito’s parents were trying to locate her.”
Pinellas County, Florida, records previously revealed that Laundrie’s mother had made a camping reservation at Fort De Soto Park for two people from Sept. 1-3.
On the 31st of August you canceled the reservation before making a new reservation on the 3rd of September for three people to stay between the 6th and 8th of September.
Laundrie returned to the family home in Florida on September 1, the day after her mother canceled the original reservation and two days before she planned the new trip with her son.
He was alone and driving the van he and Petito had lived in while traveling across the United States on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime for the young couple.
The Laundrie family’s attorney previously confirmed that he stayed with his parents at the camp one night on Sept. 6 and left the next day.
Petito’s parents sued Laundrie’s parents in March, claiming they knew their son had murdered their daughter and had been trying to help him flee the country to evade justice.
A judge ordered the lawsuit amended, citing “procedural deficiency” in the original lawsuit.
The newly amended filing did not present evidence for her claims that the Laundries knew what had happened to her daughter.
The laundries have denied any knowledge that their son killed Petito and have not been criminally charged. The Laundrie family’s attorney, Steven Bertolino, responded to the new allegations in a statement.
The allegations in the amended lawsuit can now be adjusted to the appropriate allegations but do not give rise to liability under the law. Therefore, we are still confident that the Court will dismiss the action,” he told NBC News.
Petito and Laundrie set out in their RV on a cross-country trip in July and had been documenting their trips on YouTube.
On September 1, Laundrie returned to his parents’ house alone.
Petito’s parents reported her missing on September 11 after they were unable to contact her and Laundrie refused to say where she was.
Laundrie then went on the run days later, with her family telling police she was headed to the nature reserve near her home.
On September 19, Petito’s remains were found in a Wyoming national park and her autopsy confirmed that she had been strangled to death.
Weeks later, on October 20, Laundrie’s remains were found inside the Florida reservation.
He died by suicide of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
In a notebook found with his remains, the 23-year-old confessed to murdering his girlfriend.