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Police say boyfriend of missing Blue Point native does not speak to authorities as family asks for help


Several police departments and the FBI are continuing the investigation into the disappearance of a native of Blue Point.

Gabby Petito, 22, disappeared on a trip across the country with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.

His last known location was in Wyoming on August 25.

Josh Taylor, the information officer for the North Port Florida Police Department, said a pickup truck the couple had driven across the country was found parked in the driveway of their Florida home on Saturday.

He says Laundrie was seen by police on Sunday.

Laundrie does not speak directly to the police and did not say when he last saw Petito.

“Certainly our investigation into Gabby’s disappearance leads us to want to speak with him [Laundrie]Taylor says.

Taylor also acknowledges that there is a possibility that “something bad” has happened to Petito, and there are signs that make them “care about his well-being.”

Petito’s mother and stepfather are still begging the audience to keep an eye on Gabby.

Taylor says any public information is helpful as the FBI searches the van for physical evidence.

Laundrie’s attorney issued an emailed statement to News 12, saying: “It is understandably an extremely difficult time for the Petito family and the Laundrie family. We understand that a search has been arranged for Ms. Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On behalf of the Laundrie family, we hope that Ms. Petito’s search will be successful and that Ms. Petito will be reunited with her family. On the advice of the lawyer, the Laundrie family remain in the background at this point and will have no further comment. “

The Petito family released a statement, saying they “implore the Laundrie family not to stay behind.”

They want Laundrie to come forward and at least tell them if they’re looking in the right place.

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Statement attributed to Richard Stafford, lawyer and family / friend of Gabby Petito.