Brian Laundrie’s parents took him to a camp knowing he had killed his girlfriend Gabby Petito and where he had left her body, according to an updated lawsuit filed by the murdered vlogger’s family.
Petito’s parents, Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt, filed an amended complaint against Chris and Roberta Laundrie this week, alleging that the family went on vacation to Fort De Soto Park, Florida, at a time when they knew Petito’s family was trying to find her 22-year-old son. old.
In the lawsuit, according to NBC News, they allege that not only did the dry cleaners know that their 23-year-old son had murdered his girlfriend, but they also knew the location of her remains.
Instead of presenting the information, the family took one last trip together to the campsite about 120 kilometers from their home in North Port, the suit alleges.
For three weeks, Petito’s remains were left in the wilderness 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 went on vacation to Fort DeSoto Park September 6-7, 2021,” the lawsuit states.
“They went on vacation knowing that Brian Laundrie had murdered Gabrielle Petito, it is believed they knew where her body was located and also knew that Gabrielle Petito’s parents were trying to locate her.”
Pinellas County, Florida records previously revealed that Laundrie’s mother had booked a campsite at Fort De Soto Park for two from September 1-3.
On August 31, she canceled the reservation before making a new reservation on September 3 for three people to stay between September 6 and 8.
Laundrie returned to the family’s Florida home on September 1 – the day after his mother canceled the original reservation and two days before planning the new trip with her son.
He was alone and driving the van he and Petito had lived in as they traveled across America 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 for one night on September 6, leaving the next day.
Petito’s parents sued Laundrie’s parents in March, claiming they knew their son had murdered their daughter and that they were trying to help him flee the country to evade justice.
A judge ordered the complaint to be amended, citing “procedural deficiency” in the original lawsuit.
The newly amended filing provided no evidence for its claims that the laundries knew what had happened to their daughter.
Laundries have denied any knowledge that their son killed Petito and have not been criminally charged. Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino responded to the new allegations in a statement.
The claims in the amended claim may now conform to the proper claims, but do not give rise to liability under the law. Thus, we are still confident that the Court will dismiss the suit,” he told NBC News.
Petito and Laundrie set out in their campervan on a cross-country trip in July and were documenting their travels on YouTube.
On September 1, Laundrie returned alone to his parents’ house.
Petito’s parents reported her missing on 9/11 after they were unable to contact her and Laundrie declined to say where she was.
Laundrie fled days later, with his family telling police he was heading to the nature reserve near their home.
On September 19, Petito’s remains were found in a Wyoming national park with her autopsy confirming she had been strangled to death.
Weeks later, on October 20, Laundrie’s remains were found inside the Florida reservation.
He died by suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
In a notebook found with his remains, the 23-year-old confessed to murdering his girlfriend.