In an interview, Cassie Laundrie, sister of the missing fiance of deceased Gabby Petito, implored her brother to stop hiding.
“I would tell my brother [Brian Laundrie] to just come forward and get us out of this horrible mess,” she told Good Morning America in a teaser released Tuesday, Oct. 5.
The search for Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in the death of 22-year-old Petito, has extended for another week.
“I worry about him. I hope he’s okay—and then I’m angry,” Cassie Laundrie said.
A day earlier, she confronted protesters in front of her house and said she had not received any words from her family since his disappearance in mid-September, several days before Petito’s body was found in Wyoming.
“I’m in the boat where I’m getting ignored by my family and thrown under the bus by my family’s attorney,” Cassie told protesters outside of her home in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, according to Fox News.
When asked if the Laundrie family, or specifically the parents of Brian, had helped hide him from authorities’ eyes, Cassie could only provide a non-conclusive answer.
“I don’t know,” she said.
While Petito’s family last heard of her in late August, knowing she was on a field trip with her boyfriend, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, he returned to Florida in her van on Sept. 1.
Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11, and her body was found in a Wyoming national park on Sept. 19. Three days later, the FBI classified her death a homicide.
Brian’s disappearance was reported to authorities on Sept. 14.
“I really wish he had come to me first that day with the van, because I don’t think we’d be here,” his sister said in the Tuesday video.
In a text message to Fox News on Monday, Steve Bertolino, attorney for the Laundrie family, dismissed the idea that Cassie’s words could prove anything.
“I do not represent Cassie Laundrie,” he said. “Cassie’s comments can only be attributed to the press twisting my words and hers, which were only given to clarify prior mischaracterizations by the press, with the hopes of further sensationalizing this tragic story.”