Blue Point, New York (CBS New York) – There are new developments in the search for missing persons on Long Island Gabi Pettito.
Her parents issued another urgent appeal calling on her boyfriend, Brian Laundry, to speak with detectives about her disappearance, including where he last saw her.
Pettito, 22 years old He disappeared while on a cross-country bus trip with Laundry.
Laundry returned to their home in Florida, but Pettito did not.
Wednesday, police in Moab, Utah, confirmed that their officers responded to an incident related to the two on August 12.
The circumstances surrounding what brought the police to Londry and Pettito have not been released.
“Our officers have responded to an incident involving Brian Laundry and Gabriel Pettito on August 12, 2021, however, neither Brian nor Gabriel was the reporting party. Moab Police said in a statement that officers conducted an investigation and determined that there was insufficient evidence to warrant criminal charges.
The Petito family released a new statement on Wednesday, inviting Laundry to speak about what he knows about her disappearance:
Every day the search for Gabe continues, the Schmidt and Pettito family become more desperate. They frantically search for answers and information about their daughter’s disappearance while Brian sits in the comfort of his home.
Brian claims he wants to sit in the background while we search for Gabe in the wilderness of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Brian Gabe is left in the wilderness with bears and wolves while sitting in his cozy home. in his home!
Brian, how can you do this to Gaby? You remain selfishly silent while Gabby is alone in the wilderness.
Brian, your silence is reprehensible! Please do the right thing and help us get Gabe home.
Brian, whatever happened in Wyoming, happened. The only thing you can control is what you do now. Tell us where Gabi is.
You stain your love for her your mark.
Police in Northport, Florida, say they are now the lead investigators on the case, working with the FBI and Suffolk County Police. They call Laundry the Person of Interest, and this would be the case for anyone who had the last known contact with a missing person.
Police say Laundry returned to Northport on September 1, 10 days before Pettito’s family was informed of her disappearance. They say the truck they used for the trip was found in Laundry’s home, which he shares with his parents, on 9/11.
Update on Pettito’s case Wednesday, September 15th, at 11:30 a.m. Please use 1-800 CALLFBI pic.twitter.com/NpkUEjoME5
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“As a father, I can only imagine the pain and suffering that Gabe’s family is going through. We appeal to anyone, including Brian, to share information with us about her whereabouts in the past few weeks. The lack of information from Brian is hampering this investigation. The answers will eventually emerge,” he said. Northport Police Chief Todd Garrison, “We will help find Gabe and we will help find anyone who may have been involved in her disappearance.”
I only gave the police the name of Laundry’s lawyer to ask their questions through. This attorney Stephen Bertolino is in Long Island. He did not respond to questions about Gabi Pettito’s whereabouts.
“It is a very difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundrie family. On behalf of the Laundrie family, I hope that Miss Petito will be around and be reunited with her family,” he said.
Searching for Petito is a multi-state effort – from Suffolk County, where she left, for Florida, where she lives, and Wyoming, where I last heard about her while hiking in Grand Teton National Park.
“Maybe I haven’t slept since Friday, and I haven’t eaten since Saturday,” her father, Joseph Pettito, said.
He said he was praying that she be found alive and well.
“If you’re walking down a driveway and things like that and you see it, you can turn ‘This is Gabby… Gabby, here’s my phone.'” You need to call your friends now,” he said.
Petito was documenting what seemed to be a blissful adventure with Laundrie on YouTube and on social media.
a National Park Service The spokesperson said: “We are coordinating with several law enforcement agencies as part of the investigation into the whereabouts of Gabriel Pettito. As the investigation is ongoing, we do not have any further information to provide at this time.”
All advice containing information about Petito’s disappearance can be reported to 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).