NORTH PORT, Florida, Sept. 28, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in disappearance of fiancee Gabby Petito, did go camping with his parents after returning home alone from an extended trip west in Petito’s camper van.
Petito’s body was found on Sept. 19 in Grand Teton National Park, where the couple had been camping before Laundrie returned home to Florida alone, on Sept. 1. An autopsy determined Petito’s manner of death was homicide.
Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino reportedly told a WINK News reporter Tuesday that Brian and his parents checked into Fort De Soto Campground and stayed there Sept. 6 and 7.
NEW: Laundrie atty confirmed to @gaillevyontv that Brian and his parents stayed at the De Soto campground in Pinellas county after he got back from his road trip without Gabby @winknews pic.twitter.com/CpcIA51ifx
— Dannielle Garcia WINK News (@Dannielle_Garci) September 28, 2021
Bertolino told her the parents and son went in, and all three came back out, the reporter’s statement says.
The Laundries have declined to talk to police regarding the Petito case, speaking only through Bertolino.
Television personality Duane “The Dog” Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, has assigned himself to the case, and reported Monday to Fox News that tips he was given said the three entered the campground, but only Laundrie’s parents came back out.
“Allegedly, what we’re hearing, is two people left on the 8th. Three people came in on the 6th, and two people left on the 8th,” Chapman told Fox News. “I think he’s been here for sure.”
Chapman also said tips indicated the trio had been at the campground earlier as well, on Sept. 1-3.
On Monday, Bertolino said Laundrie’s parents “do not know where Brian is.”