(Trends Wide) — The parents of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé, assured in the last hours that they do not know where their son is and that they hope that “the FBI can locate him.”
Laundrie’s parents issued a statement through their attorney Steven Bertolino, according to various media outlets.
The statement read: “Chris and Roberta Laundrie do not know where Brian is. They are concerned about Brian and hope the FBI can locate him.”
“Speculation by the public and some in the press that the parents helped Brian get out of the family home or avoid arrest by an arrest warrant that was issued after Brian had been missing for several days is simply wrong,” the statement continued.
Steven Bertolino did not immediately respond to Trends Wide’s request for comment.
The search for Laundrie
Laundrie returned to the Florida home he shared with his parents on September 1 without Petito, and authorities have sought him out for answers.
Initially, he was not wanted on any charges, but now Laundrie faces a federal arrest warrant for “use of unauthorized devices” stemming from his alleged actions following Petito’s death.
According to the federal indictment, Laundrie allegedly used a debit card and a PIN number from accounts that did not belong to him to make charges over $ 1,000 between August 30 and September 1.
A lawyer for Laundrie’s family stressed in a statement that the order was not for Petito’s death, but was related to activities that allegedly took place afterward.
Two separate awards totaling $ 30,000 have been offered to anyone who provides law enforcement information about Laundrie’s whereabouts.
FBI agents returned to Laundrie’s home this Sunday, as seen in a video recorded by Trends Wide. At least two officers could be seen at the home and one of them had a bag in his hand.
Trends Wide’s Alison Kosik, Sarah Jorgensen, Dakin Andone, Travis Caldwell, Gregory Lemos, Laura Ly, Christina Maxouris, Taylor Romine, Leyla Santiago, Sara Weisfeldt, and Madeline Holcombe contributed to this report.