- Cassie Laundrie said her parents to “come clean” if they’re helping her brother Brian.
- She told ABC News she didn’t know if her parents had assisted him in any way.
- She last saw Brian on September 6, which she said felt like “just a regular visit.”
Brian Laundrie’s sister urged her parents to “come clean” if they helped her brother in an interview broadcast Tuesday.
Cassie Laundrie told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she didn’t know whether or not her parents helped Laundrie in his disappearance, but urged them to cooperate with police in the manhunt for him.
Laundrie, 23, disappeared four days before his girlfriend Gabby Petito was found dead in a Wyoming camping ground.
He returned from a joint road trip without her on September 1, but she was only reported missing — by her own family — 10 days later.
—Good Morning America (@GMA) October 5, 2021
There is now a search for Laundrie, who was a person of interest in Petito’s missing-person case and who has refused to help authorities in what has become a homicide investigation.
Authorities have not accused him of harming Petito. They are seeking to arrest him after a warrant was issued over the allegation that he spent $1,000 on an unauthorized debit card.
Laundrie went missing on September 14, according to his parents, who alerted authorities four days later. The home of Laundrie’s parents, where he had been presumed to be staying, has been subject to a search warrant and items removed.
The refusal of Laundrie’s parents to assist authorities, on the advice of a lawyer, has prompted widespread speculation.
“I don’t know if my parents are involved,” Cassie Laundrie said on ABC.
“I think if they are, they should come clean.”
She added that she was both concerned for and angry with her brother.
“I worry about him, I hope he’s ok, and then I’m angry, and I don’t know what to think,” she told ABC. She urged him to “just come forward and get us out of this horrible mess.”
She added that she wished he had come to her when he returned with Petito’s van.
Cassie Laundrie had earlier revealed, speaking to protesters on her lawn, that she had last seen Brian on September 6 for a couple of hours while he and his parents went camping nearby.
“There was nothing peculiar about it, there was no feeling of grand goodbye, there was nothing,” she told ABC, of the visit.
“I’m frustrated that in hindsight that I didn’t pick up on anything, it was just a regular visit.”
She said she had cooperated with police “since day one.”