On Sept. 1, Brian Laundrie returned home in North Port, Florida, from an extensive road trip without his girlfriend, Gabby Petito. He didn’t report her missing and refused to speak with authorities or her family.
Laundrie is the subject of extreme criticism for neglecting to speak or cooperate with authorities to find the missing 22-year-old, as a party searches Grand Teton National Park for any sign of her whereabouts.
Petito’s father told North Port police that Laundrie’s silence was cruel and unusual.
“If you genuinely did nothing wrong, and I have no idea, I can’t even ask what you know, I can only take this attitude as cruel and heartless,” Joe Petito said.
The couple were on a road trip to the western US and expected to arrive in Portland around Halloween. Laundrie returned to his parent’s house in North Port, where the couple lives, in the couple’s van without Petito.