Lawsuit: Brian Laundrie told parents Gabby Petito was 'gone' 13 days before being reported missing
Gabby Petito’s parents claim Brian Laundrie’s parents and the attorney they hired knew Petito was dead and lied about what they knew.
Petito and Laundrie went on a cross country road trip in the summer of 2021 when she vanished.
New court filings say Laundrie called his parents in a panic, telling them she was “gone” and he needed a lawyer. That happened three weeks before her remains were discovered.
The Laundries are believed to have shared the message with Attorney Stephen Bertolino that same day.
Investigators found Laundrie’s remains a month later, with a note confessing he killed Petito.
The Petitos are now seeking damages for emotional distress.