‘She hasn’t been seen for weeks and now he’s back here with the vehicle and we’ve been told to speak to the family attorney,’ cops say
Police investigating the disappearance of YouTuber Gabby Petito on a cross-country van tour with her fiance admit “something very bad” may have happened to her.
Fru Petito, 22, av Long Island, har ikke blitt sett siden hun sjekket ut av et hotell i Salt Lake City i august 24 med partneren Brian Laundrie.
The couple had been documenting their trip across the United States on their YouTube channel Nomadisk Statik, but fears grew for Ms Petito’s safety when she failed to contact her family for several weeks.
They reported her missing on September 11.
Mr Laundrie has returned to his home in North Port, Florida, and the couple’s van was seized by police at the weekend.
Talsmann for North Port Police, Josh Taylor, fortalte Den uavhengige Mr Laundrie’s parents had refused to allow officers to speak to him, immediately handing them contact information for the family’s attorney.
Spurt om politiet fant noe mistenkelig i familiens handlinger, Sa Taylor: "Det er sunn fornuft i leken.
"Vi har ikke engang bevis på at det er begått en forbrytelse, annet enn bekymring og ting som ikke legger opp som lar deg potensielt anta det.
- Det er mulig at det har skjedd noe veldig ille her, hun har ikke blitt sett på flere uker, og nå er han her igjen med bilen, og vi har blitt bedt om å snakke med familieadvokaten,”Sa Taylor Den uavhengige.
Taylor sa at FBI hjalp til med å undersøke parets varebil, og den prosessen vil vare "så lenge det tar".
“We have certain skills and techniques and that will take as long as is necessary to retrieve any evidence.”
Ms Petito’s family have set up a GoFundme account which had received $25,000 in donations by Tuesday morning.
The page states that the family are working with the FBI and “multiple law enforcement agencies” in a nationwide search for Ms Petito.
It says she was last known to be in Grand Teton, Wyoming on August 25 heading towards Yellowstone National Park, after travelling and camping extensively over the last couple of months
A Facebook page appealing for help to find her has gained more than 23,000 tilhengere.