‘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.
Sra. Petito, 22, de Long Island, não foi visto desde que ela fez check-out em um hotel de Salt Lake City em agosto 24 com seu parceiro Brian Laundrie.
The couple had been documenting their trip across the United States on their YouTube channel Nomadic 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, Flórida, and the couple’s van was seized by police at the weekend.
O porta-voz da Polícia de North Port, Josh Taylor, disse O Independente Mr Laundrie’s parents had refused to allow officers to speak to him, immediately handing them contact information for the family’s attorney.
Perguntado se a polícia encontrou algo suspeito nas ações da família, Sr. Taylor disse: “Há bom senso em jogo.
“Nós nem mesmo temos nenhuma evidência de que um crime foi cometido, além da preocupação e coisas que não se somam que o deixariam potencialmente supor que.
“É possível que algo muito ruim tenha acontecido aqui, ela não é vista há semanas e agora ele está de volta aqui com o veículo e nos disseram para falar com o advogado da família,”O Sr. Taylor disse O Independente.
O Sr. Taylor disse que o FBI estava ajudando a examinar a van do casal, e esse processo duraria "o tempo que for preciso".
“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 indo em direção ao Parque Nacional de Yellowstone, 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 followers.