Gabby Petito’s family speaks out
Weeks after Gabby Petito’s murder, her family has finally spoken out.
The Petito family appeared on Dr Phil for a two-part interview to talk about the life of the 22-year-old as well as to share updates regarding her case and the manhunt for Petito’s fiancé, Bian Laundrie.
In the interview, they initially thought that Petito and Laundrie were missing. “We had no idea the van was in Florida when we contacted [them]. I was worried about them both, ”Petito’s mother Nichole told Dr Phil.
However, as previously reported, videos found after his murder led the FBI and local authorities to name Laundrie as a person of interest and to issue a federal arrest warrant.
The laundry has not yet been found. Social media has sparked a campaign, #JusticeforGabby, to get anyone with information about the case to come forward. And Dog the Bounty Hunter even joined in the laundry search.
When Dr Phil asked the Petito family where he was, Gabby’s stepfather Jim replied, “Somewhere off the beaten track somewhere, just thinking he’s not going to get caught.
Jim went on to urge Laundrie to surrender.
“You only make it worse. For us, for himself and for his family,” he said. “Let’s do some closure. Let’s end this tragic time and move on and know how to remember Gabby for all the wonderful memories we had with her, and not to stare at a TV screen wondering if it will be found. “
You watch the Petito family’s interview with Dr Phil below.