Gabby Petito’s parents have filed a lawsuit against Brian Laundrie’s parents, alleging that they assisted their son in escaping.
Gabby Petito was murdered nearly seven months ago, but it hasn’t stopped her parents from wanting answers.
Gabby’s tale was covered by every major news site after her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, killed her last August while they were traveling across the country in a van. Gabby’s parents filed a civil case against Brian’s parents in a Florida court yesterday, alleging that they were aware of Gabby’s murder.
According to CNN, Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt claim in the filing that Brian informed his parents on August 28th, 2021, one day after Gabby’s death, that he murdered their daughter.
“While Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt were urgently searching for information about their daughter, Christopher Laundrie and Roberta Laundrie were keeping Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts a secret,” the lawsuit claims. And it’s thought they were making plans to get him out of the country.”
Furthermore, the lawsuit states that on August 30th, Brian sent Nichole a text message posing as Gabby. While at Yosemite Park, he claimed he had no service in the message.
The message, however, was made to make Nichole feel her daughter was still alive, according to the family. According to the lawsuit, Nichole’s final conversation with her daughter took place on August 27th.
They suspect she was slain by physical strangulation on this day. A text message sent later that day from Gabby’s phone, in which she referred to her grandfather as “Stan,” caused the family to assume it wasn’t Gabby conversing with them. Gabby never referred to her grandfather by such a moniker, according to her parents.
Gabby’s parents are requesting that a judge award them damages for past and future pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, and loss of capacity for enjoyment of life. A monetary figure is not listed in the reports. Leave a comment and let us know what you think about this situation, roommates.