BRIAN Laundrie’s parents may never tell their side of the story – even if it’s confirmed their son is dead, family lawyer Steven Bertolino has said.
Following the news of the FBI finding human remains near personal items belonging to Laundrie, Bertolino spoke with CNN’s Chris Cuomo regarding the family’s silence.
Attorney Steven Bertolino says he advised the Laundries not to speak with authoritiesCredit: Fox News
Following the discovery of human remains on Carlton Reserve, it’s unknown if Brian Laundrie’s parents will ever speak on the caseCredit: AP
Cuomo asked the reason behind the family’s decision not to speak with authorities or Gabby Petito’s family to which Bertolino said he advised them not to.
“I can tell you the reason,” he said. “I told them not to.”
Cuomo then asked if the Laundries will “explain the situation” if and when Laundrie is found.
“It may come out in the future, it may not,” said Bertolino, alluding to his previous statement that the family is awaiting the forensic results.
“We may come back on that subject sometime in the future.”
Chris and Roberta Laundrie were present at Carlton Reserve where the partial human remains were found.
Bertolino says the Laundries were “heartbroken” by the discovery – and that the remains are very likely Brian’s.
“The probability is strong that it is Brian’s remains but we are going to wait for the forensic results to come in to verify that.”
Laundrie, an outdoorsman, was last seen by his parents on September 13 when he told them he was leaving for a hike.
He was never named a suspect in Gabby’s death but was a person of interest in the case and wanted for questioning.
Gabby’s remains were found on September 19. Her cause of death was strangulation.
Laundrie was last seen by his parents on September 13 but he wasn’t reported missing until September 17Credit: Moab City Police Department
Laundrie was named a person of interest in the death of his fiancée Gabby PetitoCredit: Social Media – Refer to source
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