Charlene and William Guthrie stated they noticed the Laundries attaching a brand new camper to their pickup truck and exit of their home on the identical weekend the police got here on the lookout for a lead in a lacking individuals case. The Guthries had been unaware of Ms Petito’s disappearance at the moment.
“I noticed them performing some work. After which once they ready for his or her journey, I noticed them loading the camper,” Mr Guthrie stated, in response to Fox Information.
Mr Guthrie, who noticed them making ready the camper whereas he was performing some yard work, stated he discovered it odd that the three went off on a tenting journey in such a small automobile.
The Laundries’ journey was reportedly across the time when the seek for the now deceased Ms Petito intensified. The police had been on the lookout for her associate Brian Laundrie, who had gone together with her on an almost two-month-long street journey.
Mr Guthrie stated he didn’t know that the camper he noticed exterior the Laundrie residence belonged to Petito, and assumed that it was the youthful man’s.
Mr Laundrie, who shouldn’t be a suspect within the loss of life of Petito however a “individual of curiosity”, had returned alone from the journey within the Ford camper van owned by his fiancé.
Stays believed to belong to Petito had been positioned within the Bridger-Teton Nationwide Forest in Wyoming on 19 September. An post-mortem confirmed that it was Ms Petito.
The seek for Mr Laundrie, in the meantime, has intensified in Florida’s 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve, the place he’s suspected to have gone after returning residence for a short interval. The police officers have roped in dive groups and boats to help within the search.
The couple had left their Florida residence in early July for a street journey spanning 2,328 miles and several other nationwide parks, earlier than the 2 reportedly acquired into fights and needed to be separated by the police officers in Utah.
Ms Petito’s household went on a frantic seek for their daughter after they stopped receiving texts from her and the 22-year-old didn’t make it again residence with Mr Laundrie. Ms Petito’s mom final spoke to her on 25 August.