Cassie Laundrie proudly shared the postcards and textual content messages she had been despatched from the lady who was “like a sister” to her.
The playing cards are addressed to Ms Laundrie’s son and describe the adventures Gabby Petito and “Uncle Brian” Laundrie are having on their “van-life” highway journey, and are signed, “Love Aunt Gabby”.
Ms Laundrie’s interview with ABC Information on 17 September is the one interview given by a member of the Laundrie household.
However her assertion that she hadn’t talked to her brother Brian since he returned to Florida alone on 1 September, 2021 have now been confirmed to be incorrect.
Cassie Laundrie, Brian Laundrie’s sister, has shared solely with @GMA one in every of her final textual content messages with Gabby Petito in addition to postcards she shared along with her youngsters alongside her journey. pic.twitter.com/9eXQVnNdA8
— Kristin Thorne (@KristinThorne) September 20, 2021
Ms Laundrie noticed her 23-year-old brother on 1 September and once more on 6 September when she joined the household on the Fort De Soto Park campsite in Pinellas County, Laundrie household lawyer Steve Bertolino confirmed on Friday.
Two days after the interview aired, Gabby Petito’s stays have been present in a distant campsite in Wyoming, and her demise has been dominated a murder.
After Ms Petito’s demise was introduced, Cassie Laundrie shared a press release with ABC Information, saying: “Proper now my husband and I want to categorical our condolences and prayers to the Petito household.
“Gabby was a enjoyable and loving affect to ‘the boys’ as she all the time referred to them. We’ll cherish on a regular basis spent along with her.”
Who’s Cassie Laundrie?
Cassandra Marie Laundrie was born on 13 October 1989, the primary baby of Christopher and Roberta Laundrie.
Her Fb profile, which is below her married title Cassie Luycx, says she is from Bayport, New York, which is the place the Laundrie household lived earlier than shifting to Florida.
In response to public information, she is married to James “Jimmy” Luycx and the couple are believed to have two younger boys.
Pictures on Brian Laundrie’s Instagram web page present him taking part in tennis and climbing along with his nephews.
A marriage certificates in Sarasota County public information exhibits the couple married on 28 December 2015 in Venice, Florida, and states Mr Luycx was born in Guatemala.
The couple reside in Lakewood Ranch, Manatee County, about 50 miles north of her mother and father’ residence in North Port. She and Mr Luycx beforehand lived at her mum or dad’s residence.
A LinkedIn profile for Mr Luycx lists his occupation as a pool restore specialist. It reveals he has labored at Pinch A Penny, a sequence of pool provide shops, for 10 years. He studied prison justice and political science on the State Faculty of Florida Manatee-Sarasota between 2008 and 2010. A social media profile image exhibits him driving a jet-ski.
On 20 September, a pair of obvious legislation enforcement officers visited Ms Laundrie’s residence, hours after FBI brokers raided her mum or dad’s North Port residence.
Ms Laundrie informed ABC Information she was on trip at Disney World in Orlando when she was first contacted by authorities about Ms Petito’s disappearance.
An image from 2019 on her Fb web page exhibits the Magic Kingdom with fireworks exploding within the foreground. Buddies reward her images abilities, and recommend the shot seems like a Disney advert.
“Thanks,” she replies.
“Sheer luck – I assumed my husband and son seemed cute with the snow coming down they usually occurred to launch the fireworks.”
Beneath is a full transcript of her 17 September interview with ABC Information (edited for readability):
“Clearly me and my household need Gabby to be discovered protected. She’s like a sister and my youngsters love her and all i need is her to come back residence protected and located and all of this to be a giant misunderstanding.
“For the final two years Gabby’s been in our life and she or he’s been good and enjoyable and my youngsters completely adore her.”
Requested about Ms Petito’s disappearance she stated: “I don’t perceive, as a lot as everyone else I’m studying all the pieces from the information too.
“I talked to the police the second they referred to as, I referred to as them proper again.. We have been in Orlando with my youngsters at Disney and once we got here again to this.
“I hope she’s protected and good and simply on the market and unaware and protected.”
Requested about police bodycam footage of a home violence incident between the couple on 12 August in Moab, Utah, she stated: “I didn’t discover something peculiar aside from a pair’s spat gone unsuitable.”
“They talked about (the van-life journey) it for some time, they liked to journey. They despatched us postcards alongside the best way and stored in contact with the children by way of video chat and their telephones and confirmed all of them the websites trigger my boys like to journey too, love all of the Utah websites.
“I’ve seen lots of people saying the YouTube movies: it was from their first journey and their present journey. They mushed it collectively as one factor.
“The day earlier than they left they came visiting and helped me with the children trigger I had pest management.
“I haven’t been in a position to discuss to him. I want I may discuss to him. I do know that it’s all as a result of the lawyer’s advising to not say something.
“I’ve cooperated with the police.
“We wish her again protected too. It’s apparent, she’s nice, she’s cute, she loves my youngsters, they get alongside collectively.
“You wish to shield your youngsters. He all the time does the precise factor, like within the bodycam with the police. He’s an exquisite uncle, he’s all the time been there once I’ve wanted him, he’s been there when Gabby’s wanted him.”
“It seemed typical of each of them. Every time they’d combat they’d take somewhat break and are available again and be high quality as a result of that’s what you do in a pair.
“I want I may assist.”