THE family of Brian Laundrie are staying silent on the case of his murdered fiancee Gabby Petito – even after the fugitive’s remains were confirmed on Thursday.
Steven Bertolino, the attorney for Laundrie’s parents Chris and Roberta, insisted “today is not the day to discuss the Gabby Petito case” in his first interview since Brian’s skeletal remains were ID’d.
He added: “At some point in the future, there may be conversations to be had. There may be information to be discussed,” said Bertolino in an interview with NBC.
“Tonight is not that time.”
Detectives arrived at the Laundrie family home on Thursday evening to tell his parents that the skeletal remains belonged to their son.
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve are indeed Brian’s,” Bertolino announced in a statement.
Laundrie’s parents were subjected to scrutiny from the public over their refusal to speak to the media that have been stationed outside of their North Port home.
Bertolino said that the situation has been tragic for both Laundrie’s family and the family of Gabby Petito.
Laundrie was the only person of interest in the murder of the 22-year-old vlogger, who was found strangled to death in Wyoming last month.
Laundrie’s cause of death has not been revealed.
Further details on the condition the remains were found in have also not been released after it emerged on Thursday that it was part of a skull found during the search the previous day.
Laundrie had told his parents that he was going for a hike at the reserve on September 13 – which was the last time they saw him.
In an eerie twist, the remains of both Gabby and Brian were identified exactly one month apart.
Gabby’s were confirmed to be hers by a Wyoming coroner on September 21, according to the FBI.
And on Thursday, Brian’s remains were officially identified.
The fugitive has been on the run since his fiancé Gabby Petito was found strangled to death in Wyoming on September 19.
The FBI issued a warrant for his arrest on September 24 for misuse of a bank card that Gabby’s family confirmed belonged to her.
“This case is not over,” said Bertolino, adding that the family is waiting for experts to determine Laundrie’s cause of death.