THE family of missing road tripper Gabby Petito alleges that her boyfriend’s parents know where she is as they urged them to speak up.

The 22-year-old vlogger had been traveling across America with Brian Laundrie, 23, since July before he returned to Florida alone earlier this month.

Laundrie hired an attorney and reportedly refused to cooperate with cops before he was named as a person of interest by police.

Gabby’s family has accused Laundrie’s parents of withholding information about her potential whereabouts, the New York Post reports.

There is no evidence that the Laundrie family is withholding any details.

Attorney Richard Stafford said in a press conference Thursday: “The family is devastated. Every day that this goes on, they are more and more devastated. They’re at the point that desperation has turned to anger."

The lawyer alleged: “They know that the Laundries know where their daughter is, and they will not tell them. That’s infuriating.”

Gabby and Laundrie traveled across the country in their camper van and she is last known to have visited Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 25.

The couple planned to visit Yellowstone National Park but never made it.

A final text that was sent from her phone just days later on August 30 read: “No service in Yosemite.”

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Yosemite is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California – around 800 miles away from Grand Teton.

Gabby’s mom claims the final text was not sent from her – an allegation that seems to be backed up by a close friend of the vlogger who says that they were set to meet a Yellowstone National Park.

She told MailOnline: "That text was NOT from Gabby I know it!"

It remains unknown who sent the message.

The vlogger's friend, who wanted to remain anonymous, told The Sun: “[The] last time I talk [ed] to Gabby was the beginning of August when we were planning for me to meet her in Yellowstone after my birthday.”

Gabby also told a friend on August 27 on Snapchat that she was heading for Yellowstone National Park, according to reports.

Her pal said they hadn’t decided on a date to meet at Yellowstone but she was meant to call her on her birthday August 29 to finalize plans.

She said: “My birthday is the 29th. I don’t know why she’d send that text [to her mom] and not message me.”

The vlogger’s friend also believes that Gabby wouldn’t send a text saying “no service”.


Police named Laundrie as a person of interest in the case earlier this week.

The pair were reportedly stopped in their van in Moab, Utah on August 12.

A police report detailing an alleged incident involving the couple revealed that Petito was “crying uncontrollably” in the passenger seat of their van after a “fight”.

The document, obtained by The Sun, states: "At no point in my investigation did Gabrielle stop crying, breathing heavily, or compose a sentence without needing to wipe away tears."

Officer Daniel Scott revealed a witness saw the couple "arguing over a phone" before the pair drove away.

Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.

Gabby and Laundrie lived together in Florida the past two years having met in high school in New York.


They had been documenting their "Van Life" travels on their social media accounts and set up a YouTube channel just three weeks ago to chronicle their adventures through national state parks.

They traveled across America in their white camper van – which has since been seized by cops.

Gabby was reported missing by her family on the weekend of September 11.

The investigation into Gabby’s disappearance continues as family members continue to beg for information.

Gabby’s stepfather James Schmidt claimed Laundrie “has to know something”.

He told MailOnline: “He was with her, so he has to know something.

“We deserve more. Gabby deserves more information out there. She deserves to be found and brought home safe. And we need you to step up and do the right thing.”

Laundrie didn't respond to The Sun's request for comment when approached.

And, the sister of Laundrie, Cassie has insisted her family wants Gabby to be found safe.

She told Good Morning America: "Obviously me and my family want Gabby to be found safe. She's like a sister and my children love her (sic)."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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