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Brian Laundrie’s sister breaks silence on Gabby Petito affair |  ABC Exclusive


Hours after the family of Gabby Petito, 22, made a statement to her fiancé’s family, begging for information about her disappearance, a family member is speaking out.

Brian Laundrie’s sister Cassie Laundrie broke her silence in an exclusive interview with GMA on Thursday.

“Obviously my family and I want Gabby to be found safe and sound,” Laundrie said. “She’s like a sister and my kids love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and sound and it’s just a big misunderstanding.”

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Hear more from Laundrie’s sister on “Good Morning America” Friday Morning.

Petito has been missing since late August while traveling across the country with Laundrie.

Petito’s family letter was read by family lawyer Richard Stafford on Long Island, where Petito and Laundrie are from, although they had lived in Florida for the past two years with the parents of Laundrie.

Click here to read the entire letter.

So far, the laundries have not helped the investigation, citing advice from legal counsel, which authorities say is hampering the investigation.

Brian Laundrie has been named a person of interest in the case, and the letter comes on the same day that Utah police released body camera footage of the police meeting with the couple on August 12.

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Laundrie brought the Ford Transit pickup back to Florida only on September 1, police said. Petito’s family filed a missing persons report last Saturday with Suffolk County Police.

Gabby Petito: Chronology of everything we know about his disappearance

Laundrie’s attorney, Steven Bertolino, said the Laundrie family hoped for Petito’s safe return, but asked them not to speak to investigators.

Petito is described as a white female, measuring around 5 feet 5 inches and 110 pounds.

She has blonde hair, blue eyes and several tattoos, including one on her finger and one on her forearm that says “Let it be”.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about Petito’s disappearance to contact Suffolk County Police at 1-800-220-TIPS, the North Port Police Department at 941-429-7382, or the FBI at 1- 800-CALL-FBI.

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