The family of missing Long Island woman Gabby Petito on Tuesday slammed her boyfriend for stonewalling police and refusing to say where he last saw the 22-year-old — as the search for her continues.
Her family’s statement came just hours after Petito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie — who continues to dodge cops — broke his silence, saying through his lawyer that he would “remain in the background.”
Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, and her father, Joe Petito, have both pleaded for her return.
“The Schmidt and Petito family are going through the worst moments of their lives,” according to the statement, posted on Twitter Tuesday by WNBC reporter Pei-Sze Cheng.
“Brian is refusing to tell Gabby’s family where he last saw her,” their statement said. “Brian is also refusing to explain why he left Gabby all alone and drove her van to Florida. These are critical questions that require immediate answers.