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Gabby Petito’s uncle blasts ‘disgusting’ rest in peace comments by Brian Laundrie family attorney

The Independent
The Independent
 2021-09-22

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The uncle of Gabby Petito has lashed out at “disgusting” comments made by an attorney representing the family of her boyfriend Brian Laundrie.

Remains found on Sunday in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest were confirmed as Ms Petito’s on Tuesday .

A coroner ruled the 22-year-old’s death was a homicide, and is continuing to try to determine her cause of death .

After her body was identified by authorities on Tuesday, Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino told Fox: “May Gabby Rest in Peace.”

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In response, Ms Petito’s uncle Steve Petito told Fox News his family “don’t require nor want your empathy”.

“As far as the law is concerned this law firm may be immune due to attorney/client privilege,” Mr Petito, the brother of Ms Petito’s father Joe, wrote on Instagram.

“But in the eyes of the public you are as guilty and complicit with this massive cover-up and stalling tactic.

“We don’t require nor want your empathy. By you trying to show compassion here at this moment is beyond disgusting.”

The Independent has approached Mr Bertolino for comment.

Mr Petito said no further comment would be made until Ms Petito had been brought home to New York from Wyoming.

Mr Laundrie left his family home in Florida the day before he was named a “person of interest”. Authorities are conducting a nationwide hunt for hi, and appealing for help from the public.

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Que Sera Sera
28d ago

Of course it came from the lawyer, they have no regard for Gabby and her family. I believe he's guilty and I believe his parents helped him disappear. They have been no help at all. I don't know what would hurt them most, finding him dead or finding him alive and being sent to jail forever.

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Dawn Jordan
28d ago

real compassion would be to tell them what you know. a murdered soul cannot rest with her killer free

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American born & bred
28d ago

The family of Brian need to turn him over even if it's anonymously . Gabby family needs closure.

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