Was Cassie Laundrie's home searched? Brian's sister slammed for talking to press
'Gabby was a fun and loving influence to 'the boys' as she always referred to them,' Brian Laundrie's sister Cassie Laundrie said
Brian Laundrie's sister Cassie Laundrie has been the only member of the Laundrie family to talk to the investigators as well as the media regarding the mysterious disappearance and death of Gabby Petito. While her own brother and Petito's fiance Brian Laundrie is still out of the police radar, Cassie Laundrie released a statement from her and her husband's side. She also mourned Gabby Petito by sharing photos of postcards and letters that Petito had sent to her children.
"Right now my husband and I would like to express our condolences and prayers to the Petito family. Gabby was a fun and loving influence to 'the boys' as she always referred to them. We will cherish all the time spent with her," Laundrie said in her statement. Amid speculations and conspiracies of aiding her brother to escape, Cassie Laundrie's house in Lakewood Ranch was also searched by possible law enforcement personnel, shortly after Brian Laundrie's parent's house in North Port, Florida was believed to be searched.
On Sunday, September 19, police discovered the remains of a body in Wyoming, which she believed to be of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, though autopsy results are still awaited to determine the cause of her death. Her fiance Brian Laundrie, 23, reportedly has been missing since September 12, 2021. Investigators are searching for him in the 24,000-acre wildlife reserve near Sarasota but there has not been any trace of him yet.
Meanwhile, Cassie Laundrie reminisced the fond memories with Gabby Petito, as she shared handwritten postcards from her, addressed to Cassie's children. Referring to herself as 'Aunt Gabby', Petito mentioned heartwarming snippets of her cross-country trip with Brian Laundrie in the letters. She shared the story of 'the fattest squirrel' they saw and asked Cassie's sons to FaceTime her whenever they received the postcards.
Gabby Petito’s final texts & postcards she sent to Brian Laundrie’s sister Cassie. She loved Brian’s nephews like her own & he disposed of her like she was trash #gabbypetito #justiceforgabby #brianlaundrie #dirtylaundries #domesticviolence pic.twitter.com/jq4kNccnki— Katie Joy (@woacbofficial) September 20, 2021
Cassie also shared a screenshot of her last text conversation with Gabby Petito, where the latter told her "We're in the arches right now so we don't have the best WiFi, but we did send you some mail." In her reply, Cassie said, "Hey! Hopefully these pics come through then. They (her sons) had a great day, loved school! Can't wait to go back tomorrow. Happy boys. I don't check the mail everyday but I'll get it tomorrow morning after the bus for when they get home from school."
Cassie has appeared to be cooperating since the beginning of the investigation. However, with Brian Laundrie being the 'person of interest' in the case and the Laundrie family's non-cooperation with the police so far, social media users are agreeing that Cassie Laundrie should not be given clean chit as well.
"Cassie L., Brian's sister, called the body cam vid "typical" of their arguments.....said "it's what couples do"..... Meet The Laundrie family, everyone.... Explains their gaslighting homicidal son," a Twitter user wrote.
Another shared, "This is his sister Cassie speaking. I have no doubt she knew and his entire family tried protecting him." A third user speculated, "#CassieLaundrie is #thirsty. Unless you have/had something relevant on what your brother DID to Gabby or where she was last seen, why are you talking to the press?"
Cassie L., Brian's sister, called the body cam vid "typical" of their arguments.....said "it's what couples do".....— nunya (@nunya33369999) September 20, 2021
Meet The Laundrie family, everyone....
Explains their gaslighting homicidal son. https://t.co/g3MUvxosSU
This is his sister Cassie speaking.— Ivy (@Ivy50941483) September 19, 2021
I have no doubt she knew and his entire family tried protecting him.https://t.co/t8xwsdm0uQ
#GabbyPetito latest: #BrianLaundrie's sister reveals final texts from LI woman https://t.co/8L0IXk1V5a#CassieLaundrie is #thirsty. Unless you have/had something relevant on what your brother DID to Gabby or where she was last seen, why are you talking to the press?— Christine ** #GetVaccinated ** #STOPhateCrimes (@1legd_survivor) September 21, 2021
On Monday afternoon, September 20, a pair of possible law enforcement officers with the FBI showed up at Cassie Laundrie's doorstep in Lakewood Ranch, 35 miles from her parent's house in North Port. She was seen talking to the pair briefly before letting them inside the house. Though it is yet unclear whether they were searching her house as well.