It was reported earlier today by the Daily Wire that Cassie Laundrie, sister to Brian Laundrie, urged her brother to “come forward” as the FBI and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies continue searching for the missing 23-year-old.
Cassie sat for an interview with ABC News that aired on Tuesday. Her brother was last seen on September 14 by their parents days before authorities announced him a person-of-interest in the death of his fiancée, Gabby Petito.
“I would tell my brother to just come forward and get us out of this horrible mess,” Cassie told ABC News in the interview.
Cassie last saw her brother on September 6, less than a week after he returned from a cross-country camping trip without Petito. He went first to his parents’ house in the van that he and Petito had shared during the trip.
“I really wish he had come to me first that day with the van,” Cassie said, “because I don’t think we’d be here.” She later added that if she knew where he was, she would “turn him in.”
Conservative News Daily reports that “We just went for a couple of hours and we ate dinner and had s’mores around the campfire and left, and there was nothing peculiar about it,” she said, reflecting on the last time she saw her brother. “There was no feeling of grand goodbye. There was no nothing.”
“I’m frustrated that, in hindsight, I didn’t pick up on anything,” she added. “It was just a regular visit.”
Authorities found Petito’s body last month near an undeveloped campsite in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. A coroner identified her body and ruled her death a homicide on September 21.