Brian Laundrie’s parents are selling their Florida home after his death and the killing of his fiancee Gabby Petito.
A ‘for sale’ sign was seen in front of the North Port home of Chris, 62, and Roberta Laundrie, 55, which is where their son Brian was last seen before he disappeared and was later found in October.
The house had previously been swarmed with reporters after Brian Laundrie returned on his own from a road trip without his fiancee.
Gabby Petito’s remains were later found at a Wyoming park in September.
Brian Laundrie’s parents listed their home days after their lawyer said their 23-year-old son had been killed by a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The family’s lawyer Steve Bertolino has dismissed allegations that Brian Laundrie’s parents had been involved in both their son and Gabby Petito’s death and won’t face charges.
Both Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito lived in his parent’s home until their deaths.
The Laundrie family home, which sits on a 10,00 square foot lot, is estimated to be worth an approximated $210,000 and $340,000, according to a newspaper outlet. It’s unclear if its connection to one of the most notorious crimes of the decade will help or hinder its value.
The FBI had previously received backlash after withholding information that Brian Laundrie had a gun during their hunt for him.
Steve Bertolino, told a newspaper outlet that one of the family’s guns was missing when Brian Laundrie disappeared, but that they kept it secret because they didn’t want the public to panic. It remains unclear where the gun is now.
Steve Bertolino said that they didn’t want the public going into a frenzy on that and he wasn’t deemed dangerous to anyone that he might have met out on the street.
A gun was hanging in his bedroom in photos taken by a real estate website before he disappeared.
For weeks, the FBI declined to answer questions regarding if Brian Laundrie should be considered armed and dangerous.
Steve Bertolino also told Insider that he had no reason to believe any charges would be filed against the dead man’s parents, even though the Laundrie’s had received national backlash for their silence when Gabby Petito was first reported missing on September 11.
Steve Bertolino said that Chris and Roberta are still grieving the loss of their son and are hopeful that those findings bring closure to both families.
Chris and Roberta shouldn’t be blamed because they’ve been through hell for the sins of their son Brian. They weren’t to blame because they didn’t kill anyone, they protected their son because he hadn’t been found culpable of a crime apart from using Gabby Petito’s bank card, and in America, you’re innocent until proven guilty.
However, what they did was extremely cruel because they must have known how worried and desperate Gabby Petito’s family must have been. At the very least they could have responded to them, but then their son did bring this onto them.
The problem is they might be able to move but the legacy will follow them everywhere, although it will calm down because, in the end, nobody will give a damn about what happened – what’s today’s news is tomorrow’s history.
I don’t blame them for moving, but they didn’t exactly behave in a responsible way, but then again, a parent is always a parent and they will always protect their child, and they’ll probably do what O J Simpson did and purchase a $1 million home in Palm Beach because in Florida homes are untouchable in lawsuits.