A group of protesters gathered outside the Florida home of missing Long Island, New York native Gabby Petito’s fiancé on Thursday in an effort to push him to speak with investigators.
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A video posted by ABC7 Sarasota reporter Daniela Hurtado showed several protesters drive a golf cart past Brian Laundrie’s home in North Port, holding signs emblazoned with “North Port Loves Gabby,” “Speak Up!” and “Bring Gabby Home!”
Another pair of protesters held signs reading “Truth Always Comes Out!” and “Would She Bring You Home?” as they stood outside the home, a second video shows.
“We live just two minutes down the road, and North Port is such a family-friendly community,” one of the protesters told Hurtado. “We are really saddened by this whole situation. We can’t believe it’s so close to home.”
“I think it’s just a terrible thing that he is not speaking up and saying anything for the family to hear, because that’s just, our city isn’t like that. That’s not North Port,” she added. “We want to try and speak for the family and let them know that they’re not the only ones that are praying for their daughter and wishing that we find her safely.”
The Petito family’s attorney on Thursday sent a letter to Laundrie’s parents imploring them to help find Gabby.
"We believe you know the location of where Brian left Gabby. We beg you to tell us. As a parent, how could you let us go through this pain and not help us?” they wrote. “All we want is Gabby to come home.”