An attorney for Brian Laundrie’s family abruptly canceled a press conference scheduled for Tuesday – as authorities ramp up a criminal probe of the likely death of Laundrie’s girlfriend, Gabby Petito.
“As per my conversation with the FBI this evening there will be no press conference tomorrow,” attorney Steven Bertolino told The Post.
But Bertolino said it was “not true” that the FBI had advised him to cancel.
“Just not in my clients’ best interest,” he wrote in a text message.
The press conference would have been held on the same day of the autopsy on female human remains found in Wisconsin that authorities believe is Petito, 22.
FBI agents and local police raided Laundrie’s parents’ home in North Port, Fla. Monday calling it an active “crime scene.” Laundrie, 23, was supposedly last seen by his family last week, prior to the remains being found.
Bertolino had invited members of the press to a Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge for the conference, but he canceled only hours later. It would have constituted a rare public statement on behalf of the family and the first direct access to media since Long Island native Peti… (Read more)