Amidst the turmoil, the parents of Brian Laundrie said in a brief statement that they were sorry for Ms. Petito’s “loss,” and that their sincere condolences go out to her and her family. However, the parents will not be answering any questions from the media today.
“We have several pictures of Brian in our home, and we are very much aware of his photo and likeness. At the same time, we refuse to accept any questions regarding Brian or any details about his case. At this point, we refuse to sit back and be used as a news source, or to answer questions pertaining to his safety.”
“I understand that we have lost a great talent and so many talented friends. I am so very sorry for Gabby’s loss and wish her the best as she makes her way through this painful time.”
“I will always remember Gabby for all of her remarkable talent and creativity. I will also remember the loving, supportive, and caring mother and woman she was, and I will always love her.”
The parents say they just wanted to respect Gabby’s wishes and that the only way to put this tragedy behind them is to keep their focus on their families and their work.