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Brian Laundrie's Sister Has Been Overwhelmed With Death And Kidnapping Threats, Records Show
Cassie Laundie Luycx and her husband have reportedly been receiving death and kidnapping threats as investigators continue to search for Brian Laundrie.
Brian Laundrie’s sister is reportedly being inundated with death threats as investigators continue to hunt for the notorious fugitive this week in Florida.
Police records obtained by Florida outlet WFLA reveal that the Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies have stopped by Cassie Laundrie Luycx’s Lakewood Ranch home that she shares with her husband and kids multiple times in the past two weeks.
On Sept. 19, Cassie’s husband, James, told police that he was receiving “messages from random people” about “killing his family and kidnapping his kids.”
The 22-year-old travel blogger was last seen alive while traveling cross-country with Laundrie, her 23-year-old boyfriend. He returned to his parents’ home in North Port without her and has been named a person of interest in her disappearance. A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Laundrie's arrest, which cites the unauthorized use of a debit or credit card following Petito’s murder.
Laundrie Luycx and her husband live 35 miles away from North Port, where Laundrie stayed with his parents Chris and Roberta Laundrie before vanishing in mid-September. His parents initially told police he'd left their home on Sept. 14, but later said that he'd actually vanished one day prior, on Sept. 13. Multiple attempts to find him at a swampy reserve where they say he went hiking have not been successful.
On Oct. 1, police were called to Laundrie Luycx's home again about “suspicious circumstances,” WFLA reported.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.
Earlier this month, Laundrie Luycx told a small group of protestors outside of her house that she’s “baffled and blown away” by her parents’ apparent silence. She also said that she feels ignored by her family and “thrown under the bus” by their attorney.
The Laundries had referred law enforcement to their lawyer before Petito’s remains were found and have been somewhat quiet while the search for their son continues. Their attorney, Steven Bertolino, told Oxygen.com last week that Chris Laundrie has assisted the search for his son. He also said that the parents feel it’s useless to make any public statement urging their son to turn himself in.
“The parents don’t believe he is watching the news in any way, shape or form,” Bertolino told the New York Post. “They believe he’s in the preserve or some other type of wilderness area if he has left the preserve. So putting out a public plea and getting scrutiny for that is not necessarily in their best interest.”
"The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media" will air on Oxygen on Monday, January 24 at 9/8c. It's also available to stream on Peacock now.