FBI agents entered the Florida home of Christopher and Roberta Laundrie on Monday after a body was found Sunday in Grand Teton National Park that matched the description of missing woman Gabby Petito.
Brian Laundrie, Petito’s fiancé, has been reportedly missing since Sept. 14, with his parents filing a missing persons report on Sept. 17.
Who are Brian Laundrie’s parents, Christopher and Roberta Laundrie?
Christopher and Roberta Laundrie exit their home as FBI agents execute a search warrant at their Florida home, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (Photo: Paul Best/Fox News)
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Christopher Laundrie, 62, and Roberta Laundrie, 55, live in North Port, Fla., according to public records. The couple have two children: Cassandra “Cassie” Laundrie, 32, and Brian, 23.
The Laundries own Juicer Services, a company started in 2017 that sells and services commercial juicing equipment. The Florida company registry lists Roberta Laundrie as the “registered agent” of the company, and a New York registry from 2018 lists Christopher Laundrie as CEO of the company.
Brian Laundrie and Petito moved in with his parents in 2019; the following year, they got engaged. The couple both worked at a Publix supermarket prior to their road trip.
After a body matching Petito’s description was found Sunday in Wyoming, Christopher and Roberta Laundrie issued a statement through their lawyer, Steven Bertolino: “The news about Gabby Petito is heartbreaking. The Laundrie family prays for Gabby and her family.
The couple has otherwise largely remained quiet following the missing persons report for Petito, avoiding questions whenever they made a brief appearance outside their home. The Laundries said they picked up Brian Laundrie’s Ford Mustang Tuesday from the nature reserve where the search was taking place, though they did not report him missing until police showed up at their home Friday.
Peter Aitken is a New York born-and-raised reporter with a focus on national and global news.