In an interview with CNN, Gabby Petito’s stepfather Jim Schmidt, was asked if he believed that the Laundrie family did not know where Ms Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie was.
Mr Schmidt took a deep breath before replying: “I’m not sure.”
He continued, “We’re happy they called the police in, and they want to cooperate… but I’m not going to speculate. I don’t know what to believe.”
Mr Laundrie’s family have told investigators they believe he entered the Carlton Reserve in Florida earlier this week, but no more information about his whereabouts has been released.