BRIAN Laundrie's sister claims her family's attorney "threw me under the bus" and that she and her children are "upset" at losing Gabby Petito.
Cassie Laundrie spoke out for the first time on Monday after the body of the 22-year-old vlogger was found on September 19 in a conversation with protesters outside her house.
She claimed she had been told not to speak about any information they had or their conversations with law enforcement but emerged from her house with her husband Jim Lyncx as her "kids are crying."
"We are just as angry and frustrated and upset as everyone else," Cassie told the crowd, claiming that her parents are also refusing to speak to her.
"I am losing my parents and my brother and my children's aunt and my future sister-in-law on top of this."
Cassie was pushed by the protesters on her earlier comments in an interview with Good Morning America before Gabby's body had been found and Brian was reported missing.
In the interview, she appeared to say that she had not spoken to her brother since he returned home to Florida on September 1 with Gabby's van but without her.
"The media ended up misconstruing what I said when they asked me if I had seen my brother. Like I said in the beginning, they didn't say have you seen Brian. It was, 'What's the weirdest thing about this all?'" Cassie said.
"I'm in the boat where I'm getting ignored by my family and thrown under the bus by my family's attorney," she added.
Cassie said that she and her husband do not have a lawyer and that attorney Steve Bertolino is representing her parents only.
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Bertolino had told Fox News that she had seen Brian when he visited her house with his parents on September 1, the day he arrived back, and again on a family camping trip on September 6.
Cassie confirmed that Brian was at her house on September 1 but said she did not know he was coming and traveled in his parents' Mustang, not in the white van.
She also confirmed she, her husband, and their sons met the family at Fort De Soto Park and had diner with the rest of the family on September 6.
Gabby was not mentioned during this trip, she claimed.
Cassie said she "doesn't know" if her brother killed his fiancé or if her parents are involved in his current disappearance.
She also confirmed Brian flew back to Florida between August 17 and 23 to empty the couple's storage unit.
She denied having seen the couple fight or Brian previously being violent toward women.
CASSIE LAUNDRIE ISSUES PLEA
In another interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday, Cassie called on Brian to "come forward" and called him a "mediocre survivalist."
She begged her fugitive brother to "get us out of this horrible mess."
"I really wish he had come to me first that day with the van because I don't know we'd be here," Cassie said.
The search for Brian continued on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest for misuse of a debit card that didn't belong to him on August 30.
He is not currently a suspect in Gabby's death but has been named as a person of interest.
She is believed to have died sometime between August 27 and 30.
Her cause of death has not been publically confirmed but it was ruled a homicide.
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