The desperate dad of a Long Island woman who went missing during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend told The Post on Monday that he is only focused on bringing her home — adding, “All of the crap afterward will sort itself out.”
Gabby Petito, 22, was last known to be in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park in late August after heading out on a road trip a month earlier with her boyfriend, identified on social media as Brian Laundrie.
Laundrie, who has since returned to Florida, has reportedly hired a lawyer and refused to cooperate with authorities.
“I want to keep the focus on finding [Gabby],” Joe Petito told The Post amid questions about what happened to his daughter. “[Laundrie] doesn’t matter. The van [they were in] doesn’t matter.
“Don’t focus on the crap, focus on finding her. I can’t implore that enough. All of the crap afterward will sort itself out. Please find her. I beg you,” the dad said, addressing authorities and the public.
The pair had been making various stops in the van across the country, with her planning to ultimately end up in Portland, Ore., to link up with a family friend around Halloween.
“They converted that camper. She’s traveled before but not with a converted van and being free like that,” her father told The Post.
Petito said that during her travels, his daughter kept in regular contact with the family.
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