A PROTESTER who left a ‘dirty laundry’ basket outside of Brian Laundrie’s Florida home has hit back at social media critics who accused her of “dishonoring” slain vlogger Gabby Petito.
Marissa Zdazinsky, 46, of Hershey, 宾夕法尼亚州, 已经 camped outside of the Laundrie family home in Bayport, Florida for the last three days.
The Youtuber, who goes by the name Molly Golightly, exclusively told The Sun she decided to travel to the Sunshine State because she wanted to be “Gabby’s voice” and confront the Laundrie family on her behalf.
然而, Marissa caused a stir on social media over the weekend when images of a washing basket she left in the Laundrie’s front yard were shared on Twitter.
The basket contained several house cleaning supplies, a can of Monster Energy, and a sign which read: “Dirty Laundrie Come Clean”. It was placed at the back of a small collection of flowers and cards addressed to Gabby.
Some viewers of the image characterized the stunt as “distasteful”, with one user imploring Ruiz to take down his post, 写作: “Don’t encourage this behavior, please! This is tasteless and dishonorable to have next to Gabby’s memorial.”
But speaking to The Sun, Marissa pushed back against her critics, insisting she was simply attempting to get Brian Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta, to start cooperating with police and help find their son, who has been on the run for nearly three weeks.
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“The laundry basket and its contents that I placed was in front of the Laundrie family’s home as a concrete message to them. It is symbolic of their failure to ‘come clean’ with the truth.”
Marissa also reiterated that the basket wasn’t placed at Gabby’s official memorial, located nearby at Bayport City Hall, as some had claimed, rather on the 洗衣店’ front lawn “because it was a message” specifically for them.
“What I say to [anyone criticizing] is that they were not there,” 她说. “If they find is so ‘gross’ and ‘repulsive’ they should make their way down to Northport and remove it themselves.
“I want everyone to know that I meant well. And I mean what I say, I stand by it. Everything I said and everything I did, I did because I want this to end for Gabby’s family’s sake.”
Speaking about her decision to leave the basket, Marissa said of Laundrie’s parents: “I want them to realize that they are selfish. This is a selfish thing, what they’re doing to Gabby’s family [by staying silent], to their neighbors, to their grandchildren.”
Despite some criticism, directly Marissa said she has only received messages of support and encouragement following the stunt.
“Everyone has been telling me it was ‘brilliant’, ‘epic’, or that they ‘wish they could’ve said that,'” the vlogger said.
She further explained that she decided to include a can of Monster Energy in the protest hamper as a reference to a can found by Dog the Bounty Hunter earlier this week at Fort De Soto Park where he is conducting an independent search for Laundrie.
“I’ve been saying to everyone I included it as a message to Brian’s mom: This is for your monster son, the monster you raised.”
Marissa protested outside of the Laundrie’s home for three days, describing the experience as “难的” and impactful.
She also took part in a demonstration outside of the home of Laundrie’s sister, Cassie Laundrie, who previously claimed she hadn’t seen her brother in the days before his disappearance but admitted this week she actually saw him twice.
“I’ve just never seen anything like this before. 我不知所措” Marissa said. “And to be down there and see how selfish this family is being has made me want to go back home and never return.
“I did the most that I possibly could for Gabby. I was her voice.
“I don’t care about [the Laundries], but it would just make everyone so relieved if they would just cooperate with authorities and do the right thing.”
Marissa flew back to Pennsylvania on Sunday night. She said she currently has no plans to return to the Laundries’ home in Florida.
Along with a memorial to Gabby, the Laundrie home has been the site of frequent protests in recent weeks, with one coming to blows at the end of September amid rising tensions.
Followers of Gabby Petito’s case have also been sending bouquets of flowers to the home in droves, along with messages of tribute addressed to the murdered 22-year-old.
The Laundrie family has not made a statement regarding the protests, the memorial, 或者 location of their son, 布赖恩·劳德里.
在周五, 十月 1, the family made a brief statement through their attorney, saying they believe 布赖恩 is still in Florida.
“They are concerned, 但 hopeful that he is found alive,” attorney Steve Bertolino said.
Brian Laundrie has now been missing for nearly three weeks.
His fiancee Gabby Petito was found dead at a campsite near the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on September 19, after a nine-day search.
A preliminary autopsy report ruled the manner of her death a homicide, but a specific cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Gabby had been around two months into a planned four-month road trip with her fiance Brian Laundrie, 23, when she was killed.
She was last seen alive on August 27. Brian then quietly returned home to Florida alone on September 1, failing to alert police or Gabby’s family that she was missing.
He reportedly acted “without a care in the world” upon his return, neighbors said, mowing the front yard and enjoying idyllic bike rides with his mom.
As reported by The Sun last week, he also went camping with his family at Fort De Soto Park on September 6.
Gabby was eventually reported missing by her mother in New York on September 11.
然后, 在九月 14, Brian allegedly vanished after telling his parents he was going hiking at Carlton Reserve.
But they didn’t report Brian missing until three days later when police showed up at their home.
LAUNDRIE AT LARGE
Laundrie is not currently considered a suspect in Gabby’s murder but is considered a person of interest.
He also has a warrant out for his arrest on bank fraud allegations after allegedly racking up $1,000 in charges on a debit card between August 30 和九月 1 that’s believed to have belonged to Gabby.
Law enforcement is still searching Carlton Reserve for traces of Laundrie, while TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter is scouring Fort De Soto.
加比·佩蒂托, 22, 最后一次出现是在八月 24, 离开犹他州的一家旅馆. 这是 Gabby Petito 失踪的时间表:
- 六月 2021 – Gabby Petito 和她的未婚夫 Brian Laundrie 开始穿越美国的越野之旅.
- 七月 4 – 加比 发布自己在戈夫县赤脚的照片, 堪萨斯州.
- 七月 8 – Gabby 在科罗拉多州的大沙丘国家公园发布了自己的照片.
- 七月 18 – 加比和 布赖恩 在犹他州锡安国家公园张贴自己的照片.
- 八月 12 – 身体相机镜头已发布 9 月展示了 Brian 和 Gabby 在犹他州与警察的一次遭遇. 警方证实没有重大伤亡报告.
- 八月 19 – Gabby 和 Brian 发布了一个视频 在他们的 YouTube 频道上记录他们的旅行.
- 八月 24 – 加比被发现离开盐湖城的一家酒店, 犹他州.
- 八月 25 – Gabby Facetimes 她的妈妈, 妮可·施密特, 最后一次. 在后来的警方报告中, 施密特说她与女儿的谈话透露了 “越来越紧张” 她和布莱恩之间.
- 八月 25 – Gabby 还发布了她最后的 Instagram. 没有给出位置.
- 八月 27 – 加比是 被认为是最后一次看到. 目击者声称他们在杰克逊霍尔的一家餐厅与工作人员发生爆炸性争吵时看到布赖恩, 泪流满面地离开加比.
- 八月 27 – 四小时后, 驾车穿过大提顿国家公园的旅游博主驶过这对夫妇的面包车 “弃” 在土路上.
- 九月 1 – 布莱恩回到家 佛罗里达 没有加比.
- 九月 11 – 盖比的父母 向萨福克县警方报告她的失踪.
- 九月 14 – 布莱恩的家人发表声明称他已聘请律师，不会与调查人员合作.
- 九月 14 – 布莱恩是 据称最后一次见到 由他的家人. 据报道，他告诉他们他要去 Cartlon Reserve 徒步旅行，但没有回来.
- 九月 15 – 佛罗里达州北港警方宣布 布赖恩是一个有趣的人 在这种情况下. 他没有被指控犯有任何罪行.
- 九月 16 – 犹他州警方释放 身体相机镜头 警察与布赖恩和加比的相遇.
- 九月 17 – 布莱恩的父母 说他们已经几天没有见到他们的儿子并报告他失踪了.
- 九月 18 – 警方宣布他们在佛罗里达州的卡尔顿保护区寻找布赖恩. 警方宣布他们没有发现任何东西.
- 九月 19 – 怀俄明州当局说 他们在大提顿国家公园发现了一具尸体. 联邦调查局宣布尸体被认为是 Gabby 的，但需要首先完成完整的法医鉴定以确认.
- 九月 20 – 警方对 Laundrie 的家执行搜查令, 夺取 他的银色野马 和一个硬盘驱动器，可能包含 “与证明已犯下重罪有关的证据。”
- 九月 21 – 官方宣布他们将 进行尸检 在怀俄明州发现的遗骸上确认它们是否属于 Gabby. 警方也恢复了对洗衣店的搜索, 这次在卡尔顿保护区的威尼斯一侧.
- 九月 21 – 联邦调查局宣布在怀俄明州发现的尸体被确认为加比的. 死因尚未公布.
- 九月 21 – 提顿县验尸官办公室说 加比的官方死因 仍在等待中，但最初的死亡方式是他杀.
- 九月 22 – 警方继续搜查 卡尔顿保护区 有一点洗衣店，但没有线索. 一个专业的潜水队被召集来协助狩猎.
- 九月 23 – 官方宣布了一项 联邦逮捕令 因为布赖恩被发布.
- 九月 26 – 加比的 葬礼 在长岛举行, 纽约.