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North Port police pay visit to protestors outside Brian Laundrie’s parents’ house


Protestors taunting the parents of Brian Laundrie – whose girlfriend was slain during a cross-country road trip – are being warned to keep their distance.

Outraged members of the public began gathering weeks ago outside the Florida home of Chris and Roberta Laundrie, who some suspect are shielding their son from justice.

Their 23-year-old son and his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, moved into a Ford Transit camper van in July to begin an epic sightseeing tour of the nation’s natural treasures.

He returned alone to his parent’s North Port home September 1, refusing to speak to authorities about Petito, who was reported missing and later found dead.

Laundrie has since gone on the lam, and suspicions are mounting about how much his parents know about the case. 

Marissa Zdazinsky (who goes by Molly Golightly on YouTube) approached the Laundrie family’s home twice Sunday to leave pictures of Petito on the family’s doorstep.

Police soon arrived to caution her, and instructed other protestors to stop using bullhorns to torment the couple. 

YouTuber Molly Golightly (whose real name is Marissa Zdazinsky) is seen shouting October 17 outside the North Port, Florida, home of Brian Laundrie’s parents Chris and Roberta

A Northport police officer is seen speaking with Zdazinsky as she protests outside the home

A Northport police officer is seen speaking with Zdazinsky as she protests outside the home

 As protestors continue to harass the Laundrie family, the clan’s patriarch was seen over the weekend clearing out parts of a tribute to Petito erected on his lawn. 

It includes flowers, pumpkins, and an enlarged photo of the smiling woman captioned: ‘remembered me?’

A neon yellow sign appeared to trigger Chris Laundrie, who marched across his lawn Saturday to remove it, according to the New York Post.

Protestors are working to keep up a tribute to Gabby Petito on the Laundrie family's front lawn

Protestors are working to keep up a tribute to Gabby Petito on the Laundrie family’s front lawn 

Petito and boyfriend Brian Laundrie (pictured together) embarked on a road trip together in July, but only he returned. He's considered a person of interest, but has also gone missing

Petito and boyfriend Brian Laundrie (pictured together) embarked on a road trip together in July, but only he returned. He’s considered a person of interest, but has also gone missing

It’s not clear what the sign said.

Chris and Roberta Petito are under pressure to help police find their son, considered a person of interest in Petito’s strangulation.

Her body was found September 19 in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

The case made international headlines after Brian Laundrie returned from the journey alone, hired a lawyer, and refused to cooperate with investigators.

He was reported missing September 17 by his parents.

Petito's body was found September 19 in Grand Teton National Park. She was strangled

Petito’s body was found September 19 in Grand Teton National Park. She was strangled

Protestors have gathered outside the home of Chris and Roberta Laundrie (pictured), who they believe is shielding their son from justice. Their lawyer has denied those claims

Protestors have gathered outside the home of Chris and Roberta Laundrie (pictured), who they believe is shielding their son from justice. Their lawyer has denied those claims

The day before he disappeared, law enforcement officials said they considered him to be a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance.

The public has been suspicious of his parents, who through their lawyer have dismissed innuendo that they helped their son go into hiding.

The elder Laundries were the last ones to see their son before he disappeared.

They told police he was headed for the alligator-infested, 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota, Florida.

Investigators spent more than $1million scouring the area for Laundrie without success.

Protestors were ordered to stay off the Laundrie's property, and to stop using bullhorns

Protestors were ordered to stay off the Laundrie’s property, and to stop using bullhorns

A North Port police officer previous said there is ‘a lot of oddness’ about Laundrie’s parents claims and admitted that part of their story ‘just didn’t make sense’.

Protestors are continuing to put pressure on the Laundrie family by shouting at them through megaphones, building tributes, and hounding his parents.

Last week, the parents used the cover of darkness to pick up their mail, remove empty white laundry baskets from their lawn and take down a tribute poster to Petito.

Chris and Roberta Laundrie recently used the cover of darkness to clean protestors' mess

Chris and Roberta Laundrie recently used the cover of darkness to clean protestors’ mess

Video footage obtained exclusively by Fox News showed the couple emerging from their Florida home on a Sunday night to quickly clear their lawn and take a package from their mailbox.

The couple were seen picking up around 15 white plastic laundry baskets from their lawn after they were left there in protest. It appears to be a symbolic reference to protesters wanting the Laundrie family to air their dirty laundry and come clean with what they know about the case.

Christopher Laundrie joined authorities in the search for his son on October 7, with the family lawyer, Steven Bertolino claiming he offered his help to the FBI by showing them ‘trails and places’ he was known to frequent.



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