Chris and Roberta Laundrie are making it clear that they want to be left alone after their son Brian Laundrie's remains were found.
On Monday, October 25 — days after the bones found in the Carlton Reserve were confirmed to be Brian's — the grieving father was seen planting a "No Trespassing" sign on the front lawn of the family's North Port, Flor., home.
It's no surprise that Chris and Roberta want to be left alone: They've been bombarded for weeks by protestors demanding answers to Gabby Petito's death and their son's mysterious disappearance. Things between Brian's parents and protestors have gotten so bad that Chris is now being sued for tearing down a poster placed outside his home.
Many believe the 23-year-old's parents were hiding information about their son's whereabouts, given that they immediately lawyered up when Brian returned home alone in September from the couple's cross-country road trip. The trio also refused to cooperate with authorities regarding Gabby's disappearance at the time.
Adding fuel to the fire, Chris was the one who found evidence off a trail at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park that led to the discovery of Brian's remains more than a month after he first disappeared.
OK! learned Chris and Roberta decided to not have a traditional funeral for their son — who was named a person of interest in Gabby's homicide. "The #Laundrie family attorney tells me there will be no funeral for #BrianLaundrie," Fox News producer Claudia Kelly-Bazan shared via Twitter on Saturday, October 23. "His body will be cremated, and given to his parents Chris & Roberta when the time comes."
Despite the Laundrie family attorney's insistence that neither Chris nor Roberta planted the evidence that led to their son's remains — as he called the allegations "hogwash" — protestors and even a former NYPD officer continue to question Brian's parents' involvement in the manhunt.
Calling the entire Gabby and Brian case a "sh*t show," retired Lieutenant Commander Tom Joyce said allowing Brian's parents to "walk off" on their own during such a serious search was "beyond him."
Joyce also alleged his parents could've tampered with the evidence, given that Chris was the one who found a bag that belonged to his missing son less than two hours after they began their search in the park.
However, they changed their timeline shortly after, explaining Brian left for the reserve on Monday, September 13. His venture into the reserve came days before his late fiancé's remains were found at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The young influencer, 22, died by manual strangulation.