Brian Laundrie’s parents could face serious charges should it be confirmed they obstructed or lied to the authorities.
As the manhunt for the wanted 23-year-old continues, his parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie are facing calls to come forward and ‘spill the truth’ about their son’s disappearance.
While members of the public were quick to accuse the couple of aiding and abetting their son and his escape due to their lack of cooperation with the authorities, the Laundrie family lawyer insists Brian’s parents have no idea where he is.
Now, a former federal prosecutor spoke out about the parents’ situation and suggested they could be charged with obstruction and accessory should it be proven that they deceived, mislead, or lied to the investigators about their son’s disappearance and his whereabouts.
“If they provided false information to law enforcement that let Brian Laundrie take off and get a week head start, or if the parents sent law enforcement on a wild goose chase, searching the preserve when he wasn’t there, there’s certainly a basis to charge them,” former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani said in an interview with Fox News.
Weighing in on the matter was also a former Miami-Dade homicide detective who suggested it will be hard to prove the parents were involved in any wrongdoing unless the authorities have firm evidence suggesting otherwise.
“Since he [Brian] lawyered up right away, I doubt they made any statements,” Pat Diaz said.
“So it’s going to be hard-pressed to prove [wrongdoing] unless they get actual evidence on the parents, which I don’t think they’re going to have.”
As of this writing, it remains unclear to us what Chris and Roberta Laundrie had told the FBI and what physical or digital evidence the feds might hold against them.
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