The family of missing Gabby Petito who vanished in the US have begged her partner's parents for help and said their "lives are falling apart".
Gabby Petito, from New York, has not been seen since she left a hotel with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the US, on August 24.
She had been making a social media blog as she travelled around the United States with her fiancé before her disappearance.
Laundrie returned to their home in North Port, Florida, on September 1 without Gabby, who has not been seen or heard from.
Police named him as a person of interest in her disappearance on Wednesday.
Authorities have attempted to speak with him and his parents, but they have so far refused to cooperate.
In a letter addressed to Brian Laundrie's parents shared on social media the missing woman's family begged him to give more details about her disappearance.
They wrote: "We are writing this letter to ask you to help find our beautiful daughter.
"We understand you are going through a difficult time and your instinct to protect your son is strong. We ask you to put yourselves in our shoes.
"We haven't been able to eat or sleep and our lives are falling apart.
"We believe you know the location where Brian left Gabby. We beg you to tell us. As a parent how could you let us go through us go through this pain and hot help us?
"As a parent how could you put Gabby's younger brothers and sisters through this?
They added: "Please, if you or your family has any decency left, please tell us where Gabby is located. Tell us if we are even looking in the right place.
"All we want is Gabby to come home. Please help us make that happen."
Laundrie had broken his silence on Tuesday, releasing a statement through his legal team.
Through his lawyer he said he "understands a search has been organised in Wyoming" and called the disappearance an "extremely difficult time" for the family.
Gabby was reported missing by her mum Nichole Schmidt last Saturday and an investigation was started by Suffolk County Police Department.
Her and her partner had been sharing their trip, which began on July 2, on social media and were building up a following under the name “Nomadic Statik”.
She is described as 5ft 5in, with several tattoos, including one on her forearm reading “let it be”.Read More Read More