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Missing YouTuber’s fiancé Gabby Petito says he “hopes” she can be found

Missing YouTuber Gabby Petito’s fiance has broken his silence over her disappearance, issuing a statement through his lawyer to say he hopes the search for her will be “successful.”

Ms Petito, 22, of Long Island, has not been seen since leaving a Salt Lake City hotel on Aug. 24 with her partner Brian Laundrie.

Mr Laundrie returned home alone in North Point, Florida, and the couple’s van was seized by law enforcement over the weekend.

The family refused to allow him to speak to the police and instead gave them a contact for their lawyer.

On Tuesday afternoon, the family’s attorney released a statement saying, “It is an extremely difficult time for the Petito family and the Laundrie family.

“I understand that a search has been arranged for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

“On behalf of the Laundrie family, we hope that the search for Miss Petito will be successful and that Miss Petito will be reunited with her family.

“On the advice of the lawyer, the Laundrie family remain in the background at this point and will have no further comment.”

The Independent Gt