Brandi Laurent: Through A Blogger’s Eye Part 3
On we go…Part 3
On November 9, the wonderful group of volunteers known as Texas Equusearch began their search for Brandi. There was a lot of excitement the group was involved, which to me was a little confusing because if they were successful, it would be because Brandi was found dead. But I understood the need for some sort of closure. I contacted Cindy Wisdom from TES and explained there were people around the country who were interested in this story and asked if I could get search updates from her. She agreed providing that I didn’t release anything until the family was fully briefed. These searches generally take more than a day. Sometimes people are found, often they are not. Cindy was confident they would be successful. With the search scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in Kiln, we agreed I’d call at 10 for the first update. I called expecting to get information like the number of searchers, the weather, etc. I was not expecting to hear what I heard. “We found her,” Cindy said. I was speechless. It would be another 90 minutes before I could say anything.Leo was rumored to be at a soccer tournament. He had told me as much in an earlier interview. He since recanted that and said he was in an “undisclosed location” nearby monitoring the search. A meeting was set up between him and the father of missing student Natalee Holloway who was present at the search. It was at that time Leo was met by police. He was not taken into any official custody, rather just talked to.
My thoughts, to be honest, given all that had gone on was Leo had to be involved. I sent him an email.
I’ve always been up front with you. Let’s clear the air on really what happened that night. It may very well, in some way, give you some peace. I do hope that for you.
To my surprise, he answered. He didn’t want to do it by phone. He wanted questions emailed to him which I did. Hindsight is 20/20 and some of his answers, knowing what we know now, are chilling.
It’s pretty safe to say he had been to that exact location…when he buried Brandi. It almost seems like he’s bragging no one found her before this point.
How do you think the public’s perception of you has changed since you’ve come out and spoke with the media?
Or more concerned people will find out what happened to Brandi and the resulting public opinion of him….
How are the children doing? They know now that their mother didn’t walk out on them but at the same time, they know she won’t be coming back. How are you helping them through this?