Brian Laundrie is said to have taken his own life by shooting himself in the head, according to a counsel for the Laundrie family who spoke to CNN on Tuesday.
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been advised that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and that the method of death was suicide,” claimed the attorney Steven Bertolino. “Chris and Roberta Laundrie have also been informed that the manner of death was suicide.” “Hanging was the chosen method of execution.”
CNN has followed up with Bertolino and contacted the authorities for additional comment regarding how Laundrie got a firearm. The skeletal remains of Laundrie were discovered in a nature preserve in Florida last month following a manhunt that lasted for one week.
Just a few days before Laundrie went missing, the authorities received a complaint that his fiancee, Gabby Petito, had gone missing. While driving across the country in a van that had been customized, the pair had been sharing updates on their travels on various social media platforms throughout the summer.
When Laundrie traveled back to the home he shared with his parents in Florida on September 1st, Petito was not among the belongings he brought. At this time, the authorities sought to ask the family about Petito’s whereabouts. According to Laundrie’s parents, he went missing on September 13 or 14 after leaving the house with a backpack.
The family of Petito asserts that they are “aware of the goings-on” regarding Laundrie. The family has reportedly been asked by the United States Attorney’s Office and the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office in Wyoming not to issue an official statement.
This is according to a statement that the family published. On September 19th, the skeletal remains of Petito were discovered in Wyoming. Her death was ruled a homicide, and the cause of death was determined to be physical strangulation.
As the inquiry into her death proceeds, the family has reportedly been asked to remain silent in accordance with the statement that has been released. The conclusion that Laundrie had taken his own life by shooting himself in the head was reached by a medical examiner’s office in the state of Florida on Tuesday. According to the statement in the release sent by the office, the autopsy report would not be made public “until the law enforcement investigation has been completed.”
Chronology of the Petito case
At this moment, it is unknown what caused Petito to pass away at this particular time period. She was never accused of any crime, and no charges were ever made against her, even though the FBI regarded Laundrie as a “person of interest” in her death.
However, in the days that followed her passing, he was already facing accusations for improperly using the accounts of two other people, which means that he was already in legal danger when she passed away.
The remains of Laundrie were discovered on October 20 in North Port’s Carlton Reserve, in an area of the nature reserve that had been submerged during previous inspections of the 25,000-acre property.
The discovery location was in an area of the nature reserve that had been submerged during those previous inspections. Before her remains were located, Laundrie had been missing for a period of time spanning several years. “Submerged Area” is the name given to the location where the skeletons and other remains were discovered.
The remains of Laundrie’s baby were discovered on the same day that Laundrie’s father was searching alongside the police for the body of his own son, who had been missing since the tragedy. Laundrie’s baby had been killed in the accident. While doing so, he came across a notepad not too far away from the spot where his son’s body had been found.
During that time, several knowledgeable people debated whether the notebook had the vital information required to solve the riddle. They did this since the notebook was in their possession at the time. They came up with the concept that the information in question could be discovered in the notebook.
The authorities have not indicated whether or not they have acquired any new information from the wet notebook, but they have also not ruled out the possibility. Additionally, they have not confirmed that they have done so.
Bertolini asserts that during the month of October, Laundrie’s parents “many times” brought up the subject of the possibility that their son had taken his own life by committing suicide. Bertolini believes this is evidence that Laundrie’s parents were aware that their son might have taken his own life. Throughout the course of the month, this activity was carried out. Bertolini claims that this occurrence has taken place “many times.”