Additional facts about Brian Laundries’s cause of death. The cause of death of Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, whose disappearance last summer sparked a firestorm, was disclosed.
The cause of death of Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, whose disappearance last summer sparked a firestorm, was disclosed.
The cause of death of Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito whose disappearance sparked a firestorm late last summer, was disclosed on Monday when authorities reported that just his bones remained after he was largely devoured by animals.
According to an autopsy report by the Medical Examiner of Sarasota, Florida, Laundrie died from a headshot wound.
According to the medical examiner’s findings, Laundrie’s skeleton remains were discovered in a densely forested region of the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County in October and had been submerged in “up to three feet and maybe more” water for an extended length of time before discovery.
Due to “severe carnivore activity demonstrated by various gouging and gnawing scars typical with carnivores and omnivores including canines such as wild dogs and coyotes as well as rats and raccoons,” only Laundrie’s skeleton survived, according to officials.
According to the 47-page investigation, retrieved artifacts from where Laundrie’s remains were discovered included a bag with a tent and flares, a piece of paper and a red cap with the brand “Moab Coffee Roasters,” and a wooden box with a small diary and photographs.
According to the FBI, Laundrie wrote in the journal recovered with his remains that he was responsible for Gabby Petito’s death.
Laundrie had been the focus of a search for weeks when his corpse was discovered. In November, Laundrie’s family was notified that he shot himself in the head, and his death has been deemed a suicide, according to family attorney Steve Bertolino.