Brian Laundrie shot himself in the head, family lawyer confirms
Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, shot himself in the head, autopsy results show.
Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt for more than a month as investigators searched for clues in Ms Petito’s death while traveling across the country together.
The Laundrie family’s attorney, Steven Bertolino, said his parents had been informed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and that the cause of death was suicide.
Laundrie’s remains were discovered by his parents and the FBI in Myakkahatachee Creek Environmental Park on October 20.
The remains, including part of a human skull, were found along with a backpack and notebook in an area of the park previously submerged in water.
Authorities have also attempted to repair a personal notebook that had been retrieved from a dry bag near his body as part of their investigation into the death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito.
Critical to their research are Laundrie’s digital communications, including his texts and emails, social media use, and internet history prior to his death.
Dog the Bounty Hunter questions the latest on Brian Laundrie
Dog the Bounty Hunter has questioned the latest details released about Brian Laundrie’s autopsy results, suggesting he believes the fugitive could still be alive.
Just hours after news broke on Tuesday that Laundrie had died of suicide, Duane “Dog” Chapman appeared on Fox News to give his take on the proceedings.
During his interview with the station, Mr. Chapman spoke of the fugitive as if there was still some doubt that the human remains found in Florida last month were not his.
“If he’s alive, he’ll be arrested,” Mr Chapman said before adding: “At the moment it looks like he committed suicide.”
“It’s a tragedy for both families,” he said.
Eleanor SlyNovember 25, 2021 08:34
Did Brian Laundrie leave a suicide note? Damaged Notebook Could Offer Last Chance To Learn How Gabby Petito Died
A notebook found close to the skeletal remains of Gabby Petito’s friend Brian Laundrie may be the authorities’ last hope of finding answers about her death.
Laundromat, whose death was confirmed Tuesday as suicide gunshot wounds, was found Oct. 20 at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, along with personal items, including a notebook sealed in a dry bag.
The area had been under water for nearly a month and the notebook suffered water damage, but North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor said last month it may be “storage space.”
Eleanor SlyNovember 25, 2021 07:33
Brian Laundrie: Everything we know about Gabby Petito’s boyfriend
ICYMI: Ever since human remains found in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park have been confirmed to belong to Brian Laundrie, the manner of his death has remained a mystery.
But on November 23, family attorney Steven Bertolino revealed that Brian Laundrie died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Read everything we know about Mr Laundrie in Helen Elfer’s story the independent below…
Graeme MassieNovember 25, 2021 04:52
Outrage over FBI ‘hiding’ that Brian Laundrie was ‘armed’
The FBI is accused of “hiding” the fact that he was “armed and dangerous” after it was revealed that Brian Laundrie had shot himself in the head.
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing Laundrie’s parents, had previously said that one of the laundries’ weapons could not be found when their son went missing.
He was quoted as saying by the Daily mail: “We didn’t want the public to go crazy over that. I don’t think they saw him as dangerous to anyone he met on the street.”
The family had tried to keep it a secret.
The detectives are still looking for the weapon.
Now people are furious with the FBI for hiding that Laundrie was “armed” and “dangerous.”
On social media, several observers asked, “Why do we even have an FBI?” and others said, “What is the FBI hiding.”
One user, holding Tessarossa’s grip on Twitter, said: “Wow. I saw the update on the news and this obvious obvious question didn’t even occur to me. None of this makes sense. What is the FBI hiding?”
There was outrage that the FBI tried to hide the “essential information.” A social media user noted that law enforcement and the FBI have a lot to answer for in the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie case “knowing that he had a firearm when he went missing and did not notify the public of an armed and dangerous person.” .”
Marosha MuzaffarNov 25, 2021 04:24
Laundrie family lawyer says he has “no reason” to think parents will be charged in Gabby Petito case
ICYMI: Steven Bertolino, the attorney representing Brian Laundrie’s parents, said he has “no reason” to believe his clients will be charged over Gabby Petito’s death.
“I have no reason to believe that charges will be brought against Chris and Roberta Laundrie [Brian Laundrie’s parents] regarding this matter,” Mr Bertolino said in a statement to: Insider.
The statement comes in the wake of Petito’s family lawyer, Richard Stafford, who claims he advised his clients to remain silent until the FBI’s investigation into the case is concluded. until the woman’s death.
Graeme MassieNov 25, 2021 04:03
FBI remains silent on Brian Laundrie case
ICYMI: The FBI’s Denver office is silent after a forensic anthropologist reveals that Brian Laundrie committed suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head.
Richard Stafford, the attorney representing the Petito family, also noted today that prosecutors are considering indicting even more individuals.
The federal agency did not provide any information to reporters inquiring about the developments, but sent them to FBI Denver’s Twitter page and wished them a happy Thanksgiving.
Graeme MassieNovember 25, 2021 03:01
ICYMI: Gabby Petito’s Mom Says The Family Didn’t Notice “Red Flags” During Her Daughter’s Relationship With Brian Laundrie
Graeme MassieNovember 25, 2021 02:01
ICYMI: Thousands Sign Petition Demanding Florida Police Investigate to Handle Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie Case
More than 3,400 people have signed a petition calling for a formal investigation into the way North Port Police have handled the investigation into Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie.
The change.org petition, addressed to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, urged him to initiate an “internal investigation into this matter” but added that “the bigger picture is to bring about change.”
“Police deal with civilians on a daily basis and the actions of incompetence can have massive, life-changing effects on many people in their communities,” the petition reads. “What happens when you have a department that is full of incompetence? Well, Governor DeSantis, this case here is what’s happening.”
The Independent’s Maroosha Muzaffar has more in the story below…
Graig GraziosicNovember 24, 2021 22:00
Florida police who lost Brian Laundrie charged 100k overtime for the case
The months-long investigation by the North Port Police into the disappearances and deaths of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie has reportedly cost more than $100,000 (£74,000) in overtime.
A spokesman for the North Port Police Department said on Monday that although it did not keep a record of how much it spent on its investigations, the cost of paying overtime was more than $100,000 (£74,000).
The Independent’s Gino Spocchia has more about the huge overtime pay in the story below…
Graig GraziosicNovember 24, 2021 21:30
ICYMI: Gabby Petito Memorial Bench Installed Outside North Port City Hall
A bench commemorating Gabby Petito is installed outside North Port, Florida City Hall.
The bench was installed in the sport where a large makeshift memorial filled with flowers, plates and stuffed animals stood in the weeks after Mrs. Petito was reported missing.
The original monument was removed to protect it from the elements and the items were given to the Petito family.
Graig GraziosicNovember 24, 2021 21:00