Brian Laundrie shot himself in the head, family lawyer confirms
Gabby Petito’s fiance Brian Laundrie shot himself in the head, autopsy results show.
Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt for over a month as investigators searched for clues as to Ms Petito’s death on their van trip across the country together.
Laundrie family lawyer Steven Bertolino said his parents were told the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the death was suicide.
Laundrie’s remains were discovered by her parents and the FBI in the Myakkahatachee Creek Environmental Park on October 20.
The remains, which included part of a human skull, were found along with a backpack and notebook in an area of the park previously submerged in water.
Authorities also attempted to repair a personal notebook recovered from a dry bag near his body as part of their investigation into the death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito.
Laundrie’s digital communications, including his texts and emails, use of social media and internet browsing history before his death, will be critical to their investigation.
Dog the Bounty Hunter asks the latest Brian Laundrie news
Dog the Bounty Hunter has questioned the latest published details of Brian Laundrie’s autopsy results, hinting that he believes the fugitive may still be alive.
Just hours after the news Tuesday of Laundrie’s death from suicide on Tuesday, Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman appeared on Fox News to give his opinion on the procedure.
During his interview with the channel, Mr Chapman referred to the fugitive as if there was still doubt that the human remains found last month in Florida did not belong to him.
“If he’s alive he’s going to be arrested,” Chapman said before adding, “At the moment it looks like he took his own life.”
“It is a tragedy for both families,” he said.
Eleanor slyNovember 25, 2021 8:34 AM
Did Brian Laundrie leave a suicide note? Damaged notebook may offer one last chance to learn how Gabby Petito died
A notebook found near the skeletal remains of Gabby Petito’s boyfriend Brian Laundrie could represent authorities’ last hope for answers to his death.
Laundrie, whose death was confirmed by suicide gunshot wounds on Tuesday, was found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on October 20, along with personal items, including a notebook that had been sealed in a dry bag.
The area had been underwater for nearly a month and the laptop suffered water damage, but North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor said last month it could s ‘act of a “rescue”.
Eleanor slyNovember 25, 2021 7:33 AM
Brian Laundrie: Everything We Know About Gabby Petito’s Boyfriend
ICYMI: Since human remains found inside Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were confirmed to belong to Brian Laundrie, the mode of his death has remained a mystery.
But on November 23, family lawyer Steven Bertolino revealed that Brian Laundrie died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Find out everything we know about Mr. Laundrie in the story of Helen Elfer for The independent below…
Graeme massieNovember 25, 2021 4:52 AM
Outrage against the FBI who “hid” the fact that Brian Laundrie was “armed”
The FBI is criticized for “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 earlier said that one of the laundries’ guns could not be found by the time their son went missing.
He was quoted as saying by the Daily mail: “We didn’t want the public to get carried away on this. I don’t think they considered him dangerous for anyone who encountered on the street.
The family had tried to keep it a secret.
Investigators are still looking for the weapon.
Now people are furious with the FBI for concealing 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, who goes by name Tessarossa on Twitter, said, “Wow. I saw the update on the news and this obviously obvious question didn’t even occur to me. None of this makes sense. What is the FBI hiding?
The fact that the FBI tried to hide “vital information” sparked outrage. A social media user said law enforcement and the FBI had a lot to answer for in the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie case “knowing he had a gun when he went missing and didn’t informed the public of an armed and dangerous person “.
Maroosha MuzaffarNovember 25, 2021 4:24 AM
Laundrie family lawyer says he has “no reason” to believe parents will face charges in Gabby Petito case
ICYMI: Steven Bertolino, the lawyer representing Brian Laundrie’s parents, said he had “no reason” to believe his clients will face charges in Gabby Petito’s death.
“I have no reason to believe charges will be laid against Chris and Roberta Laundrie [Brian Laundrie’s parents] concerning this matter, ”said Mr. Bertolino in a statement to Initiated.
The statement comes in the wake of Petito family attorney Richard Stafford saying he has advised his clients to remain silent until the FBI investigation into the case is complete, noting that the Prosecutors are considering whether or not to charge “additional people” for crimes related to the woman’s death.
Graeme massieNovember 25, 2021 4:03 AM
FBI remains silent on Brian Laundrie case
ICYMI: The FBI office in Denver maintains its silence after a forensic anthropologist revealed that Brian Laundrie killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot in the head.
Richard Stafford, the attorney representing the Petito family also noted today that prosecutors are considering laying charges against other people.
The federal agency did not provide any information to reporters who asked about the developments, instead directing them to the FBI Denver Twitter page and wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving.
Graeme massieNovember 25, 2021 3:01 AM
ICYMI: Gabby Petito’s mother says family noticed no “red flags” during daughter’s relationship with Brian Laundrie
Graeme massieNovember 25, 2021 2:01 AM
ICYMI: Thousands Sign Petition Demanding Florida Police Investigate Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie Case
More than 3,400 people have signed a petition calling for a formal investigation into the North Port Police Department’s handling of the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie investigation.
The changer.org The petition, addressed to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, urged him to open an “internal investigation into this matter” but added that “the big picture is to bring about a change.”
“The police deal with citizens on a daily basis and acts of incompetence can have far-reaching and overwhelming effects on many people in their communities,” the petition says. “What happens when you have a department full of incompetence?” Well, Governor DeSantis, this case here is what’s going on.
The independents Maroosha Muzaffar has more in the story below …
Graig GraziosiNovember 24, 2021 10:00 PM
Florida Police who lost Brian Laundrie charged 100,000 overtime in the case
The months-long investigation by 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 spokesperson for the North Port Police Department said on Monday that although he did not track how much he was spending on his investigations, the cost of overtime exceeded $ 100,000 (£ 74,000).
The independents Gino Spocchia has more on the massive overtime pay in the story below …
Graig Graziosi24 November 2021 21:30
ICYMI: Gabby Petito memorial bench installed outside North Port Town Hall
A bench commemorating Gabby Petito has been installed outside City Hall in North Port, Florida.
The bench was installed in the sport where a large makeshift memorial was located stocked with flowers, signs and stuffed animals in the weeks following Ms Petito’s disappearance.
The original memorial was removed to protect it from the elements and the artifacts were returned to the Petito family.
Graig GraziosiNovember 24, 2021 9:00 PM