Nearly a month after authorities discovered his stays, Brian Laundrie’s demise was attributable to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the pinnacle, based on a assertion from Laundrie’s household’s lawyer Steve Bertolino.
Laundrie was a individual of curiosity within the demise of his fiancé Gabby Petito, who was killed throughout their cross-country street journey and whose stays had been discovered a month later at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Her demise was dominated a murder by strangulation. The couple had been touring throughout the nation visiting nationwide parks, and the case shortly garnered nationwide consideration whereas on-line true crime sleuths digging in themselves. A police report out of Utah throughout their journey detailed “some sort of altercation” between Laundrie and Petito that was heated sufficient for an officer to separate the 2 for the night time after they each determined to not press costs in opposition to one another.
Laundrie returned from the journey with out Petito by September 1st, and Petito’s household reported her as lacking ten days later. Laundrie refused to cooperate with authorities within the case, then went lacking for greater than a month earlier than authorities discovered his stays in North Port, Florida on the finish of October. After discovering Laundrie’s stays, authorities used dental data to substantiate his id.
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide,” Bertolino mentioned in a assertion. “Chris and Roberta are still mourning the loss of their son and are hopeful that these findings bring closure to both families.”
Full assertion from Bertolino:
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been knowledgeable the reason for demise was a gunshot wound to the pinnacle and the style of demise was suicide. Chris and Roberta are nonetheless mourning the lack of their son and are hopeful that these findings convey…
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) November 23, 2021
If you or somebody you already know is battling suicidal ideas, name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). You can even attain out to the Crisis Text Line, a free, 24/7 confidential textual content messaging service that gives help to folks in disaster after they textual content 741741.