Murder of Gabrielle Petito: her fiancé Brian Laundrie, suspected, committed suicide

The fate of Gabrielle Petito (known as Gabby), first reported missing and then found dead, aroused great emotion in the United States and around the world. The case knows a new twist. Her fiance Brian Laundrie, who was considered a “person of interest“by investigators, actually committed suicide.

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The info is signed Steven Bertolino, lawyer for Brian Laundrie’s family. He revealed that the 23-year-old, whose remains were found in a Florida nature reserve, shot himself to death. “The circumstances of death correspond to suicide“, added Steven Bertolino in his press release, a clarification which consolidates the suspicions on Brian Laundrie.

Opinion suspected Brian Laundrie of being the perpetrator of the murder of his fiancée Gabby Petito. The couple had left in road trip in July, from New York in a converted van. Gabby never returned from the trip that was supposed to last four months and of which she and her sweetheart shared the souvenir images on Instagram and YouTube. His body was discovered on September 19 in Grand Teton National Park, in the state of Wyoming. An autopsy determined the cause of her death, which had occurred three to four weeks earlier: the 22-year-old deceased was strangled.

Brian Laundrie, he had returned alone from this trek in the middle of nature, on September 1, 2021. Gabby Petito’s family had reported her disappearance on September 11, saying they had not heard from her since August 30, the date of sending the young woman’s last message. Jospeh Petito and Nichole Schmidt, parents of the victim, spoke publicly for the first time at a press conference on September 28, 48 hours after his funeral. “We can’t let his name be taken from us in vain“Joseph Petito explained. Their lawyer spoke directly to Brian Laundrie:”We ask you to surrender, to the FBI or the nearest judicial structure. The Laundrie didn’t help us find Gabby. They’re definitely not going to help us find Brian.

When questioned by North Port Police about Gabby, the man refused to answer their questions and fled. Currently wanted by the FBI, his remains were found on October 20 in a Florida nature reserve.

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