Laundrie died of his own gunshot wound to the head, according to his family’s attorney Steve Bertolino, and that his parents knew what the coroner had found. “Chris and Roberta Laundrie were informed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the mode of death was suicide,” Bertolino said. To the Touch via a statement on Nov. 23. “Chris and Roberta are still mourning the death of their son and hope that these findings will close both families.”
His parents reported him missing Sept. 17. He was 23. Brian’s initial autopsy results came back uncertain after being sent to The Florida District 12 Medical Examiner in late October. His bodies were immediately sent to a forensic anthropologist.
Laundrie’s belongings were found the Florida park on Wednesday, Oct. 20, while he remained missing after 22-year-old Gabby Petito was killed. His parents, Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, went to the park to help law enforcement locate their son, the Laundrie family lawyer, Steve Bertolini, misulti To the Touch.
“The FBI and NPPD last night announced the intent to Brian’s parents, and they met Chris and Roberta there this morning. After a brief search [of] a passage that Brian frequently visited, found some articles belonging to Brian, “according to the lawyer, adding that a” more thorough investigation “was conducted. A medical examiner and a dead dogs were brought to the scene while officers searched for more evidence.
Laundrie is considered someone who was interested in Petito’s disappearance before him confirmed dead on September 21. On October 12, the autopsy results of the aspiring travel vlogger were announced during a press conference and the cause of his death was determined to be “manual strangulation.”
While Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue Unable to pinpoint the exact date of Petito’s death, he said it was at least three weeks before his body was found in Wyoming’s Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area on Sept. 19, near Grand Teton National Park – one of the last. places where Petito was found alive.
A warrant of arrest was issued for Laundrie on Sept. 22 for allegedly violating the “fraud and related activity in connection with access devices” statute of the U.S. Code, particularly for “who knew and had intent to commit fraud. , using or trafficking in one or more counterfeit access devices. ” According to a press release from the FBI Denver’s official Twitter account, the allegations relate to “Laundrie activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito.”
“Gabby Petito’s death at a young age was a tragedy,” the Laundrie family lawyer said via text after revealing the results of her autopsy. “While Brian Laundrie has now been charged with unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to Gabby, Brian is only considered a person of interest in connection with Gabby Petito’s death. At this time, Brian is not there yet and when he is settled, we will solve the fraud case that awaits him.
Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, criticized the lawyer’s statement. “His words are rubbish … Keep talking,” he wrote in a text to the WFLA.
In July, Laundrie and Petito began a cross-country road trip through the American West to document their “life in the van” on social media. On Sept. 1, Laundrie returned to her parents ’home in Florida, where she lives with Petito, without her in their 2012 Ford transit van. The Long Island native was reported missing from his parents more than a week ago on Sept. 11.
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