Brian Laundrie died with a gunshot wound to the head, according to a final autopsy.
Brian Laundrie, the sole suspect in the death of Long Island resident Gabby Petito, died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to his family’s lawyer.
According to attorney Steve Bertolino, “Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been advised that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide.” “Chris and Roberta are still grieving the loss of their son and hope that these discoveries will bring both families closure.”
Laundrie, 23, has been named as the key suspect in Petito’s disappearance, as we previously reported. Petito, a 22-year-old, went missing while the young couple was on a cross-country journey, and Laundrie arrived home in her vehicle but without her on Sept. 1. Petito’s bones were discovered in a Wyoming campsite on Sept. 19 after her mother reported her missing 10 days earlier. While Laundrie remained missing and the subject of a large FBI-led manhunt, her death was later deemed a homicide by manual strangulation.
His body was eventually discovered. His remains, however, were sent to an anthropologist for further examination after his first autopsy results were inconclusive. So far, it hasn’t been successful.