Attorney Steve Bertolino said in a statement that Laundrie’s parents have been informed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death was suicide.
Brian Laundrie died of a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death is suicide, the family attorney reports. Laundrie’s remains were examined by a forensic anthropologist to determine the cause of death.
Laundrie returned to his parents’ house in Florida on September 1 without Petito. As police were trying to question the family about Petito’s whereabouts, Laundrie went missing on September 13 or 14 after leaving home with a backpack, according to his parents.
His body was found on October 20th, 2021, when the FBI along with his parents discovered Brian in Myakkahatachee Creek Environmental Park.
This case rocked the nation as Brian’s girlfriend, Gabby Petito was discovered dead after she was reported missing and he returned to his parents home in her van without her.
Authorities are working on repairing Brian’s notebook found at the scene in dry bag near his body in the investigation of his death. Cell phone records are crucial part in investigating his death. Gabby Petito’s family believes that Brian laundry was impersonating her in text messages to confuse the police, thinking that she was still alive.