Brian Laundrie: Here is what we know

It has been over a month since Gabby Petito’s remains were discovered in Wyoming, and the search for Brian Laundrie continued. Last Wednesday, the search ended after Laundrie’s remains were found in Florida’s Carlton Reserve. 

Laundrie was being sought after for questioning during the investigation of Petito’s disappearance and death. After a cross-country road trip, Laundrie returned to his home in North Port, Florida, without Petito, and failed to report her missing. Eleven days after his return, Petito’s parents filed a missing person report, followed by Laundrie fleeing from his home (CNN).

Petito’s body was found eight days after the missing person’s report was filed, and an autopsy ruled her death a homicide by strangulation. 

An autopsy performed on Laundrie has ruled his death inconclusive. His family’s attorney has confirmed that no funeral service for Laundrie will be held and that his remains will be cremated. Before that can happen, his remains are to be examined by an anthropologist (CBS News).

According to authorities, Laundrie was one of the last two people to see Petito alive. National outrage ensued over the lack of investigation that allowed Laundrie to disappear himself. 

A personal notebook and a backpack were also found near Laundrie’s remains, which could become useful as authorities attempt to figure out what happened to Petito and if Laundrie was involved (CNN).

Jailbirds previously reported on this story when Dog the Bounty Hunter joined the search for Laundrie (Jailbirds).


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