FBI Says Brian Laundrie Admitted Killing Gabby Petito In Laptop Notes

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Although it was widely believed, and would be very safe to say so by Gabby Petito’s parents of Brian Laundrie being their daughter’s killer- authorities have know confirmed those beliefs. Petito was said to  have died from blunt force injuries to the head and neck with manual strangulation. 22 years old Petito’s body was found at Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area.

The search for Petito’s partner, Landrie intensified with local authorities, FBI, bounty hunters, and local residents looking to nab the suspected killer. Weeks later, human remains found in the Florida wilderness believed to be Laundrie left many in disbelief. Dental records reportedly confirmed the remains to be that of Laundrie.

A backpack, notebook and a gun was also found by Laundrie’s body. Through autopsy reports, it was concluded that Laundrie killed himself by way of a gun inflicted wound. Scoping of Laundrie’s remaining properties, FBI revealed they found statements from the deceased Laundrie claiming responsibility in killing Petito. In closing of the investigation, a timeline of events around the case was released:

  • The FBI investigation revealed that, between August 30 and September 1, 2021, Mr. Laundrie had used Ms. Petito’s debit card without authorization on his drive back to Florida from Wyoming.

  • After Ms. Petito’s death, there were several text messages identified between Mr. Laundrie’s telephone and Ms. Petito’s telephone. The timing and content of these messages are indicative of Mr. Laundrie attempting to deceive law enforcement by giving the impression that Ms. Petito was still alive.

  • On September 15, 2021, Mr. Laundrie’s Ford Mustang was recovered from the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Park in North Port, Florida.

  • On September 18, 2021, law enforcement officials commenced an extensive search of the park where Mr. Laundrie’s vehicle was parked and did not locate Mr. Laundrie. The area where Mr. Laundrie’s remains were later found was part of this search area, but the area was submerged due to recent flooding at the time of this initial search.

  • On September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Mr. Laundrie. The warrant was issued pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment for violation of federal statute 18 U.S.C. § 1029(a)(1): “Use of Unauthorized Access Devices” related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Ms. Petito.

  • On October 7, 2021, after law enforcement made a request through Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino, the Laundries provided personal effects to law enforcement which were to be used to assist in the search of the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

  • On October 20, 2021, after water had receded from the area and the park was reopened, Mr. Bertolino notified law enforcement that Mr. Laundrie’s parents intended to return to the park to search for Mr. Laundrie. Law enforcement officers were present when Mr. Laundrie’s parents located an item in the park later determined to belong to Mr. Laundrie.

  • Upon further search of the area, investigators found human remains later confirmed to be Mr. Laundrie, along with a backpack, notebook, and a revolver. A review of the notebook revealed written statements by Mr. Laundrie claiming responsibility for Ms. Petito’s death.

  • On November 23, 2021, the District 12 Medical Examiner’s Office in Sarasota, Florida, released its report on the manner and cause of death of Mr. Laundrie. The report concluded Mr. Laundrie died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.