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Brian Laundrie's Cause of Death: Suicide

Attorney for family says he shot himself

(Newser) - The attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie said Tuesday that the 23-year-old died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports TMZ . Laundrie's remains were discovered in Florida’s Carlton Reserve on Oct. 20, but an initial autopsy was inconclusive, per . At the time, police had been searching...

Sheriff Says Laundrie Probably Died by Suicide

Police chief defends handling of case

(Newser) - North Port, Florida Police Chief Todd Garrison believes Brian Laundrie was probably dead before his officers started looking for him. Garrison, speaking on a panel with other law enforcement leaders Friday, acknowledged that his officers made a major error while watching the Laundrie home but defended the overall handling of...

Florida Police Say They Made a Mistake Watching Laundrie

North Port officers thought they knew where he was

(Newser) - When Gabby Petito’s parents reported her missing on Sept. 11, police in North Port, Florida, started watching Brian Laundrie. They had his parents' house under surveillance, and North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison put it like this on Sept. 16, per NBC News : "All I’m going to...

There Will Be No Funeral for Brian Laundrie

Autopsy comes back inconclusive

(Newser) - The results of Brian Laundrie's autopsy are in—and they're inconclusive. With no manner or cause of death determined, a lawyer for Laundrie's family says a forensic anthropologist will further examine the remains. Eventually, they will be cremated, People reports. There will be no funeral, the attorney...

Laundrie Lawyer: He Left Home 'Extremely Upset'
Laundrie Lawyer:
He Left Home
'Extremely Upset'

Laundrie Lawyer: He Left Home 'Extremely Upset'

According to Brian Laundrie's parents, says attorney Steven Bertolino

(Newser) - On Thursday, the FBI confirmed that remains found in a Florida preserve were those of Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in the death of his fiancee, Gabby Petito . After the announcement of that development, Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family's attorney, began revealing more info about what went down...

Family Attorney: 'Probability Is Strong' Remains Are Laundrie's
FBI Confirms Death
of Brian Laundrie

FBI Confirms Death of Brian Laundrie

Remains were found in Florida nature reserve

(Newser) - Update: The human remains discovered in a Florida wilderness park have been confirmed to be those of Brian Laundrie, who has been sought in the slaying of Gabby Petito for more than a month, FBI officials said Thursday. Dental records were used to make a positive identification, CNN reports. The...

Cadaver Dog Called to Park After Laundrie Items Found
FBI Confirms
Remains Found in
Laundrie Search

FBI Confirms Remains Found in Laundrie Search

Remains were found near missing man's backpack, notebook in Florida park

(Newser) - Update: The FBI confirmed Wednesday that "what appears to be human remains" have been found in the Florida search for Brian Laundrie. WFLA reports that Michael McPherson, chief of the FBI's Tampa office, told a press conference that the partial remains were found near a backpack and notebook...

Brian Laundrie Lookalike: Armed Marshals Kicked My Door In

Severin Beckwith says he was handcuffed, fingerprinted before they realized he wasn't fugitive

(Newser) - Severin Beckwith has the misfortune of resembling Brian Laundrie, who continues to elude the authorities searching for him in connection with the murder of Gabby Petito. Beckwith, meanwhile, is currently hiking the Appalachian Trail with his girlfriend, and while they were taking a break two miles off the trail at...

Cadaver Dog Searching for Brian Laundrie

Lawyer confirms he's charged with unauthorized use of Gabby Petito's debit card

(Newser) - Activity at the 25,000-acre Florida nature preserve where Brian Laundrie’s parents said he went for a hike on Sept. 13 or Sept. 14 ramped up Thursday. Multiple law enforcement vehicles were spotted on the Venice end of the Carlton Reserve around 9:30am as teams combed through the...

Coroner Releases Results of Gabby Petito Autopsy

He says the cause of death was strangulation

(Newser) - Gabby Petito died by strangulation, a Wyoming coroner disclosed Tuesday. After the 22-year-old's body was found last month, Teton County Coroner Brent Blue ruled that the death was a homicide . Petito's remains were found in Grand Teton National Park on Sept. 19 and Blue said Tuesday that the...

Why Brian Laundrie Flew Home on August 17
Why Brian Laundrie Flew
Home on August 17

Why Brian Laundrie Flew Home on August 17

And more of the latest on Gabby Petito case

(Newser) - Investigators are looking for Brian Laundrie in North Carolina after a dozen sightings of the 23-year-old have been reported since Thursday. Tipsters reported seeing Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, who was later found murdered, in the western part of the state near...

Missing Hiker Found Dead After Petito Search Shot Himself

Bob Lowery had been missing since Aug. 20

(Newser) - Update: A cause of death has been determined for the Texas father found dead in Wyoming after the search for Gabby Petito brought fresh attention to the missing persons case. Robert "Bob" Lowery, 46, committed suicide via a gunshot wound to the head, NBC News and Yahoo News report....

New Footage Shows More of What Petito Told Moab Police

Gabby Petito can be seen showing a cut on her cheek and examining bruises on her arm

(Newser) - Another bodycam video has surfaced showing more of Gabby Petito’s encounter with the Moab police. Police say they responded to an incident on Aug. 12 , but neither Petito or her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, called them. The officers who responded asked a few questions and separated the couple for the...

Gabby Petito's Dad Has a Message for 'Everyone'

'Help all the people that are missing,' Joseph Petito says in announcing new foundation

(Newser) - The family of slain traveler Gabby Petito on Tuesday implored the public and news media to put the same energy into helping find other missing people as they did Petito, a 22-year-old woman who vanished on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend. Petito's parents and stepparents spoke to reporters...

Hitchhiking Brian Laundrie Got 'Agitated' Near Van

According to the woman who says she picked him up

(Newser) - One of the women who claims to have picked up Brian Laundrie while he hitchhiked in Wyoming in late August says he started acting weird as they got close to the van he'd been traveling in with Gabby Petito, who was found dead in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping...

'No Surviving' in Preserve Where Brian Laundrie Is Thought to Have Fled

That's what an expert outdoorsman familiar with the area thinks, at least

(Newser) - As more than 1,000 mourners remembered Gabby Petito at a service on Sunday, police announced plans to scale back their search efforts for fiance Brian Laundrie , a person of interest in the 22-year-old's disappearance and death. "The FBI is now leading the search. I’m told it...

Brian Laundrie Indicted Over Debit Card Use

Federal warrant involves crime after Gabby Petito's death

(Newser) - A federal grand jury has indicted Brian Laundrie, accusing the fiance of Gabby Petito of using a debit card that wasn't his—which will allow police to arrest him once he's found. The Wyoming indictment says Laundrie used the card and its PIN for more than $1,000...

A New, Strange Encounter Is Added to Gabby Petito Timeline

Witness saw Petito, Brian Laundrie in restaurant

(Newser) - In one of the last reported sightings of Gabby Petito before she was killed , a couple say they saw the 22-year-old and her fiance, Brian Laundrie, upset at a Wyoming restaurant on Aug. 27. As Petito cried, a visibly angry Laundrie exited and re-entered the restaurant multiple times; he also...

Coroner Says Gabby Petito Death Was a Homicide

Remains found in Wyoming identified as missing woman

(Newser) - A coroner in Wyoming has confirmed what family members feared: A body f ound in Bridger Teton National Forest over the weekend is that of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. The FBI said Tuesday that Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue ruled the death a homicide in preliminary findings, CNN reports. The...

Gabby Petito Case 'Frenzy' Is Off the Charts
Gabby Petito Media 'Frenzy'
Highlights a Disparity
the rundown

Gabby Petito Media 'Frenzy' Highlights a Disparity

Some see 'missing white woman syndrome' at play

(Newser) - The popular true-crime podcast Crime Junkie did something it has never done before over the weekend—it rushed out a special episode on a breaking-news story. Host Ashley Flowers explained a big part of the reason why to listeners: “In almost four years of doing this show I have...

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