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Lifetime Orders The Gabby Petito Story

Network says film will examine her 'complicated relationship' with her fiancé

(Newser) - A made-for-TV movie will be added to the media coverage of the disappearance and killing of Gabby Petito. Lifetime has announced it's ordered production of The Gabby Petito Story, NBC News reports. The 22-year-old Florida woman vanished during a cross-country trip with her fiancé last year. Her body was...

Petito Family Lobs New Accusation Against the Laundries

Amended lawsuit says Brian Laundrie's parents knew Gabby was dead when they went on vacation

(Newser) - There's a new accusation included in the amended lawsuit brought by Gabby Petito's family against the parents of her alleged killer, fiance Brian Laundrie. Per the Hill , the complaint by Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt now claims that Chris and Roberta Laundrie knew of Gabby's death, and...

Laundrie Parents: We Did Nothing Wrong in Not Speaking

They file motion to dismiss lawsuit brought by Gabby Petito's parents

(Newser) - Update: Gabby Petito's death is "unfortunate," but Brian Laundrie's parents did nothing wrong and were simply exercising their constitutional rights when they refused to speak to her parents or police about the case: That's the gist of a Wednesday court filing from Laundrie's parents,...

Brian Laundrie's Full Autopsy Report Is Out

It includes details of condition of remains, what else was found

(Newser) - Brian Laundrie's complete, 47-page autopsy report has been released, and while it doesn't drop any bombshells regarding the death of the 23-year-old suspect in the murder of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, it does add detail. Dozens of human bones were found at the scene where Laundrie died of...

FBI: Laundrie Took Responsibility in His Notebook

Investigation into Gabby Petito's killing will close soon, agents say

(Newser) - A notebook kept by Brian Laundrie made his guilt clear in the slaying of Gabby Petito, the FBI announced Friday. The Denver field office said the investigation into the death of the 22-year-old Florida woman will be closed shortly, per CNN . "All logical investigative steps have been concluded in...

Report: Petito Likely 'Long- Term' Domestic Violence Victim

'Mistakes' were made in Aug. 12 police stop, independent report adds

(Newser) - An investigation has found that Utah police made "several unintentional mistakes" when they stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend before she was killed, per the AP . The independent report released Wednesday examines a police stop in Moab on Aug. 12 after the couple's van was seen speeding and...

Gabby Petito's Parents Launch Foundation

Nonprofit makes its first donation to organizations that work against domestic violence

(Newser) - "I don't want to see this happen to another person," said Nichole Schmidt, Gabby Petito's mother, in announcing a new foundation in her daughter's name. The organization will support other groups that try to find missing persons and prevent domestic violence, ABC reports. Petito was...

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 Today.com . 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'
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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