Here's how medical officials said Brian Laundrie died as he was wanted in connection to Gabby Petito's disappearance


Nov. 23 2021, Published 2:07 p.m. ET

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Brian Laundrie, who was the center of a national manhunt in connection to the disappearance of Gabby Petito, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a report.

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Steve Berolino, the Luandire’s family attorney, told Brian Entin from NewsNation that Brian Laundrie died from a gunshot wound to the head and the cause of death was suicide.

Laundrie was dating Petito and the two went on a cross-country trip. Together, they posted on social media about their travels. But, in early September, Brian Laundrie returned to their Florida home without Petito.

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More than a week later, Petito’s family reported her missing and a massive manhunt unfolded.

Gabby Petito

Petito’s remains were found in a Wyoming national park on Sept. 19. Laundrie was a person of interest but vanished before police could speak to him. Investigators and internet sleuths spent weeks trying to find Laundrie.appears to be an empty link with target

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Brian Luandrie also had active warrants for allegedly using Petito’s debit card after her death.

A coroner announced that Petito was strangled to death and her death has been classified as a homicide.

About a month after Brian Laundrie went missing police confirmed they found some of his remains in a Florida nature preserve.


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