Transcript for Brian Laundrie died by suicide, family lawyer says
Now to that revelation in the Gabby Petito case about Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest in her killing. Victor Oquendo is in Miami, Florida with the latest for us this morning. Good morning, Victor.
Good morning, Michael. Determining Brian Laundrie's cause of death took time. It has now been more than a month since his remains were discovered. There was an autopsy and a forensic anthropologist was brought in. Now, we know it was suicide.
This morning, the cause of death for Brian Laundrie revealed, a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The attorney for the Laundrie family telling ABC News, Chris and Roberta Laundrie were informed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death was suicide.
Laundrie was the subject of a weeks long manhunt following the murder of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, during a cross-country road trip the couple took together. Laundrie's remains were found in a Florida nature reserve in late October and were identified by dental records.
Investigators found what appear to be human remains, along with personal items, such as a backpack, a notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie.
The contents of the backpack and notebook have not yet been revealed. Laundrie still named as a person of interest in the FBI's investigation into Petito's death. The FBI not indicating whether or not that will change. Gabby Petito's family opening up about the loss of their daughter last week on the Dr. Oz Show.
I cry every night. I stare at pictures. And that's hard, but I feel like I need to stare at them and go through them just for the memories. Just it's difficult. It's really difficult.
The Petito family not issuing a further statement on Laundrie's cause of death, saying, they were asked to wait for the United States Attorney's Office to make a determination on whether any additional individuals will be charged. And the Laundrie family attorney adds that Brian's parents are hopeful that these findings bring some sense of closure to both families.
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