Exclusive: When Brian Landry’s former fianc ಗ್ಯಾ Gabby Petitto was reported missing by his parents in mid-September, he handed over all firearms in his home to the FBI – but a missing source told LBL Digital.
Laundry family attorney Steve Bertolino told parents Tuesday afternoon that an autopsy determined that his son died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in September.
It is not clear whether the missing gun was the gun that the laundry used to take his life. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
For weeks, the Bureau refused to answer questions about whether the laundry, believed to be alive and running at the time, should be considered armed and dangerous. It was later revealed that Laundry had died almost the entire time.
In earlier conversations, Bertolino said he refused to comment on the issue of firearms on September 27 when North Port police sneaked under the nose, worried that a laundry-going Florida nature reserve might shock or attract armed vigilantes. 13.
Brian Laundry found: Parents may have avoided revealing themselves
“We don’t want the public to go into a frenzy about it,” he said. “I don’t think they’re dangerous to anyone they meet on the street.”
Gabby Petito homicide: Timeline lost with Brian Laundry
The Petito and Laundry case has fascinated the nation for more than a month. Embarked on a cross-country road trip in late spring, documenting their journey in beautiful social media posts. But on Aug. 12, police in Moab, Utah, responded to a domestic violence incident involving the couple, as LBL Digital first reported.
He eventually filed no charges but split the night in two.
Approximately two weeks later, at a restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming, an FBI-led search found her remains alive on Sept. 19, a few miles from where her remains were found. Strangled murder.
Brian Laundry is dead, remains FBI confirmed
Laundry returned to his parents’ Florida home on Sept. 1 – driving Petito’s van. She did not say anything publicly about her whereabouts and her parents reported her missing on September 11. Two days later, Laundry did not return home.
Bertolino said he had previously told the FBI that his client had not been home, but Northport police said he was still at home when he arrived on Sept. 17.
Bertolino said he had no contact with the FBI until Friday when he was notified of the laundry found in Tampa, after he was told by the FBI that he had failed to return from the laundry park.
But from Tuesday evening to Thursday, neither Laundry’s parents nor their attorneys followed the FBI or local authorities about the whereabouts of their missing son.
“The North Port PD was under the assumption that Brian was at home, and the FBI got a tip that Brian was in Tampa and he wanted to meet us on Friday,” Bertolino said in October. “I was shocked and said,‘ That’s good. You found him in Tampa. ”And he said,“ What do you mean? I thought he was at home. “I said, ‘No, I told you that he didn’t come home the day before.’
North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison said in the middle of the week that he knew exactly where Brian Laundry was – but he was wrong.
Laundry was only interested in Petito’s death.
Investigators found partial remains and items of the laundry at Micahhatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Harbor on October 20. It is only a 10 minute drive from their family home. They used dental records to confirm their identity. But the cause of death was delayed as the remains of the skeletal remains were sent to morphological anthropologists for in-depth examination.
On Tuesday afternoon, the results were released: suicide by a gunshot to the head.
Landry’s family has said they will abandon the funeral and will be cremated.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by calling 800-273-8255.
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