5.9k Share this

UPDATE: The medical examiner’s office that performed the autopsy on Brian Laundrie has issued a press release confirming he died of a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is suicide.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The attorney representing the parents of murdered Gabby Petito have released a statement on their behalf, following reports that Brian Laundrie — Gabby’s suspected killer — took his own life with a gun.

As previously reported, an attorney for the Laundrie family said on Tuesday that a medical examiner told him Laundrie died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. It remains unclear if investigators uncovered the weapon when they found Laundrie’s remains.

A statement released on behalf of Gabby’s parents Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt appears to corroborate the Laundrie attorney’s account, though the language is not specific. The statement also raises the possibility that additional people will be charged, but does not say who or what the charges might be.

“The Schmidt and Petito family has been aware of the circumstances surrounding the suicide of the sole suspect in Gabby’s murder,” reads the statement emailed to CrimeOnline. “Gabby’s family will not be making a statement at this time due to the request of the United States Attorney’s Office and the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office.The family was asked to not make any comments and let the FBI continue their investigation. The family was also asked to wait for the United States Attorney’s Office to make a determination on whether any additional individuals will be charged. When that determination is made, we will have a statement.”

Authorities have not stated publicly that they are investigating anyone else in connection to Brian Laundrie’s disappearance and death.

Source: This post first appeared on https://www.crimeonline.com/feed/

5.9k Share this
You May Also Like

WATCH LIVE: Day 17 of Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Defamation Trial

247 News Around The World 247 News Around The World Post source:…

WATCH LIVE: Depp v. Heard Defamation Trial Resumes with Day 16

The Most Wanted Criminals Who Never Got Caught

In late July 2000, a 5-year-old girl was reported missing from her…

Church Shooting in Laguna Woods, California

Bystander footage of authorities responding to a shooting Laguna Woods, California, on…

Security Guard Allegedly Helps Teens Escape Louisiana Youth Detention Facility – Crime Online

Three teens escaped from a Louisiana youth detention facility this weekend, apparently…

[Update] 9-year-old Girl Found Dead in Bedroom with Bite Marks and Head Trauma: Report – Crime Online

A 9-year-old girl New York girl was found dead Sunday with bite…

EEWW! Fired Arby’s Manager Admits to Urinating ‘At Least Twice’ in Milkshake Mix – Crime Online

Detectives investigating a Washington state man for child pornographer found a video…

3-year-old Dylan Ehler Missing From Grandma’s, Boots Found in Nearby Waterway – Crime Online

Three-year-old Dylan Ehler vanished from his grandmother’s backyard on May 6, 2020. …