Brian Laundrie die – Cause of Death
According to the statement given by his family attorney, Brian Laundrie die as a result of a gunshot wound to his head. The wound was self-inflicted and the manner of his death was concluded as suicide. Brian’s remains were recovered on October 20th, a month before the final verdict, in wetland areas in Florida’s Carlton Reserve. The corpse was identified as Brian’s on Oct. 21.
According to Steven Bertolino, the family’s lawyer, an official autopsy was immediately conducted after the remains were found, but the manner and cause of death were not determined at that time.
Forensic reports –
The Medical Examiner’s Office, District Twelve, Florida, made a press release after that on the incident. Reportedly, a forensic odontologist and a forensic anthropologist analyzed Brian’s body. The statement said that the examiners had used skeletal reconstruction, dental comparison, and DNA analysis to confirm the identity of Brian and the reason for his death.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie, Brian’s parents had earlier said that their 23-year-old son had disappeared on Sept. 14, almost a couple of weeks after his return to their home in North Port, Florida. Before the tragic incident, Laundrie and his fiancee Gabby Petito went on a cross-country van trip together.
Missing report on Sept 11th –
On Sept.11, Petito had been reported missing by her family, and her remains were found on Sept.19, in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. An autopsy concluded that the 22-year-old woman’s body had been lying there for at least a month, and she had been strangled. A case of homicide was registered, and Brian was mentioned as a ‘person of interest’. However, he was not charged with murder and was only booked for fraudulent use of someone else’s debit card.
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The family attorney said that Brian’s parents had been informed of the cause of their son’s death. The bereaved parents were still mourning the loss of their son and hoped that the findings would bring closure for both families.