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When Brian Laundry The parents then reported missing in mid-September. strangulation of your ex-fiancée Gabby Petito, he handed over all the firearms in his home to the FBI – but one was missing, sources close to the investigation tell Granthshala News Digital.


Laundry family attorney Steve Bertolino said Tuesday afternoon that investigators informed parents that a autopsy set his son died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head When he died in September.

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It is not clear if the missing gun is the same one that Laundry used to take his life. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.

For weeks, the bureau declined to answer questions about whether the laundry, believed to be alive and absconding at the time, should be considered armed and dangerous. It was later discovered that the laundry remained dead almost the entire time.

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In prior conversations, Bertolino said he declined to comment on the firearms issue out of concern that it would create a panic or attract armed vigilantes to a Florida nature reserve where laundry went under the nose of North Port police in September. had exited. 13.

“We didn’t want the public to go into frenzy over that,” he said. “I don’t think they considered him dangerous to anyone they met on the street.”

The Petito and Laundry affair captivated the nation for more than a month. They set out on a cross-country road trip in late spring, documenting their journey in idyllic social media posts. But on August 12, police in Moab, Utah, responded to an incident of domestic violence involving the couple, as did Granthshala News Digital. to report first,

They eventually filed no charges but separated the two for the night.

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Roughly two weeks later, perhaps the last time anyone saw Petito alive in public at a restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming, a few miles from where an FBI-led search found his remains, on September 19. The Teton County coroner ruled his death. Murder by strangulation

Laundry returned to his parents’ Florida home on September 1 – driving Pettito’s van. She did not say anything publicly about her whereabouts, and her parents reported her missing on September 11. Two days later, the laundry went into hiding and did not return home.

Brian Laundry (Moab Police Department)

Bertolino previously said he immediately told the FBI that his client had not come home, but North Port police said they thought he was still in the house when they arrived on September 17.

Bertolino said that when he told the FBI that he had failed to return from Laundry Park, he had no further contact with the FBI until he told them Friday about a tip that the laundry was seen in Tampa. Was.

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But from Tuesday evening through Thursday, neither Laundry’s parents nor his attorney spoke with the FBI or local officials about their missing son’s whereabouts.

“The North Port PD was under the impression that Brian was home, and so was the FBI when they received a notification on Friday that Brian was in Tampa, and they wanted to meet with us on Friday,” Bertolino said in October. “I was shocked and said, ‘That’s cool. 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 day that he never came home.'”

North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison said mid-week that he knew where Brian Laundry was – but he was wrong.

Laundry was the only person interested in Petito’s death.

investigator Partial remains of laundry found and stuff on October 20 at Mykahatchi Creek Environmental Park in North Port. It is just a 10 minute drive from his family home. They used dental records to confirm his identity. But the cause of death was delayed as the skeletal remains were sent to forensic anthropologists for a thorough examination.

Gabby Petito Massacre: Timeline of the Disappearance with Brian Laundry

Tuesday afternoon, Result ReleasedSuicide by shooting in the head.

laundry has family Said they would leave a funeral And he will be cremated.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be contacted by calling 800-273-8255.

There is also a national crisis text line available 24/7 by texting “Home” to 741741 for those who do not wish to speak to a counselor.

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