NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Brian Laundrie committed suicide, his family’s lawyer announced Tuesday.
Autopsy results show Laundrie died of a gunshot wound to the head, said Steve Bertolino.
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“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been told the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the type of death was suicide,” he said in a statement. “Chris and Roberta still mourn the loss of their son and hope these discoveries will end both families.”
RUPTURE: “Chris and Roberta Laundrie were told the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the death was suicide.” Atty Steven Bertolino @CBSNewYork
– Carolyn Gusoff (@GusoffTV) 23 November 2021
Laundrie’s remains were discovered last month in a Florida nature reserve.
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He went missing during a nationwide manhunt for his fiance, Gabby Petito.
Petito’s body was later found in Wyoming, and the coroner ruled his death a homicide by strangulation.
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Laundrie has been described as a person of interest in the case.