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BREAKING: Brian Laundrie Death Confirmed As Suicide

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BREAKING: Brian Laundrie Death Confirmed As Suicide

Brian Laundrie's cause of death has been confirmed as suicide, dying of a gunshot wound to the head.

The Laundrie family's attorney Steven Bertolino said in a statement about Laundrie's parents: "Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide. Chris and Roberta are still mourning the loss of their son and are hopeful that these findings bring closure to both families."

There has been an update on the death of Brian Laundrie who was the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case (Credit:Instagram/@Bizarre_Design)
There has been an update on the death of Brian Laundrie who was the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case (Credit:Instagram/@Bizarre_Design)

Last month, the FBI confirmed that human remains found in a Florida nature reserve are Brain Laundrie's.

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Human remains had been recovered in a reserve close to where Brian Laundrie's belongings were found earlier in the day, the FBI announced previously.

Found during a search of Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida, FBI special agent Michael McPherson confirmed the discovery of human remains and personal items and the items were believed to have belonged to Laundrie, 23, back in October.

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Laundrie, who returned to his home in Florida from a cross-country road trip on 31st August without Petito, had been cited as a 'person of interest' in the case.

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The FBI had also lodged an arrest warrant against him, claiming he used someone else's credit card to buy goods while Petito was missing.

His parents, Christopher and Roberta, said they hadn't seen their son since 14th September.

Gabby Petito's autopsy confirmed that she had died by homicide (Credit: YouTube)
Gabby Petito's autopsy confirmed that she had died by homicide (Credit: YouTube)

Investigators had previously searched a Florida nature preserve to find Laundrie, but did not find him, saying they "exhausted all avenues in searching the grounds" of the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County.

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Human remains found in a national park in Wyoming in late September were confirmed to be Petito's. Preliminary examinations have pointed towards Petito's cause of death being homicide.

Brian Laundrie's remains were sent to a forensic anthropologist. There has been no word yet on when his remains will be released to the family.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/North Port Police

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