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