Brian Laundrie wrote he was responsible for the death of Gabby Petito, the FBI says

Brian laundry show writings left behind his “responsibility” for the death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito, whose disappearance last year sparked a massive search from Utah to Florida, the FBI said on Friday.

Federal investigators formally closed The book, which follows the investigation into Petito’s whereabouts and death after the 22-year-old social media influencer’s body was found in Bridger-Teton National Forest on September 19 in Wyoming.

Gabrielle Petito and Brian Laundrie.@gabpetito / via Instagram

Laundrie’s body was found in Florida on October 20.

“All logical investigative steps have been completed in this case,” Michael Schneider, the FBI Denver’s lead special agent in charge, said in a statement.

“The investigation has not identified anyone other than Brian Laundrie who was directly involved in the tragic death of Gabby Petito. The FBI’s primary focus during the investigation was getting justice done for Gabby and her family.”

Laundrie’s body was found in a wildlife sanctuary not far from his childhood home in Florida. A search of this area also turned up a backpack, notebook and revolver linked to Laundrie.

“A review of the notebook revealed written statements by Mr. Laundrie accepting responsibility for the death of Ms. Petito,” the FBI said in a statement.

A Florida coroner ruled that Laundrie died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Petito died of “manual strangulation” at least three weeks ago. before her remains were found, said a Wyoming coroner.

According to a Petito family statement released by her lawyer, Richard Stafford, Laundrie’s writings show there is no doubt as to how she died.

“We truly appreciate the diligent and diligent efforts of the FBI in this extremely complicated case,” the family statement said. “The quality and quantity of facts and information gathered by the FBI leave no doubt that Brian Laundrie murdered Gabby.”

Laundrie’s loved ones lamented the shared tragedy endured by both families in a statement released by their attorney, Steven Bertolino.

“Gabby and Brian are no longer with their families and this tragedy has caused tremendous emotional pain and suffering to all who loved one or both,” the statement said. “We can only hope that with the closing of the case today, every family can begin to heal and move forward and find peace in and with the memories of their children.

The couple had gone on a cross-country driving adventure on July 2 from Blue Point, New York and chronicled their adventures on social media.

Petito was last seen in Utah and Moab police encountered the couple on August 12.

A review of police actions that day concluded that officers should have treated it as a domestic violence case, which could have resulted in Petito being arrested or subpoenaed for allegedly beating Laundrie, officials said.

laundry flew home alone to his parents Florida House on Aug. 17 and then back to Utah six days later to “get back to Gabby,” Bertolino said.

Laundrie drove home and arrived at his parents’ home in North Point, Florida 1 September again without Petito.

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