The boyfriend of Gabby petito An influencer murdered months ago in the United States committed suicide by shooting herself in the head, the lawyer for the young man’s family reported on Tuesday, November 24.
The body of Brian Laudrie It was found on October 20 in a nature reserve in the north of the state of Florida (southeastern US). This 23-year-old man had disappeared in September, shortly after the police classified him as a “person of interest” in the investigation into the death of Gabby petito.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide ”, Attorney Steven Bertolino said in a statement.
Both “continue to mourn the loss of their son and hope that these findings will allow both families to turn a page,” he added.
The disappearance of the influencer caused a great media stir in the United States for weeks. She and Laundrie had left New York in July to tour the western United States in a pickup truck for four months after the woman quit her job.
For days, they published images on social networks in which they were seen smiling on a trip that seemed idyllic. But on September 1, Laundrie returned without her to North Port, Florida, where they both lived with his family.
His attitude raised suspicions about his role in the disappearance of the 22-year-old, especially after she refused to answer the police’s questions and fled on September 13.
The worst omens were confirmed regarding Petito. His body was found on September 19 in Wyoming’s Great Teton National Park. And on October 12 it was announced that she had died after being strangled.
A video released in September by police in Moab, a small town in Utah, had further raised suspicions around Laundrie.
In the pictures, Gabby petito appeared crying in a car, after police intervened in a dispute with his partner. This story is sadly common in a country where hundreds of thousands of people go missing every year.
The media interest in the case has sparked controversy over the disproportionate attention paid to the disappearances of white women compared to those of minority origin.