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Lawyer for Brian Laundrie’s family reveals cause of death

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FILE – This Aug. 12, 2021 file photo from video provided by the Moab, Utah, Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park in Utah. An attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie said Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 that he fatally shot himself in the head. Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt for more than a month as investigators searched for clues in the slaying of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, during their cross-country van trip together. (The Moab Police Department via AP, File)

A lawyer representing the Laundrie family has revealed Brain Laundrie’s believed cause of death.

According to a statement from Steven Bertolino Tuesday, Laundrie died by suicide:

“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. Chris and Roberta are still mourning the loss of their son and are hopeful that these findings bring closure to both families,”  Bertolino.

Laundries remains were discovered at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on October 20th after he went missing following being named a suspect in the death of his fiancée Gabby Petito.

Petito went missing after a cross-country trip with Laundrie over the summer. At some point during the trip Laundrie returned home without Petito and refused to work with police to help them locate her. Petito’s body was later found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton on Sept. 19.

Authorities later ruled her cause of death was manual strangulation/throttling and ruled the manner of death a homicide.