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.