Deceased fugitive Brian Laundrie died of suicide, a forensic anthropologist instructed Laundrie household lawyer Steven Bertolino on Tuesday.

Laundrie took his personal life with a gunshot wound to the pinnacle, Bertolino stated.

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

Chris and Roberta Laundrie at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida on October 20, 2021

Chris and Roberta Laundrie at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida on October 20, 2021
(Michael Ruiz/Fox News Digital)

Laundrie was an individual of curiosity within the disappearance and murder of his former fiancée, Gabby Petito  — a tragedy that captured the nation’s consideration for greater than a month after Petito’s household reported her lacking on September 11.

Authorities recovered Laundrie’s partial skeletal stays, together with a backpack and different private objects belonging to Laundrie, on Oct. 20 on the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida. The following day, after a comparability of dental information, the company confirmed the stays as Laundrie’s.

The Florida District 12 Medical Examiner carried out an preliminary post-mortem in late October, however outcomes got here again inconclusive. The stays have been then despatched to a forensic anthropologist.

Brian Laundrie as seen in bodycam footage released by the Moab Police Department in Utah.

Brian Laundrie as seen in bodycam footage launched by the Moab Police Department in Utah.
(Moab PD)

Forensic anthropologists analyze human stays, conduct DNA exams and search for any indicators of weapon proof to assist decide how an individual died.

Authorities additionally discovered Laundrie’s pocket book on Oct. 20, which police say “may be salvageable.” It is unclear what’s contained in the pocket book.

Gabby Petito (Instagram)

Gabby Petito (Instagram)

Laundrie had returned to his mother and father’ house on Sept. 1 with out her. Petito’s household reported her lacking 10 days later. Laundrie’s mother and father then reported their son lacking on Sept. 17 however clarified later that the final time they noticed him was Sept. 13. 

The North Port Police Department and the FBI searched the Myakkahatchee Creek park for greater than a month earlier than ultimately discovering Brian’s stays and private objects with assist from Laundrie’s mother and father in an space that had beforehand been underwater. 

Police beforehand directed questions on a firearm from Fox News to the FBI. The FBI has not launched any new details about the case on the time of publication.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline may be reached by calling 800-273-8255.

For those that don’t need to communicate to a counselor, there’s additionally a nationwide Crisis Text Line accessible 24/7 by texting “home” to 741741.