Months after the quest for Brian Laundrie gripped the nation, new information has emerged regarding his role in the death of Gabby Petito.
A confession to the murder of Petito was found in a notebook obtained by the FBI at the location of Laundrie’s death in October.
A note in a notebook discovered by Fox News states, “I ended her life. I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked. I was in shock.”
“Please do not make life harder for my family,” the note reads. “They lost a son and a daughter. The most wonderful girl in the world. Gabby I’m sorry.”
In his confession note, Laundrie mentioned Petito’s alleged injury, presenting the murder as an act of mercy.
This is Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession where he admits he ended Gabby's life. pic.twitter.com/f3iyTutWpo
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) June 24, 2022
A coroner ruled that Petito’s death was caused by acute suffocation. It is believed that she passed away around August 28, 2021.
The contents of the notebook were previously unknown, however they were described as a confession to Petitio’s murder.
Petito, 22 years old, went missing last August while traveling cross-country in an RV with Laundrie. Her remains were later discovered in Wyoming near Grand Teton National Park.
Laundrie returned to Florida after her disappearance, but instead of working with law enforcement, he vanished from his parents’ home.
A lengthy manhunt led to the discovery of Laundrie’s body in a nature preserve. It is thought that he committed suicide with his parents’ revolver.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Laundrie’s personal effects were first located by his parents, who were helping the North Port Police Department scour the remote area for any trace of their son.
Laundrie had been a suspect in Petito’s death, but he had only been charged with stealing her debit card.
The Petitio family has filed a lawsuit against Laundrie’s parents, accusing them of helping him in a plan to escape the country. Read more…