Could Brian Laundrie’s notebook reveal details about the deaths of the vlogger and his girlfriend Gabby Petito? The case that made global headlines this year, involving the American influencer couple, seemingly appeared to near its end with the discovery of Laundrie’s body on October 20, weeks after Petito’s body was found.
However, internet sleuths and netizens tracking developments closely are looking for answers following the recovery of a notebook and other possessions found near Laundrie’s remains at a Florida reserve. More on the case here.
While 22-year-old Petito’s autopsy showed death by strangulation, the Laundrie family attorney confirmed he died by suicide. Parents of 23-year-old Laundrie were informed that the cause of his death was a “gunshot wound to the head,” the attorney told CNN November 23.
Petito’s family has refrained from making a statement on the revelations from Laundrie’s autopsy results since a probe into their daughter’s death is ongoing.
Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie Case: Quick Recap
Petito and Laundrie, engaged to be married, set off on a cross-country trip in July 2021, covering multiple national parks. They were both vloggers, documenting their trip on their social media channel Nomadic Statik. Petito reportedly disappeared mid-trip in August around Wyoming and Laundrie returned home to Florida alone on September 1. Investigators named Laundrie a person of interest in the Petito case.
Two weeks later, Laundrie went missing too, after claiming to have left for another trip. Multiple reports had emerged by this time of the couple spotted engaging in a public fight, police apprehending them and Petito claiming to have mental health disturbances.
Petito’s remains were found on September 19 at a national park in Wyoming. More on her autopsy results. Confirmation on Laundrie’s autopsy indicates he died by a self-inflicted gunshot.
What Is In The Brian Laundrie Notebook? What You Should Know
As per The Independent, a backpack and notebook were found near Laundrie’s remains in Myakkahatachee Creek Environmental Park. Since the area was submerged in water, the notebook – which could purportedly contain a suicide note – has sustained damage but authorities are trying to salvage it. Speculation abounds on the internet that Laundrie’s notebook may hold answers to the mystery behind the double deaths.