The Gabby Petito case finally elucidated? The FBI has released its final report in the investigation into the death of the 22-year-old influencer, who had held Americans in suspense. In a notebook found near his body before his suicide last October, Brian Laundrie, the victim’s boyfriend, confessed to being the author of the murder. A confession that should put an end to this affair.
This notebook had been found by the investigators as soon as the body of Brian Laundrie was discovered, but it took several months to try to decipher it, because it was in a swampy area of Florida. While he was wanted by the police, a few weeks after the disappearance of Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie had decided to end his life by shooting himself in the head.
Death of Gabby Petito: Brian Laundrie claimed to have killed his companion in the notebook found by the FBI. The FBI has “not identified anyone else directly involved” and will dismiss the case. #gabbypetitohttps://t.co/ErXej8jOsd pic.twitter.com/4hb2q09Yb4
— Philippe Berry (@ptiberry) January 21, 2022
No other suspects in the Gabby Petito case
According to the FBI, “The investigation has not identified anyone other than Brian Laundrie who is directly involved in Gabby Petito’s death.” The federal agency also indicated that Brian Laundrie “attempted to deceive law enforcement by giving the impression that Miss Petito was still alive”. He had thus wanted to fool the authorities by continuing to maintain a conversation by message between his phone and that of his girlfriend, who had since died. He had also used the young woman’s credit card to return to her parents in Florida.
As a reminder, the body of Gabby Petito was found on September 19 near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. According to the medical examiner in charge of her autopsy, the influencer died from “blunt-force injuries to the head and neck with manual strangulation”. A few months before, in July 2021, Gabby Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie had left New York for a road trip in the American West. A journey that the couple did not hesitate to share on social networks, through photos and videos.
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