Ever since Gabby Petito was found dead in a remote camping area in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., the public has been anxiously awaiting the conclusion to her case. Not long after Petito’s body was discovered, her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, was reported missing and subsequently found dead on Oct. 20, 2021.
Since his death, many have been extremely suspicious about Laundrie’s activity after Petito was found. Not only was it evident that he was involved in Petito’s death, but it appeared as though his parents were equally as involved in keeping him safe and protecting his story. Authorities cannot prove any involvement from his parents due to the lack of evidence. Laundrie’s decision to follow through with the murder and take his own life was his own. If his parents were involved, it would be through making their son look as innocent as possible.
Laundrie’s suicide, which transpired after he fled from law enforcement, lead to suspicions of guilt among police and the public alike.
Recently, authorities found a confession to Petito’s murder in Laundrie’s notebook, which was discovered near his body. This update will probably be among the last unless more is found about Laundrie’s motives. Not much else was found with Laundrie’s body except a revolver and his backpack. To read more about the findings regarding his notebook, click here.
As for Laundrie’s parents and their involvement, information is still up in the air. As of now, they are not officially involved in the murder and will not face charges. If in the future, authorities find more information, it could change the whole storyline and would put the Laundries in a more difficult position. The family has claimed that everything they told authorities was true. So, if found otherwise, they would face major repercussions.
As of now, it seems like the findings from Laundrie’s notebook will be the last major update on the Petito case for a while. All that authorities needed to close the case was complete proof that Laundrie committed the murder, which was given to them by Laundrie through his documented confession. Tweet us, @VALLEYmag, with your thoughts on the Petito case.