End of search. The fiancé of the murdered blogger is also dead, the FBI confirmed

It took the US FBI less than twenty-four hours to confirm that the human remains found by investigators in a nature reserve in Florida belong to Brian Laundrie. The 23-year-old man was the fiancé of the murdered blogger Gabba Petit. The case of her killing has attracted worldwide attention. Police have been searching for Laundri since mid-September, and on Wednesday they found the remains of a human body in the search area.

On Thursday, the FBI issued a statement identifying the remains. “A comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found in the T Mabry area of ​​the Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve and the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are Brian Laundrie’s,” the paper said.

It is not yet clear when or how Laundrie died. On Wednesday, shortly after the body was found, the information was fragmented. Investigators said at the time that they had probably discovered human remains, and not far from them a backpack and a laptop that were demonstrably owned by Laundrie. During Thursday, some details leaked to the public. “A source close to the investigation said it was skeletal remains,” Fox News Digital wrote.

According to The Independent, the fact that the body found was in advanced decay would explain why it was not immediately clear that the remains belonged to Laundrie. “In that case, he could not be identified by his family. It would also mean that Laundrie has been dead for a long time, “writes The Independent.

The site where Laundrie’s remains were discovered had been flooded until recently. Specifically, according to the American media, it was supposed to be a swamp, on the bank of which there was a backpack and a laptop of a young man.

Brian Laundrie’s parents investigated the remains of the identification of the remains less than half an hour before publishing the information. “Two police officers entered the Laundrie house on Thursday around a quarter to six in the afternoon. They stayed inside for two minutes, “Fox News Digital reported.

The family of the dead young man has already published a short statement. “Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found on Wednesday are indeed Brian’s. At the moment, they do not want to comment and are asking for respect for the privacy of the family, “Laundrie’s lawyer Steve Bertolino told Fox News.

A relationship full of quarrels?

Just hours before the FBI was able to confirm that the human remains found were Brian Laundrie’s, conspiracy theories began to spread on the Internet, according to which Brian’s personal belongings, which had been found near the skeleton and which had essentially led to her discovery, had spread to the reservation. , placed Brian’s parents. The accusations were refuted by the police.

Brian Laundrie was the fiancé of blogger Gabby Petit. At the end of August, the 22-year-old woman mysteriously got lost on a journey through American national parks, which she had just completed with Laundri. On September 11, her parents reported her missing, and a week later her body was found. A later autopsy showed she was strangled.

Brian Laundrie returned home with his fiancée at the turn of August and September, not warning that there might be something wrong with Gabby. On the days when her disappearance was reported, he refused to communicate with the police and left the house where he lived with his parents from day to day. The FBI and police have been looking for him ever since.

Laundrie has been described in the Gabby Petit case as a “person of interest” – someone whose testimony may be key to resolving the case, whether it’s a testimony or a confession of a murderer. Detectives did not officially declare him suspicious, nor was he charged with Gabby’s murder. However, an arrest warrant was issued for him due to the illegal use of a credit card – the details of this arrest warrant are unknown. Information also came to the public indicating that the couple’s relationship was going through a crisis, and domestic violence may have taken place. Even on the basis of this knowledge, people began to assert the opinion that Laundrie was a murderer.

The case of the murder of Gabba Petit has gained worldwide attention. Whether he can be resolved even when Laundrie is dead is uncertain. Gabby Petit’s family, through their lawyer, bequeathed that she would not comment on Laundrie’s death until the parents of the murdered blogger were “emotionally prepared” for it.


The American server CNN compiled a timeline of the events that led to the disappearance and discovery of Gabby Petit.

June 2021
– Fiancés Gabby Petit and Brian Laundrie embarked on a trip through American national parks in a modified white Ford van;
– a trip to the west coast and a visit to national parks in the western states of America were planned;
– Petitová shared the journey on social networks and with her family, regular communication stopped at the end of August.

August 2021
– Police met a couple in Moab, Utah, on August 12 with a couple who were allegedly arguing, resulting in a video recorded on an official camera;
– a fight was to take place during the quarrel that day, the couple subsequently stated that they were very in love and engaged, they also did not want the incident to be dealt with as a criminal act;
– the couple split up for the night according to CNN on the recommendation of the police;
– the police described Petit as confused and emotional;
– police did not see the situation as domestic violence, but rather as a “mental health crisis”;
– According to a police report, both had their mobile phones.

The last week of August
– The last contact between Petit and her family was to take place in the last week of August;
– is believed to have resided at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming at the time;
– the last report should have been received by the Petit family on 30 August, but according to the family lawyer, they believe that this report was no longer from her;
– On August 24, Petit called her mother via video call, saying she was leaving Utah for Wyoming;
– On August 25, Petit exchanged a series of messages with her mother, the family believes that she was already in the Teton Mountains at that time;
– On August 27, Petit exchanged another series of messages with her mother, the family believes that she was still in the Teton Mountains;
– On August 30, the family received the last message from Gabby Petit, but they doubt that she would write this message, according to the lawyer, the message was “There is no signal in Yosemite”.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
– Petit’s fiancé returned to the town of North Port, where he, Petit and his parents lived;
– The van in which they traveled was later found by the police at Laundrie’s home, the police will analyze the tracks in the car.

Saturday, September 11, 2021
– After the Petit family living in New York State failed to reunite with Gabby, they reported her disappearance;
– the police visited her fiancé in North Port that day and asked to be interviewed with him and his family;
– According to police spokesman Josh Taylor, “they basically just passed the information on to their lawyers”.

Thursday 16 September 2021
– According to the Petit lawyer, her fiancé’s family and his family asked for cooperation;
– “If you still have any remnants of decency, please tell me where Gabby is. Tell us if we are looking for the right place. All we want is for Gabby to come back, “said Stafford’s lawyer, Petit’s representative;
– According to Stafford, the Laundrie family refused to answer Petit’s requests and questions in early September.

Friday, September 17, 2021
– After several days of police efforts, she persuaded her fiancé’s family to speak, saying she had not seen Brian Laundrie since Tuesday;
– according to the Laundrie family’s lawyer, it is not known where he is;
– The FBI is currently trying to find out where he might be at Brian Landrie’s home;
– local and federal authorities begin the search for Brian Laundrie;
– is wanted as missing, not as a suspect;
– According to the Petit family, he is hiding.

Saturday, September 18, 2021
– Police begin searching for Brian Laundrie in the Carlton Reservation in Florida;
– At the same time, the FBI was searching the Teton Mountains in Wyoming for Gabby Petit.

Sunday, September 19, 2021
– The FBI reported the finding of remains that matched Twenty-two-year-old Petit’s description;

Monday, September 20, 2021
– The FBI interrogated her fiancé Gabba Petit’s parents
– after interrogation, Christopher and Robert Laundrie were taken from their home, which was then searched by the FBI for several hours
– According to police, the search for clues in the national park, where, according to some indications, Brian Laundrie may have been, ended

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
– According to the FBI, the coroner confirmed that the remains of a young woman in the national park belonged to Gabby Petit, and also stated that she had been murdered
– the exact cause of death will be published by the authorities only after the autopsy

Thursday, September 23, 2021
– A court in the state of Wyoming, where Laundrie and Petit were together, and where the body of a blogger was found, issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie. Concerns the misuse of someone else’s account and credit card – according to the text of the arrest warrant, Laundrie used a non-his account and PIN and withdrew more than a thousand dollars

Sunday, September 26, 2021
– The last farewell to Gabby Petit took place on Long Island, New York, in addition to family and acquaintances, hundreds of people came to him who were affected by the tragic story

Early October 2021
– New evidence has shown that Brian Laundrie disappeared from the house on Monday 13 September, not Tuesday 14 September, as his parents later told police. This information was also confirmed by a lawyer of the Laundri family
– A recently used campground was discovered in a Florida reservation where Brian Laundrie could be staying

October 12, 2021
– The pathologist stated that Gabby Petit was strangled
– also indicated that she may have been a victim of domestic violence
– the search for Brian Laundri continues to be unsuccessful, the police have not yet formally linked him to the death of Gabba Petit

October 20, 2021
– Investigators reported that his backpack and laptop were found in the Florida Reservation, where they searched for Brian Laundri. Both things seemed to be close by human remains
– the remains have not yet been identified, it is not clear what condition they are in

October 21, 2021
– The FBI has confirmed that the remains found the day before belong to Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petit’s fiancé is therefore demonstrably dead
– The cause and date of his death are not yet clear
– according to information from unnamed sources obtained by the American media, Laundrie has apparently been dead for a long time – it was “skeletal remains”