The FBI released its final update on the Gabby Petito investigation, saying a review of the notebook found near Brian Laundrie's remains showed he claimed responsibility for her death.
Gabby Petito's family returned to the Tampa Bay area on Thursday, roughly four months after their daughter was found strangled to death in Wyoming. The Laundrie family's attorney says they have reached an agreement with the Petitos about how the couple's property will be split once it's released by law enforcement.
An outside investigation into the Aug. 12 domestic violence incident between Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie in Moab, Utah, found "unintentional mistakes" – and issued a number of recommendations on how the department should move forward.
Gabby Petito’s family attorney floated the notion that "additional individuals" could face charges in connection with her strangling in Wyoming more than two months ago.
One month after Brian Laundrie's remains were found at a Florida preserve, his parents have learned his cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the family's attorney.
A bench covered in colorful steel butterflies sits in the shade of trees in a North Port park, just steps away from where a makeshift memorial once stood. In the center, a plaque reads, "In Memory of Gabby Petito."
In addition to the remains of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie being discovered, an additional six bodies were found across the country amid a search that made national headlines.
The Laundrie family's attorney says a forensic anthropologist analyzing Brian Laundrie's remains will likely have some answers regarding his manner, cause and time of death within a matter of weeks.
The North Port Police Department is dispelling reports that DNA does not match the remains of Brian Laundrie.
According to a North Port police spokesman, detectives had set up cameras around the Laundries' home in North Port to monitor Brian's movement after Gabby's family reported her missing.
Brian Laundrie's notebook and backpack were discovered near his remains, and though the area had previously been underwater, investigators say the notebook could provide answers about Laundrie's final days.
Brian Laundrie's parents left their North Port home to grieve privately with family at an undisclosed location in Florida, their attorney said, adding that Chris and Roberta Laundrie are not planning to have a funeral for their son.
Brian Laundrie’s parents unknowingly walked just a few yards away from locations in a Florida nature preserve where police found their son’s personal belongings and remains Wednesday morning.
More than a month before authorities found the decomposed remains of Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie in a swamp near his home, he allegedly slipped away from his parents’ house under the guise of a hike.
The Laundrie family's attorney says Brian's parents are hoping for more answers from law enforcement on his cause of death after the FBI used dental records to positively identify the skeletal remains. Investigators said the area where they were found had been underwater during previous searches.
Steven Bertolino, Chris and Roberta Laundrie's attorney, took shots at the media, the public and protesters outside of the family's North Port home: "They're extremely upset, and for some unknown reason, there are still people outside of their home, yelling and screaming and causing a ruckus, which any parent grieving the loss of a child should not have to deal with."
Hunsader Farms in Bradenton revealed their 2021 corn maze, showing an aerial view where "RIP Gabby" was spelled out, along with a cross and a heart: "With this being so close to home and heavy on our hearts, we wanted to pay tribute to Gabby and her family."
Gabby Petito’s remains were found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in September. Now, authorities are searching for her boyfriend who arrived home without her from their cross-country trip.
Gabby Petito, 22, vanished after going on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend in a converted camper van. Here is a timeline of her disappearance, death and the developments in the case.
The body that was found Wednesday belonged to Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest in the Gabby Petito case, officials say.