Brian Laundrie’s Notebook Confession Reveals He Killed Gabby Petito
The FBI closed its months-long investigation into the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, announcing that Brian Laundrie is believed to be responsible for her murder.
Laundrie, 23, admitted to killing Petito in a notebook entry he wrote shortly before taking his own life. Authorities discovered the notebook, a backpack, and a revolver alongside his remains.
He was named a person of interest in his girlfriend’s disappearance on September 15, though authorities failed to deem him a suspect in her murder before his death.
The FBI didn’t release the contents of the notebook entry but stated that it “revealed written statements by Mr. Laundrie claiming responsibility for Ms. Petito’s death.”
Richard Stafford, an attorney for the Petito family, issued a statement thanking the FBI and its victim services.
“We truly appreciate the FBI’s diligent and painstaking efforts in this extremely complicated case,” Stafford said. “The quality and quantity of the facts and information collected by the FBI leave no doubt the Brian Laundrie murdered Gabby.”
Steven Bertolino, the lawyer for the Laundrie family, also released a statement following the FBI report.
“Gabby and Brian are no longer with their families and this tragedy has caused enormous emotional pain and suffering to all who loved either or both of them,” Bertolino wrote.
“We can only hope that with today’s closure of the case each family can begin to heal and move forward and find peace in and with the memories of their children. May Gabby and Brian both rest in peace.”
Brian Laundrie wrote he was responsible for Gabby Petito’s death, FBI says