Gabby Petito Case: Brian Laundrie’s Cause of Death Revealed

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After Brian Laundrie's remains were found in a Florida reserve, new details have come to light about his passing.

On Nov. 23, the Laundrie family's attorney confirmed the 23-year-old's cause of death. "Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide," attorney Steven Bertolino tells E! News in a statement. "Chris and Roberta are still mourning the loss of their son and are hopeful that these findings bring closure to both families."

This news comes one month after the former fiancé of the late YouTube creator Gabby Petito's human remains were discovered at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on Oct. 20. In late October, FBI Denver announced that they had found Brian's remains, writing on Twitter at the time that "a comparison of dental records" confirmed his identity.

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Florida law enforcement officials stated during a press conference that the partial human remains, as well Brian's backpack and notebook, were discovered at the reserve in an area that was previously underwater.

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A spokesperson for the North Port Police told NBC News that the 23-year-old's remains were "skeletal."

After Brian was confirmed dead, the Laundrie family attorney, Steve Bertolino, said in a statement, "Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve are indeed Brian's." 

He continued, "We have no further comment at this time and we ask that you respect the Laundrie's privacy at this time."

On Oct. 24, the Laundrie family attorney revealed that Brian's parents wouldn't hold a traditional funeral service for him, and instead, announced that he would have his remains cremated, according to multiple media outlets.

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