Brian Laundrie was a 23-year-old artist and digital content creator from Florida, US. He attracted international media attention and gained infamy for his role in the murder of fiancé Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, who was just 22. Read on to find out more details about Brian’s early life as well as the tragic story of his fiancées.
Brian Laundrie Wikipedia
Brian was a long island native and graduated from the same high school as Gabby in 2016. There is little mention of any professional achievements or a notable career path to report on Brian’s part. On the other hand, Gabby was a travel blogger. The couple got engaged in 2020.
Brian claimed Gabby had disappeared at Yellowstone Park. She was reported missing on September 11 by her parents; this after Brian had driven home to Florida without her.
Brian arrived in Florida on September 1 and never contacted Gabby’s parents after his return. Gabby’s parents had lost all contact with their daughter in late August, and it is suspected Gabby disappeared around the same time.
Brian refused to cooperate with the Police; to the extent that he refused, he declined to disclose the last place he saw Gabby.
Furthermore, the Police also found out that Police in Utah had responded to a dispute between the couple in Moab, Utah, in mid-August.
The couple had reportedly started getting into fights more often while cohabiting inside the van during their road trip. Gabby’s body was found on September 17.
There was mounting suspicion amongst the Police, and on September 19, an arrest warrant for Brian was issued.
However, the whereabouts of Brian were unknown since September 14, before the discovery of his departed girlfriend’s remains. His parents claimed he seemed distressed and took off.
The search for Brian came to an end after a little over three weeks, when his body was discovered at a nature preserve near his parent’s Florida home.
Medical experts determined that Brian fatally shot himself. A more extensive search around where his body was found recovered the gun he used to kill himself as well as a notebook.
In a statement released in January 2022, the Police disclosed that they had found new evidence in the notebook in writing, which implied Brian was guilty. Although the FBI did not disclose exactly what was written in the book, Authorities concluded he was solely responsible for Gabby’s death.
Brian’s father, Christopher Laundrie, was 62 years old and lived in north port Florida with his wife, Brian’s mother, Roberta Laundrie, 55.
Brian had one sister named Cassandra Laundrie; her age and personal details have not been disclosed.