NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brian Laundrie died by suicide, his family’s attorney said Tuesday.
Autopsy results show Laundrie died of a gunshot wound to the head, Steve Bertolino said.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Homicide: Timeline Of Road Trip With Fiancé Brian Laundrie, Notable Dates And Events
“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,” he said 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.”
BREAKING: “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.” Atty Steven Bertolino @CBSNewYork
— Carolyn Gusoff (@GusoffTV) November 23, 2021
Laundrie’s remains were discovered last month in a Florida nature preserve.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
He disappeared during a nationwide manhunt for his fiancé, Gabby Petito.
Petito’s body was later found in Wyoming, and the coroner ruled her death a homicide by strangulation.
Laundrie was described as a person of interest in the case.MORE NEWS: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
Editor’s note: This story first appeared on Nov. 23, 2021.