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    The mother of Gabby Petito said Brian Laundrie lied about why he killed her daughter in the notebook confession found on his remains. Speaking on the Today show Nichole Schmidt called Laundrie's purported confession that he killed Petito as an act of mercy after she grievously injured herself an 'absolute' lie. 'That's ridiculous. We know how she died' she said, calling Laundrie's claims '100% untrue.' She said the confession story he wrote in his notebook was merely a part of the 'good guy' character he always masqueraded as. 'That was his character, even in his last moments he wanted to make sure he looked like the good guy.' Schmidt previously shared an image on Twitter that said 'narcissists rewrite history', along with hashtags including 'the truth will be revealed', 'selfish' and 'justice for Gabby.' Petito's remains were found in Grand Teton National Park in September after she vanished in August while on a vlogging road trip with Laundrie. Investigators determined she died by manual strangulation and had been dead three to four weeks. Her death was ruled as a...
    Brian Laundrie's father was seen hiking solo in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park near the site where his son's skeletal remains were found, days after a judge ordered a civil suit against him by Gabby Petito's parents to be heard by a jury.  On Friday morning Christopher Laundrie, 62, wearing sunglasses, shorts, a gray t-shirt, and green hat, appeared pensive as he walked along the rugged Florida trail holding a walking stick in the rare public sighting.  After the walk at the Big Slough Preserve, the elder Laundrie climbed into his red Dodge pick-up truck before driving off.    Gabby Petito's mother Nichole Schmidt, 41 and father Joseph Petito, 42, won the right to sue  Brian Laundrie's parents, Christopher and Roberta. They claim the couple secretly knew their son had murdered their daughter and helped him escape, while publicly expressing hope that Petito would be found safe. On Friday morning Christopher Laundrie, 62, wearing sunglasses, shorts, a gray t-shirt, and green hat, appeared pensive as he walked along the rugged trail holding a walking stick in the rare public sighting. After the...
    (CNN) — A lawsuit filed by Gabby Petito’s parents claiming Brian Laundrie’s parents intentionally inflicted emotional distress on them can move forward, a Florida judge has ruled. Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie. (CNN)  Christopher and Roberta Laundrie had filed a motion to dismiss the suit, but Circuit Court Judge Hunter Carroll said a statement released by the couple’s lawyer could be considered “outrageous” if the Laundries knew that their son’s girlfriend was dead at the time. Gabby Petito was found dead in Wyoming on Sept. 19 after going missing on a cross-country trip with Brian Laundrie. A coroner ruled she died by strangulation on or around Aug. 27. Brian Laundrie had returned alone to his parents’ Florida home on Sept. 1. He disappeared on Sept. 17, several days after Petito’s parents reported her missing. His body was found the following month in a park; the cause of death was determined to be suicide. In Thursday’s order, Carroll wrote that if the case was about the Laundries remaining silent and they had done so, he would have ruled for the Laundries...
    THE actors portraying Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie in an upcoming film were spotted sporting a sweet tribute to the murdered vlogger. Skyler Samuels, 28, who is portraying Petito in the film, was spotted wearing the same blue bracelet that members of the Petito family have been seen wearing during court appearances. 5Skyler Samuels was spotted wearing the same blue bracelet that members of the Petito family haveCredit: BackGrid 5Samuels, 28, is portraying Petito in the filmCredit: BackGrid 5Actor Evan Hall is playing Laundrie in the Lifetime film and was also spotted wearing the braceletCredit: BackGrid 5The bracelets say "Justice for Gabby"Credit: Gabby Petito Foundation 5Members of the Petito family have been spotted wearing the braceletsCredit: momandpaparazzi.com/Splash News for The US Sun Actor Evan Hall, 31, is playing Laundrie in the Lifetime film, and was also spotted wearing the bracelet. The bracelets say "Justice for Gabby" and "Gabby Petito Foundation," honoring the late vlogger who died while on a road trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, last year. The color blue was chosen to honor Petito based on the color...
    Gabby Petito's mom has slammed Brian Laundrie's notebook confession where he claimed her death was a mercy killing after she slipped in a stream and hit her head. Laundrie, 23, admitted murdering his 22-year-old fiancée at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on their country-wide road trip in August 2021. Petito's mom Nichole Schmidt said she was 'fed up' after Laundrie's notebook confession was revealed. She shared an image on Twitter that said 'narcissists rewrite history', along with hashtags including 'the truth will be revealed', 'selfish' and 'justice for Gabby'. Laundrie claimed in the notebook she fell into a creek and injured herself but as she was severely hurt, crying in pain and shivering from the cold, he decided to kill her. Petito's death was ruled a homicide by manual strangulation. Petito's mom Nichole Schmidt said she was 'fed up' after Laundrie's notebook confession was revealed. She shared an image on Twitter that said 'narcissists rewrite history', along with hashtags including 'the truth will be revealed', 'selfish' and 'justice for Gabby' Gabby Petito's mom Nichole Schmidt (pictured) has slammed Brian Laundrie's notebook confession where...
    GABBY Petito's mom shares a cryptic social media post, claiming she's "fed up" days after Brian Laundrie's notebook was made public containing his supposed confession. In her post, Nichole Schmidt used the hashtags narcissist, selfish and cowards in her response to the bombshell revelation of Laundrie's notebook containing his final words. 1Gabby Petito's mom shares a cryptic social media post, claiming she's 'fed up' days after Brian Laundrie's notebook was made publicCredit: Social Media - Refer to Source More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    A lawyer claims that Brian Laundrie's mother, Roberta Laundrie, wrote him a secret letter after he killed his fiance Gabby Petito where she 'offered to assist him'.  Attorney Patrick Riley, who is representing Petito's parents in a civil suit against the family, appeared on NewsNation, where he hinted that even the lawyer for Laundrie's parents, Steven Bertolino, was surprised by the bombshell letter.  'Within that letter is an offer from Roberta Laundrie to assist her son,' Riley said. 'It's a pretty interesting, pretty odd letter.'  Petito's parents, Joseph Petito and Nicole Schmidt, have filed a lawsuit against Christopher and Roberta Laundrie in a Florida court accusing them of harboring Brian and conspiring to help him flee to avoid taking responsibility for his crime. Riley suggested that the letter could offer proof.  On the outside of the envelope, which was found in Petito's van which the couple used on a cross-country road trip, Roberta Laundrie had written 'burn after you read this,' Riley told News Nation. Riley claims that the newly surfaced letter could help prove the Petito family's case against...
    A PRIVATE investigator has claimed that Brian Laundrie lied about Gabby Petito falling down in his notebook confession to shift the blame in the case and rewrite history. Jason K Jensen, a private investigator, spoke exclusively to The Sun in regards to the latest bombshell revelations from Brian Laundrie's notebook. 3Jensen believes Laundrie was attempting to rewrite history with his confessionCredit: Instagram/gabspetito 3Laundrie's journal was recovered by the FBICredit: Instagram 3Jensen believes Laundrie is trying to rewrite history with his confessionCredit: YouTube/Red White & Bethune "I've seen and heard many confessions, including dying confessions, they are always guaranteed to be filled with half-truths and blame shifts," Jensen told The Sun. "Laundrie's is no exception." The private investigator noted that Laundrie stated he ended Petito's life but did not admit: "I killed her." "He writes this farcical tale about her falling down and getting injured while crossing Spread Creek, and describes how he couldn't leave her behind," Jensen said. READ MORE ON PETITO-LAUNDRIEBOMBSHELL Brian Laundrie 'may have THREE confessions including notebook & digital device'FINAL WORDS Brian Laundrie admitted to 'ending' Gabby...
    THE INVESTIGATION into Gabby Petito's murder led to the mysterious disappearance of her fiancée Brian Laundrie. Although both Gabby and Brian are deceased, new details continue to be uncovered about the late couple's case. 2The aftermath of Gabby Petito's homicide resulted in the FBI issuing a warrant for his arrestCredit: Social Media - Refer to source Brian Laundrie timeline: What happened and when did he go missing? Laundrie, 23, made headlines earlier in 2021 after he returned home from a cross-country road trip early and without his fiancé, Gabby Petito. Petito's body was later discovered in Wyoming and the autopsy results revealed that she was murdered as a result of strangulation. After her body was recovered, Laundrie went missing as law enforcement attempted to track his whereabouts. The FBI announced on October 21, 2021, that remains found at the Mabry Calrton Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park belong to Laundrie. Read More on The US SunBOMBSHELL Brian Laundrie details final moments with Gabby Petito in shocking confessionFINAL WORDS Brian Laundrie admitted to 'ending' Gabby Petito's...
    GABBY Petito's final moments according to Brian Laundrie's chilling notebook confession saw the vlogger "gasping in pain". Laundrie's journal was recovered by the FBI from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on October 20, 2021, along with his skeletal remains. 1Laundrie's journal was recovered by the FBICredit: STEVEN P. BERTOLINO According to a photograph from the journal, Laundrie claimed Gabby was dealing with some sort of injury and would "wake in pain". He wrote: "Rushing back to our car trying to cross the streams of spread creek before it got too dark to see, to cold. "I hear a splash and a scream. I could barely see, I couldn’t find her for a moment, shouted her name. I found her breathing heavily gasping my name, she was freezing cold." GABBY'S PARENTS IN COURT The shocking revelation comes days after Gabby's parents, Joe and Nichole, faced off with the Laundrie family's lawyer in a Sarasota County, Florida court. The Petitos sued Chris and Roberta Laundrie for allegedly withholding information about their daughter's death. The Laundries family lawyer filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. They claimed the Laundries knew that...
    Brian Laundrie's parents have been spotted on a shopping trip just a day after skipping out on a court hearing in the civil case brought against them by Gabby Petitio's parents.  DailyMail.com saw Christopher and Roberta Laundrie near their home in North Port, Florida, on Thursday making several stops, including to a store and to fill up their red pick-up truck.  Christopher wore a gray t-shirt and shorts, while Roberta kept her mask on outdoors and wore a floral shirt and cap.    On Wednesday the Laundries were a no-show at the hearing, where Petito's family blasted them as being 'callous and shameful.' Petito, 22, was strangled on a road trip with Laundrie in Wyoming last summer and now her family is suing her killer boyfriend's parents over her death.    The civil suit alleges the Laundries knew their son, 23, had murdered Petito after he returned to their Florida home alone - and tried to help him flee authorities. Laundrie's parents had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawyer representing the Laundries says they have 'no regrets' about their response...
    THE Laundrie family attorney has insisted Brian's parents have "no regrets" and the truth of Gabby Petito's death may be revealed. Steven Bertolino, the attorney for Brian's parents Chris and Roberta Laundrie, spoke to NewsNation’s "Banfield" Wednesday night after a judge heard arguments in the Petito-Laundrie lawsuit. 6A judge heard arguments on Wednesday in the Petito-Laundrie lawsuitCredit: Instagram/GabbyPetito 6Steven Bertolino said: 'I did everything the right way. We have no regrets'Credit: NewsNation When NewsNation's Senior National Correspondent Brian Entin questioned Bertolino on whether he had any regrets regarding the legal advice given to his clients the attorney was certain he has done his job correctly. Entin asked: "Because they haven't been in trouble so far ... do you have any regrets? Do you think you should have had them talk to the media or perhaps seem a little more human? "Even though you protected them legally, do you think you made any mistakes along the way since now they are, in many ways, it seems hated by the world?" Commenting on the "very good question" Entin asked, Bertolino said: "You know,...
    The lawyer representing Brian Laundrie's parents says they have 'no regrets' about their response to Gabby Petito's murder. Attorney Steve Bertolino defended the Laundries, saying they did 'everything the right way,' on Wednesday night, just hours after Petito's family blasted them in court as being 'callous and shameful.' Petito, 22, was strangled on a road trip with Laundrie in Wyoming last summer. The van-life blogger's mother and father are suing their daughter's killer boyfriend and his parents, Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, over her death.   The civil suit alleges the Laundries knew their son, 23, had murdered Petito after he returned to their Florida home alone - and tried to help him flee authorities.  Laundrie's parents had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.  After hearing arguments from attorneys for both families on Wednesday, Sarasota County Circuit Court Judge Hunter W. Carroll announced he will make a decision within two weeks as to whether the case will go to trial. Attorney Steve Bertolino, who represents Brian Laundrie's parents, says they have 'no regrets' about their response to Gabby Petito's murder Petito's parents, Nichole Schmidt, 41, and her former husband Joseph Petito,...
    THE highly publicized lawsuit Petito-Laundrie lawsuit is a "reach," according to a renowned law professor, who said he would be "surprised" if it's tossed out. The Petitos sued the family of Brian Laundrie - Gabby's fiance who authorities said claimed responsibility for her death in a suicide note - for withholding information while their daughter was missing. 3Gabby Petito's family attended court on June 22 where both sides presented their argumentsCredit: momandpaparazzi.com/Splash News for The US Sun 3No one from Brian Laundrie's (pictured) family appeared in court on June 22Credit: Social Media - Refer to source 3Gabby Petito (pictured) was found dead back in SeptemberCredit: petitojoseph/Instagram The Laundries' lawyer filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, and both sides presented their arguments in Sarasota County, Florida court on Wednesday. In a short summary, the Laundrie family attorney Matthew Luca said in court that they had a right to remain silent while law enforcement looked for Gabby. Their lone statement was released through another family attorney Steve Bertolino, who said he hoped Gabby is found and reunited with her family. The Laundrie's silence...
    SEVEN critical mysteries in the case of Gabby Petito could be answered as her parents square off against the Laundries in court. Petito’s parents, Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt, filed a lawsuit in March against Brian Laundrie's parents, Chris and Roberta. 4Several mysteries remain surrounding the deaths of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie (pictured)Credit: Instagram 4Petito's parents, Nichole Schmidt and Joe Petito, Joseph, filed a lawsuit against the LaundriesCredit: 60 Minutes Australia 4Christopher Laundrie allegedly gave police the wrong date of his son's disappearanceCredit: Splash News 4Laundrie allegedly told his parents that he murdered Petito on or about August 28, 2021Credit: Splash News Now, Judge Hunter W. Carroll will hear from both sets of parents in court on Wednesday for the first time since both Petito and Laundrie died last fall. The first hearing is set for Wednesday and will determine whether or not the case will proceed to a jury trial in 2023. The pre-trial hearing is set for Wednesday afternoon at Sarasota County Circuit Court in Venice, Florida. But there are still several mysteries surrounding the disappearance and...
    BRIAN Laundrie's parents hit back at the allegations that they covered up Gabby Petito's murder and defend their silence during the search for the young vlogger. Chris and Roberta Laundrie filed a motion for dismissal on Friday after Gabby's parents, Joe and Nichole, sued them for "intentional infliction of emotional distress." 1The Laundries filed a motion for dismissal after Gabby's parents sued them for 'intentional infliction of emotional distress' More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    A LAW & Order episode apparently inspired by Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie caused one online sleuth to conclude "it's 100 percent about Gabby, with a twist." The episode titled "Filtered Life" is allegedly another "ripped from the headlines" story that is based on the case of 22-year-old YouTube vlogger Gabby Petito. 2Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito broadcasted their tragic journey on social mediaCredit: Social Media - Refer to source 2The couple were traveling when they diedCredit: Social Media - Refer to Source WFLA said the episode teases at the story of the young woman whose body was found in Wyoming in September 2021 after her fiancé Brian Laundrie returned home to Florida alone. This took place in the middle of a cross-country van trip that the pair were documenting on social media. Police later determined her death was a homicide with the cause of death being strangulation. Not long after this, Brian Laundrie disappeared in Florida until his remains were discovered a month later. Read moreGabby Petito storiesSWEET TRIBUTES Family pay tribute to Gabby Petito on what would have been...
    Brian Laundrie's parents asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by Gabby Petito's mom and dad by insisting they were entitled to plead the fifth when questioned about their son.    The Laundrie family's lawyer Steven Bertolino made the application to a court in Sarasota, Florida, on Wednesday. He did so in response to the Petitos' claims that the couple knew their son had killed their daughter, and helped him plot to escape.  'The Laundries have exercised their constitutional right to refrain from speaking and have relied on counsel to speak for them. This is not only common practice in our civilized community but it embodies the exercise of fundamental rights under the United States and Florida Constitutions,' Bertolino told CNN. Bertolino did not confirm or deny any of the allegations made against the Laundries, whose lives were put under a microscope for weeks following the disappearance of their son and his girlfriend. Petito was found murdered in Wyoming in September, with Laundrie's remains discovered in a Florida swamp a month later. Investigators later concluded that he'd shot...
    BRIAN Laundrie’s parents will have to "wait and see" what evidence Gabby Petito's family has against them, according to the Petito's lawyer. Attorney Pat Reilly issued the ominous warning after Chris and Roberta Laundrie filed a motion on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges they knew their son had killed the vlogger. 3Gabby Petito's father Joseph Petito and her mother Nicole Schmidt have responded to the Laundrie family's attempt to get their lawsuit dismissedCredit: AP 3Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, seen here leaving their home on September 23, 2021, say the lawsuit is baselessCredit: Fox News 3The motion filed today marks the latest development since 22-year-old Gabby Petito went missing in Wyoming last summer while on a trip with her fiance Brian LaundrieCredit: Social Media - Refer to Source The motion to dismiss the case claims the Petito's lawsuit is "baseless and frivolous." Lawyer Steve Bertolino filed the motion in court on behalf Brian Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta. But a Petito family representative doubled down, saying they have evidence to support their accusations. Read more newsMANHUNT Cops hunt ‘armed’...
    GABBY Petito celebrated what turned out to be her last birthday hiking on the Appalachian Trail – just months before she was killed by her fiancé Brian Laundrie. In photos uploaded to the vlogger’s Instagram on March 27 – days after turning 22 – Gabby was pictured hanging out in the Georgia woodland. 4Gabby Petito spent her last birthday hiking on the Appalachian Trail in GeorgiaCredit: Social Media - Refer to source 4Brian Laundrie was pictured relaxing in a hammockCredit: Social Media - Refer to source She was snapped standing on rocks and boulders as she made her way through the trail - months before her disappearance and death. The Appalachian Trail is one of the most famous hiking spots in the US. Located within 14 states, it attracts over three million visitors per year. The entire trail takes up over 2,190 miles from start to finish and can take about five to seven months to hike. Read more on Gabby PetitoDISTURBING UPDATE Seven shocking revelations in Gabby Petito case - including new injuriesDIRTY LAUNDRIE Brian Laundrie's parents slam 'baseless' suit filed...
    A former prosecutor says a lawsuit filed by Gabby Petito's family against Brian Laundrie's parents is 'meritless', but believes they should be 'crucified in the court of public opinion' if it's proven that they helped him flee.     Gabby's parents, Nichole Schmidt and Joseph Petito filed the civil lawsuit against Chris and Roberta Laundrie last week in Sarasota County, Florida - seven months after their daughter was killed. The lawsuit seeks damages of at least $30,000. They argue that Brian's parents were aware that their son had killed Gabby - assisting him in several attempts to evade authorities that ultimately culminated in his suicide in a Florida swamp. No evidence was included to back up this claim. Mark Eiglarsh, a criminal defense attorney and former Miami-Dade County prosecutor, told Dailymail.com that the filing of the lawsuit is not a surprise as a family in mourning continues to seek justice. But added that without evidence, the lawsuit is meritless.    'In a court of public opinion, this lawsuit may have significant value,' he said. 'But in a court of law, it's meritless.' Eiglarsh said if...
    (CNN)The family of Gabby Petito has filed a civil lawsuit against Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, alleging they knew their son Brian Laundrie killed Gabby Petito and were working to help him flee the country. In the lawsuit, Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt allege Brian Laundrie told his parents about killing Gabby Petito around August 28."While Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt were desperately searching for information concerning their daughter, Christopher Laundrie and Roberta Laundrie were keeping the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie secret, and it is believed were making arrangements for him to leave the country," the suit alleges.Though a coroner previously ruled Gabby Petito's cause of death as manual strangulation, the lawsuit also lists blunt force injuries to her head and neck as well as manual strangulation for her cause of death.Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petitos fiancé, died from a gunshot wound to the head, medical examiner saysSchmidt's last communication with her daughter was on August 27, the suit says. Her parents believe that was the day she was killed, citing a text message that was sent from Gabby Petito's phone later...
    Gabby Petito's family is suing the parents of Brian Laundrie, saying the couple knew about Petito's death and still helped their son escape to the Florida swamp where he eventually killed himself.   Nichole Schmidt and Joseph Petito argue in the lawsuit that Chris and Roberta Laundrie were aware that their son had killed Gabby, and tried to help him flee the country before he committed suicide, a lawsuit obtained by DailyMail.com revealed.  Laundrie's remains were found in October after he went on the run as police investigated the death of his 22-year-old fiancé.  The suit also claims that Gabby suffered blunt force injuries to the face and neck. A previous report by the coroner's office had determined she died by strangulation, but made no mention of other injuries.  Gabby had embarked with Laundrie on a 'van life' cross-country road trip in July and had a brush with the law in August, when police in Utah responded to a domestic violence incident between the two. Laundrie, 23, returned to Florida on September 1 without her. He was named a person of...
    POLICE in Utah have identified several persons of interest in the double homicide case of a newlywed couple who were gunned down at a campsite near Moab last summer. Kylen Schulte, 24, and Crystal Turner, 38, were found dead in an irrigation ditch in the South Mesa area of the La Sal mountain range on August 18. 5Kylen Schulte, 24, and Crystal Turner, 38, were found dead in a Moab irrigation ditch on Aug.18Credit: Facebook 5Their deaths had speculatively been linked to Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie, a Van-life couple whose road trip across the US ended in murder and suicideCredit: Instagram In a press release on Thursday, the Grand County Sherriff's Office announced it had determined that the two women were killed four days earlier on Aug. 14, and had both been shot multiple times. Evidence collected from the scene included the victims' tent, and personal belongings found both inside and outside of their tent and vehicle. Blood, shell casings, bullet fragments, and video evidence from nearby properties were also gathered. Who killed the newlyweds remains a mystery, as...
    BRIAN Laundrie exchanged fake text messages with Gabby Petito's phone in order to mislead police, according to the FBI. The revelation came on Friday as federal investigators also revealed Brian Laundrie admitted to killing Gabby in a notebook found near his body. The FBI said the investigation into Gabby's death is set to be closed now that all investigate steps are complete. 5Brian Laundrie (right) exchanged texts with Gabby Petito's phone to mislead police, the FBI saysCredit: Refer to Caption 5Brian (left) claimed responsibility for Gabby's death in a notebook, investigators revealed “The investigation did not identify any other individuals other than Brian Laundrie directly involved in the tragic death of Gabby Petito," the January 21 update from the FBI said. 'FAKE' TEXTS The FBI said in the statement that several text messages were exchanged between Gabby's and Brian's phones after Gabby's death. Though the FBI didn't detail the content of the texts, investigators said it was clear that they were meant to deceive police investigating Gabby's disappearance. "The timing and content of these messages are indicative of Mr. Laundrie attempting to...
    THE Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie case is full of revelations relating to discoveries from Laundrie's notebook and other personal belongings. After a thorough investigation, the case is coming to a close four months after Petito's remains were found in Grand Teton National Park. 5Gabby Petito's remains were found in Grand Teton National ParkCredit: Social Media - Refer to source 5The gun found at the environmental park in FloridaCredit: Christopher Sacco The FBI provided a final investigative update on the case after meeting with the late woman's family on January 20. FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said in a statement: "The FBI’s primary focus throughout the investigation was to bring justice to Gabby and her family. "The public’s role in helping us in this endeavor was invaluable as the investigation was covered in the media around the world. "On behalf of the FBI, I want to express my deepest appreciation to the public for the thousands of tips that were provided during the investigation, and to our local, state and federal law enforcement partners for their...
    OFFICIALS have ruled that Gabby Petito was strangled to death after her body was found in Wyoming. The 22-year-old YouTuber had been missing for weeks while her boyfriend Brian Laundrie returned home alone and became a "person of interest" in the case before taking his own life. 2Gabby Petito had been missing for weeksCredit: Instagram Here's what we know so far after Gabby's remains were found in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday, September 19, 2021. July 2 Gabby and Brian left Blue Point, New York, for a cross-country road trip and spent the next few days touring national parks in Colorado and Utah. They had been documenting their "Van Life" travels on their social media and had set up a YouTube channel to chronicle their adventures. August 24 Gabby was last seen leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her fiancé Laundrie. August 25 The 22-year-old spoke to her mom Nicole Schmidt on the phone from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, which is her last known location. The couple had been planning a trip to Yellowstone....
    (CNN)Brian Laundrie's and Gabby Petito's families have reached an agreement on how the couple belongings, including a notebook, will be distributed, attorney Steve Bertolino said Friday, about four months after Petito's remains were found in Wyoming. The notebook was discovered in October, in the same area as Laundrie's remains, in Florida's Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, said the attorney, who represents Laundrie's family. Laundrie had been the subject of a weeks-long manhunt when his body was found. His family was informed he shot himself in the head, and his death was ruled a suicide, Bertolino said in November. What the notebook contains is unknown, and Bertolino would not say which family will receive it. The Petito family met with the FBI in Tampa, Florida, this week and reached an agreement on distributing her and Laundrie's belongings, he said. The Petitos thanked the FBI for its support, according to a statement from the family's lawyer. Read More"We truly appreciate the FBI's diligent and painstaking efforts in this extremely complicated case. The quality and quantity of the facts and information collected by the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new report says two police officers who stopped Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie last year in Utah should be put on probation. Petito and Laundrie were on a cross-country road trip and traveled through Utah last August. READ MORE: Petito Family Changes ‘Find Gabby’ Social Media Pages To Support Other Missing Persons CasesThat’s where a witness told police he saw the couple involved in a domestic dispute. READ MORE: Brian Laundrie Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Family Attorney SaysPolice body camera video showed Petito say she struck her fiancé first. The officers eventually agreed not to charge her. An independent investigative report says the officers neglected their duty by failing to press charges. MORE NEWS: Gabby Petito Homicide: Timeline Of Road Trip With Fiancé Brian Laundrie, Notable Dates And EventsPetito was later found strangled. In October, Laundrie was also found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    One of the Moab, Utah, police officers who was shown at the stop of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie in the notorious body-cam footage taken days before Petito’s disappearance has said he feels “desperately fucked over” about her killing. Officer Eric Pratt was one of the tourist town’s cops who questioned the couple on Aug. 12 after a potential domestic-violence incident between them was reported by a concerned onlooker. The officers let them go on the condition that they agreed to spend the night apart, and arranged for a hotel room. Petito was last seen on Aug. 24, and her body was found in a remote woodland in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park on Sept. 19. On Wednesday, an independent investigative report determined that the officers failed in their duties by not pressing any charges. The report said the officers should have arrested Petito after she admitted to striking Laundrie first during a fight, and it recommended that the cops should be placed on probation for their “several unintentional mistakes.” The report included an interview with Officer Pratt, who...
    An independent investigator has said that a pair of Utah police officers should have been suspended for not citing Gabby Petito following a violent encounter with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie where she admitted she was the aggressor.  Officers Eric Pratt and Daniel Robbins had pulled the couple over in Moab, Utah, on August 12, 2021, after they responded to a call from a witness who saw the couple involved in a domestic fight. The Price City Police Department launched its own independent investigation and said Wednesday that the officers should have pressed charges in the incident. 'I believe the officers responded to a domestic violence call and had probable cause an act of domestic violence had been committed,' Price Police Capt. Brandon Ratcliffe.  'This should have meant an arrest was made, either by citation or custody.' Bodycam footage recorded the encounter between Petito and Laundrie after they were stopped at the Arches National Park while on their cross country road trip out West. The footage captured a visibly shaken Petito who admitted to being the aggressor in the public argument.  During...
    Two police officers in Utah who responded to a 911 report of domestic violence between Gabby Petito and her fiance, Brian Laundrie, found "several unintentional mistakes," according to a review released Wednesday. The 102-page report examining the conduct of Moab police officers Eric Pratt and Daniel Robbins, written by Capt. Brandon Ratcliffe of the Price City Police Department, offers a critique of the Aug. 12, 2021, traffic stop in the days before 22-year-old Petito disappeared during the road trip, leading to a widely reported search in which Petito was found dead in a Wyoming park a month later. Among the mistakes for which Ratcliffe faulted the officers was that they did not make an arrest under the domestic violence statutes of Utah when they pulled over the couple at Arches National Park. One of the responding officers in the traffic stop, shown in body camera footage that has already been released by the Moab City Police Department, noted in his report that Petito was "struggling with her mental health" and determined that separating the couple for the...
    (CNN)Two police officers who responded to a domestic violence call involving Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie last year in Moab, Utah, should be put on probation for what the city called "several unintentional mistakes" made during the encounter, according to an independent investigator.Petito and Laundrie were traveling through Moab on August 12 as part of a lengthy road trip when police responded to a call in which a witness said he saw the couple involved in a domestic dispute before driving away. Officers pulled the couple over after the van exceeded the speed limit, abruptly left its lane and struck a curb, according to a police report. Body camera video from Officers Eric Pratt and Daniel Robbins shows Petito and Laundrie -- who were engaged -- admitting to having a fight in which Petito said she struck her fiancé first.During lengthy conversations recorded on the bodycams, Pratt said Petito must be booked into jail since, under the domestic violence statutes of Utah, she is considered the primary aggressor and Laundrie the victim. Read MoreWith Brian Laundrie dead, heres where else...
    FIRST ON FOX: 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.The domestic violence call, first reported by Fox News Digital, included allegations that Laundrie slapped and hit Petito, but both of them denied that version of events to responding officers. Police ultimately split them up for the night and let them go. The Price Police Department launched an independent, outside investigation in the Moab Police Department’s handling of incident after attorney Tanya Reeves filed a formal complaint. BRIAN LAUNDRIE SEARCH: FAMILY LAWYER ADDRESSES RUMORS PARENTS PLANTED EVIDENCE IN FLORIDA SWAMP "I am confident and comfortable in stating the mistakes that were made were not made intentionally," Price Police Capt. Brandon Ratcliffe wrote in the highly anticipated report on his months-long investigation into Moab police’s handling of the call. Ratcliffe called for a follow-up interview with a redacted witness in the case.  He also recommended placing both Moab officers involved, Eric Pratt and...
    MOAB police hope to release a report this week regarding the infamous bodycam footage of Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito, who were stopped by cops in Utah just days before Gabby went missing. The document will reportedly detail ways officers might have "violated the city's body cam policies," according to Fox13, but those following the Gabby Petito case are hopeful it will also shed light on the unanswered questions in the vlogger's death. 3Gabby spoke to officers about the altercation with Brian, which left a 'burning cut' on her faceCredit: Moab City Police Department 3Brian and Gabby spoke to officers for over an hourCredit: AP Who called 911? An anonymous caller reported a "domestic dispute" at a grocery store in Moab on August 12. Though that call lead to Gabby and Brian being stopped by officers later the same day, it's unclear who made the call, and what other information they may have had about the altercation they witnessed. The caller in the 911 call on August 12, 2021 reported that a woman, possibly Gabby Petito, was subject to domestic violence outside...
    THE Gabby Petito documentary shed light on speculation that Brian Laundrie was seen digging a grave - and accidentally started an Instagram live stream. The mysteries became popular in late September shortly after Gabby's remains were identified following the tragic discovery in a state park. 4Gabby Petito's missing person case and death is a Peacock documentary that aired on FridayCredit: Social Media - Refer to source 4The tragic saga ended after Gabby and Brian Laundrie were both found deadCredit: Social Media - Refer to source Internet sleuths combed through social media videos - seemingly frame by frame - to find a new clues in the missing person case that captivated the nation. Some claimed they saw Laundrie digging a hole near the area where Gabby's remains were found, and others claimed he "accidentally" went live on Instagram before realizing and hastily cutting off the feed. Both were proven untrue in the Peacock documentary that aired Friday and showed the downside of Internet sleuthing and how rumors spread. But, on the flip side, eagle-eyed travel vlogger Jenn Bethune who...
    A NEW documentary about Gabby Petito reveals that Brian Laundrie showed no "red flags" and his parents treated the vlogger "like family" before the couple's demise. Gabby's parents and step-parents opened up about the months that lead to their daughter's tragic death in the new Peacock documentary, The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media. 5The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media aired on on FridayCredit: Instagram 5Gabby's stepfather and mother, Jim and Nichole SchmidtCredit: Peacock 5Gabby and Brian became engaged after 15 months of datingCredit: Tiktok / Gabby Petito Her mom Nichole Schmidt and stepdad Jim shared that Gabby and Brian met in high school in Blue Point, New York, and were just friends at first. When asked about Brian, Nichole and Jim said he would often visit their home and seemed like a nice, polite young man. "Brian would come to my home and he was very polite, very kind," said Nichole. "I didn’t see anything in him that would worry me at all. No red flags." Jim said Brian was "respectful" and even made an effort to speak...
    Brian Laundrie's parents are selling their Florida home after his suicide and the killing of his fiancée Gabby Petito. A 'for sale' sign was seen in front of the North Port home of Chris, 62, and Roberta Laundrie, 55, which is where their son Brian was last seen before he had disappeared and was later found in October. The house had previously been swarmed with reporters after Laundrie had returned on his own from a road trip without his girlfriend. The Laundrie family home in North Port, Florida, which sits on a 10,000 square foot lot, is estimated to be sold somewhere between $210,000 and $340,000 Petito's remains were later found at a Wyoming park in September.  Laundrie's parents listed their home days after their lawyer said their 23 year-old son had been killed by a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The family's lawyer Steve Bertolino have dismissed claims that Laundrie's parents had been involved in both their son and Petito's death and will not face charges.  Both Laundrie and Petito lived in his parent's home until their deaths....
    BRIAN Laundrie's best friend exasperatedly asked "why" he would do such a thing, adding they believe Laundrie is the person behind Gabby Petito's death. The friend told The Sun in an exclusive interview that Laundrie's notebook could contain clues to solve Petito's death, whom a medical coroner determined had died due to strangulation. 6Brian Laundrie's notebook could give key clues on Petito's last daysCredit: Instagram 6A friend of Laundrie's asked "why" he would do such a thingCredit: Instagram "I think this is the outcome we expected," the friend told The Sun after Laundrie's remains were found and subsequently identified. Later, on Tuesday, November 23, the Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino said that an autopsy revealed the 23-year-old killed himself with a bullet to the head. "I don't know if it's the one we would ask for," the friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, said weeks before his cause of death was revealed. "But it appears as if this story is over," they continued. The friend alluded to Laundrie's notebook as showcasing an important look into Laundrie's private life and his potential last days with...
    BRIAN Laundrie's notebook is being preserved by the FBI and it may shed light on his suicide and the Gabby Petito murder case, according to one expert. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told CNN the journal could help to understand Laundrie's "motive" or his feelings about fiance Gabby Petito. 4Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told CNN the journal could help to understand Laundrie's 'motive'Credit: Instagram/Gabby Petito 4Internet sleuths have been long convinced that the 23-year-old’s journal will provide clues into his fiancée’s disappearance and deathCredit: bizarre_design_/Instagram 4The remains, and the articles belonging to Brian, were found in a stretch of land inside the 24,000-acre park that until recently had been submerged in floodwaters McCabe said a team of law enforcement experts can help to dry out their paper, "trying to recover the writing, the ink marks and finger prints." He added: "In terms of understanding Laundrie’s motive, his feeling about Petito, maybe event any kind of notes or comments he may have made about the events—that notebook could shed a lot of light on those issues."...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The search for Gabby Petito has apparently come to a tragic end. The FBI said they believe Petito’s body was found Sunday in Grand Teton National Park. The 22-year-old Blue Point, N.Y. native went missing after going on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. He mysteriously returned to the home they shared in Florida in the van they were traveling in, but without Petito. Police have wanted to question Laundrie about Petito’s disappearance, but he declined – and then apparently disappeared himself. READ MORE: Giants Fire Offensive Coordinator Jason GarrettHere are notable dates in the search for Petito: LATE JUNE: According to North Port, Florida Police, Petito and Laundrie depart on a cross-country trip, planning to reach the West Coast, traveling in her White Ford Transit van. The two were documenting their trip on YouTube and social media. Throughout the trip, Petito maintained regular contact with her family, according to authorities. WATCH: Police In Florida Provide Update On Missing Woman Gabby Petito JULY:  According to her family and as documented in her Instagram account, Petito and...
    BRIAN Laundrie sleuths have been blasted for suggesting a movie be made starring Vin Diesel as both the fugitive and his mom. The idea came after cops admitted they confused Laundrie with his mom Roberta after she was spotted wearing one of his baseball caps and driving his car. 3Laundrie was named as a person of interest in the disappearance of Gabby Petito 3Cops mistook his mom for the fugitive after she was seen in his baseball cap Five weeks after he went missing, Brian's remains were discovered in Myakkahatchee Creek park and identified from his dental records. The mistake happened on night of September 13, while police watching the Laundrie family home through secret surveillance cameras. Posting on a Facebook page dedicated to Gabby Petito’s disappearance, one sleuth wrote “so obviously a movie should be made about this great American tragedy and obviously Vin Diesel will be cast a Brian”. Another added “the same actor will play Brian and Roberta” but that prompted the reply “that is sick”. Coroners ruled that the Gabby died from strangulation after her remains were found in a Wyoming campground...
    BRIAN Laundrie shared a chilling social media post featuring squirrels strangling each other before Gabby Petito went missing. The 23-year-old man reposted the twisted animal-on-animal attack plotted below an image of a faceless Christ being crucified before his fiancee Gabby Petito was found strangled to death in the Wyoming wilderness. 4Brian Laundrie shared a chilling social media post featuring squirrels strangling each otherCredit: Pinterest/Brian Laundrie 4The 23-year-old man reposted the twisted animal-on-animal attack before his fiancee Gabby Petito was found strangled to death in the Wyoming wildernessCredit: Social Media - Refer to source The find comes as internet sleuths comb through both Gabby and Brian's social media accounts for clues after both were discovered dead and driven away from rural swaths of land by coroners. The squirrel composited image appears to originate from another Pinterest user's account. The homicidal squirrels follow a series of disturbing images on his Pinterest account including skeletons and a bloodied woman. It was juxtaposed by a snap of squashed soda can sculptures and a comic strip featuring bored aliens conjuring cow abductions to pass away...
    GABBY Petito and Brian Laundrie changed their address and moved to New York - just days before their fatal cross-country road trip, cops have revealed. According to North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison, the pair put "a lot of stuff into storage" and moved to The Big Apple in June before departing on their final trip together the following month. 3The body of Gabby Petito was found on September 19 in a Wyoming national parkCredit: Social Media - Refer to source 3Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito were on their cross-country road trip when Petito was last seen Speaking to members of the South County Tiger Bay Club, Garrison explained: “What a lot of people don’t know, in June, Gabby and Brian moved out of their location and put a lot of stuff into storage. "They then changed their address and moved to New York and from there, they left for their cross-country adventure,” Garrison said. It's reported that the young couple left Blue Point, New York, for their road trip on July 2 and spent the next few days...
    BRIAN Laundrie web sleuths think Gabby Petito's final Instagram post hinted at signs about "death and evil." The post - which was shared online on August 25 and captioned with a fly and pumpkin emoji - shows the tragic vlogger standing in front of a butterfly mural. 2The post was shared online on August 25 and captioned with a fly and pumpkin emojiCredit: Instagram 2It shows the tragic vlogger standing in front of a butterfly muralCredit: Instagram Questions had already been raised on whether Brian - and not Gabby - uploaded the final post. Now one sleuth has suggested the use of a fly emoji rather than a butterfly could hint at something more sinister. EMOJI RIDDLE They wrote on Facebook: "If Brian did author that last post I noticed something weird. "Clearly the picture is of her with butterflies in the background. So why is there a fly emoji instead of a butterfly emoji? "I goggled the symbolism behind a fly and it means evil and bringers of death...coincidence? "Brian seemed like the spiritual one with...
    BRIAN Laundrie designed bookmarks covered in blood that his fiancé Gabby Petito tried to sell online shortly before their ill-fated road trip across the US, from which only he returned. Gabby, 22, whose body was found at a campsite in Teton County, Wyoming, on September 19, listed the custom-made bookmarks for sale on her Depop page, "thingsgabbydoes", in February of this year. 5Retailing for $5, the bookmarks came in a variety of designsCredit: Depop 5Gabby and Brian pictured togetherCredit: Instagram Retailing for $5, the bookmarks came in a variety of designs, some of which feature birds, penguins, and even a shadowed outline of the Marvel Comics character Hellboy, a known favorite of Laundrie's. Another of the designs, titled "Chuck Palahniuk custom", includes a stamp of two angels facing one another over a fountain. Overlayed on top of them is a bright pink lipstick mark. The mark is seen placed inside Palahniuk's famed novel, Fight Club, which Laundrie frequently referenced in his artwork and on his social media pages. Droplets of blood and red smudges are eerily seen splatted...
    BRIAN Laundrie once wrote about resurrection and "losing everything" – parts of a quote attributed online to the well-known Chuck Palahniuk novel and movie Fight Club. Laundrie, 23, accompanied the quote, shared on Instagram, with an image of a watercolor painting of the movie's lead actor, Brad Pitt. 4Brian Laundrie once wrote on Instagram that 'only after disaster can we be resurrected' – part of a quote attributed to the movie and novel Fight Club.Credit: Instagram 4Laundrie's remains were found in a Florida swamp last week – a month after his fiancee Gabby Petito had was found dead in a Wyoming campsiteCredit: YouTube/ Nomadic Statik The full quote read: "Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart." Laundrie's remains were found in a Florida wildlife area last week – the latest development in a case that has intrigued the nation over recent months. The 23-year-old was in the middle of a months-long road trip across America with his fiancee,...
    WEB sleuths are questioning what happened to Brian Laundrie's clothes and boots that he was wearing the day he entered the Carlton Reserve. It's the latest question asked as many doubt recent developments surrounding Laundrie's disappearance and death. 2Concerned citizens are wondering what happened to the clothes Brian Laundrie was wearing when he went to Carlton Reserve before his disappearanceCredit: Social Media - Refer to source 2An aerial drone shot of the area where Brian Laundrie's body was found, nearly a month after he went missingCredit: Splash FBI detectives positively identified “partial remains” as belonging to Gabby Petito’s fiancé on October 21 following a manhunt that lasted several weeks. A cause of death hasn’t been announced as an autopsy came back inconclusive, fueling speculation among web sleuths. A Twitter user, known only as Olivia, claims she found "bones" around 60 yards from where Laundrie’s remains were reportedly unearthed. She teased “Could be animal" as she uploaded several snaps of the discovery. One sleuth said: “Definitely gator. They have those long spike extrusions on spoke bones. I feel when the water levels rose, Gators migrated...