“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been knowledgeable that the reason for dying was a gunshot wound to the pinnacle and the way of dying was suicide,” stated legal professional Steven Bertolino.
CNN has reached out to authorities for additional remark, and has adopted up with Bertolino relating to how Laundrie got here to be in possession of a gun.
The couple had been touring throughout the nation over the summer time in a transformed van and documenting their travels on social media. The case gained nationwide consideration as authorities looked for each.
Laundrie returned to his dad and mom’ home in Florida on September 1 with out Petito. As police had been making an attempt to query the household about Petito’s whereabouts, Laundrie went lacking on September 13 or 14 after leaving house with a backpack, based on his dad and mom.
Petito’s stays had been present in Wyoming on September 19. Her dying was dominated a murder by handbook strangulation.
Petito’s household says they’re “conscious of the circumstances” relating to Laundrie. However they don’t seem to be making an official remark on the request of the US Legal professional’s Workplace and the Teton County Prosecutor’s Workplace in Wyoming, based on an announcement from the household.
The household was requested to not make any feedback whereas the investigation into her dying is ongoing, the assertion stated.
A Florida medical expert’s workplace confirmed Tuesday Laundrie had died of suicide by a gunshot wound to the pinnacle.
The workplace will not make the post-mortem report public “till the legislation enforcement investigation is full,” the workplace stated in a launch.
What led to Petito’s dying stays a thriller. The FBI had described Laundrie as a “particular person of curiosity” in her homicide, however he was not charged. He had, although, been indicted for allegedly utilizing two accounts that belonged to another person within the days after she died.
The pocket book was moist on the time, and officers have not but stated whether or not they have gained any info from it.
Bertolini stated in October Laundrie’s dad and mom had mentioned “a number of instances” the chance their son had died by suicide.