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A notebook carried by Brian Laundrie, whose remains were found this week in Carlton Reserve, Florida, could shed information on the circumstances that led to the disappearance and murder of his girlfriend Gabby Petito.
This Wednesday local and federal authorities Bone remains were found near Laundrie’s belongings that in addition to the notebook, they included a backpack, a dry bag and clothes.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicated that a comparison of dental plates confirmed that it was the 23-year-old man, who was a person of interest in the Petito case.
Steven Bertolino, an attorney for the Laundrie family, confirmed that the boy’s parents were informed of the identification yesterday.
“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve are indeed Brian,” said Bertolino. “We have no further comment at this time and we ask that the Laundrie family be respected,” the spokesperson said.
“If that notebook, for example, contains information that may have admissions, it can project guilt or rationalization, all that information can help in the determination,” FBI veteran Jim Clemente told CNN.
A suicide note or letter, If Laundrie wrote one, this could shed light on his mental state in his final days, said, for his part, the criminologist Casey Jordan.
And that really raises the question of whether Brian Laundrie died of his own accord, he took the time to write a note explaining it. Maybe even regret. Something that can give answers. Not only for the police, but also for his family, ”Jordan added. “I think that if that notebook is there, there is a good chance that there will be a note,” he anticipated.
The FBI reported that the items were found in a part of the park that was previously under water. A source told the network that the notebook was clearly wet, so its content is likely not readable.
Laundrie disappeared on September 13 when she left her parents’ North Port home to allegedly tour the Carlton Reserv in Venice.
The boy’s disappearance occurred two weeks after he had returned alone from the “road trip” that he undertook with Petito.
Laundrie left her cell phone and wallet, according to her parents.
Petito’s remains were recovered on September 19 in the Bridger-Teton National Forest de Wyoming.
Forensic examinations revealed that the young woman had been dead for between three and four weeks. The state medical examiner classified the death as a strangulation homicide.
Neither Laundrie nor his parents cooperated with authorities to clarify the case of Petito’s disappearance and death.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.