Petito and Laundrie

Brian Laundrie Cause of Death May Be Revealed Friday

The attorney representing the family of Brian Laundrie said the medical examiner may made a determination about Laundrie’s cause of death as early as midday Friday.

Attorney Steven Bertolini told Fox News the law enforcement officials advised the family they may have more details about the 23-year-old’s cause of death on Friday.

“I was informed from law enforcement yesterday that perhaps midday today we may have some more information,” Bertolino reportedly said. “But as of right now, we know as much as you do so.”

As previously reported, authorities announced on Thursday that Laundrie’s dental records were a match for a partial skull found in an area of the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County that had recently been underwater. On Wednesday, Laundrie’s parents reportedly found an item or items that belonged to their son near the reserve, but it is not yet known if either of those items were a backpack or notebook that investigators said had been discovered with the remains.

Laundrie had been missing since September 13, when his parents reportedly said he went for a hike at the Carlton Reserve and did not return. On September 19, Petito was found dead in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. A medical examiner determined that the 22-year-old woman died of manual strangulation. Laundrie had previously been named a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance, and authorities this week named him a person of interest in her murder.

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[Feature image: Gabby Petito; Brian Laundrie/Instagram]