A lawyer representing Gabby Petito’s family in a civil suit against the Laundrie family says that Brian Laundrie may have made additional confessions in connection with Gabby’s death, only one of which has been released to the public.
According to DailyMail, attorney Pat Reilly (who represents the Petito family) said alleged murderer Brian Laundrie made some sort of confession on a “digital device,” according to FBI case notes. Another confession was written, but it apparently wasn’t the notebook writing that had been previously released; each confession was “somewhat different.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Brian Laundrie’s notebook was released for the first time publicly on June 24, after Gabby’s parents filed a lawsuit against Laundrie’s parents for allegedly helping their son after Gabby’s murder. The contents in Laundrie’s released writings indicated that he admitted to killing her while the pair were traveling in Wyoming in 2021.
“Today the Petito family attorney, Patrick Reilly, and myself met with the FBI in Tampa to sort through and take possession of the personal items that belonged to Gabby and Brian,” Laundrie lawyer, Steve Bertolino, previously told Fox News Digital.
“As part of this return of property in FBI custody I was given Brian’s notebook and I have turned [the] same over to Chris and Roberta Laundrie.”
An envelope with the words “burn after reading” was also exchanged between the lawyers, reportedly written by Laundrie’s mother, Roberta. Although it’s unclear what was inside the envelope, “Crime Analyst” podcast host Laura Richards said during her show on July 26 that the three different letters were “significant.”
“Of course, we need to see the 3 letters and compare them but if they are different then that would indicate deception and that there was a strategy in place to deceive,” Richards said while speaking to News Nation Now reporter Brian Entin.
Investigators found Laundrie’s notebook in January, at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, along with several other items belonging to Brian Laundrie.
Prior to his death, Laundrie had embarked on a cross-country trip with Gabby in July 2021. By September 1, Laundrie returned to his parents’ North Port, Florida, home with Gabby’s van, but without Gabby.
On September 19, 2021, authorities found Gabby’s deceased body in a remote area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. According to Teton County coroner, Dr. Blue, Gabby died from strangulation; her death has been listed as a homicide.
In November, the FBI announced that Laundrie’s remains were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida. He had a gunshot wound to his head.
Laundrie’s parents told authorities that Laundrie fled to the Carlton Reserve while highly upset on September 13, even though his father begged him to stay at home. Chris Laundrie told his attorney that Brian Laundrie claimed he wanted to get some fresh air and take a hike at the reserve.
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