The following article, Petito Family Attorney Hints at New Charges Coming in Case, was first published on Flag And Cross.
It was only hours ago that the nation learned of Brian Laundrie’s exact fate: Taking his own life with a gun to his head in the vast wildlife park known as the Carlton Reserve.
Laundrie had, for weeks, refused to assist a major investigation into the then-disappearance of his fiancée Gabby Petito, despite the act that Brian returned from a joint cross-country trip alone, sans Petito, in whose name the vehicle Brian Laundrie drove home in was registered to.
Then Brian went missing. Then Gabby’s strangle body was found in Wyoming. And then, after some time, Brian was also found dead.
Brian and his parents’ unwillingness to cooperate with police in the investigation prompted protests of the Laundrie family, and now it appears as though a criminal matter cold be at hand.
It came shortly after authorities revealed the cause of death of Brian Laundrie her former fiancé and the only person of interest in her slaying. He shot himself in the head in a swampy nature preserve near his parents’ Florida home roughly two weeks after driving cross-country to get there in Petito’s van.
“The Schmidt and Petito family has been aware of the circumstances surrounding the suicide of the sole suspect in Gabby’s murder,” attorney Richard Stafford said in a statement Tuesday, referring to Petito’s parents and stepparents. “Gabby’s family will not be making a statement at this time due to the request of the United States Attorney’s Office and the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office.”
Given the silence that Laundrie and his parents offered investigators looking for Gabby Petito, there are plenty of onlookers who believe that Brian’s parents may be an accessory of sorts.
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