Steven Bertolino, a lawyer for the Laundry family, said Tuesday that Brian Laundry died of suicide after being shot in the head, closing a case that identified Laundry as a man interested in the disappearance and death of his fiancée Gabby Pettito. It was decided as a homicide, which had attracted national attention after being carried out.
Bertolino issued a statement saying that Laundry’s parents have been informed “are mourning the loss of their son,” and they hope that “these findings will set both families off.”
Forensic anthropologists were able to determine Laundry’s cause of death after weeks of analyzing his remains, including a decomposed skull, found at the Mykahatchi Creek Environmental Park.
An autopsy conducted shortly after Laundry’s remains were identified returned inconclusive, and his remains were handed over to forensic scientists to help identify the cause of his death.