Brian Laundrie died of self-inflicted gunshot wound, medical examiner confirms


Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito and person of interest in her death, died from a self-inflicted gunshot, autopsy results show.

The District 12 Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Tuesday it had completed its investigation into the death and determined Laundrie’s cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death was ruled a suicide.

According to a news release from the medical examiner’s office, the investigation included a scene response from medical examiner personnel and an examination of the skeletal remains that were recovered. The office also consulted with a forensic odontologist for dental comparison and identification, as well as a forensic anthropologist for skeletal reconstruction.

The news comes mere hours after Bertolino [the Laundrie family attorney] said updated autopsy results for Brian Laundrie were to be expected Tuesday or Wednesday.

Laundrie’s identity was confirmed using both dental comparison and DNA analysis, the office stated.