FBI Reveals That Brian Laundrie Admitted to Killing Gabby Petito in Notebook Entries Made Prior to Taking His Own Life

In a conclusion that many had already come to, Brian Laundrie admitted to killing his girlfriend Gabby Petito in notebook entries made prior to taking his own life.

Not only that, but Laundrie also sent text messages between his and Petito’s cellphone in the days after Petito was strangled to death last summer.

The text messages were sent in an attempt “to deceive law enforcement by giving the impression Ms. Petito was still alive,” the FBI said.

The FBI revealed the information today in what they announced was the final report on the matter as all “logical investigative steps have been concluded in the case,” according to a statement from FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider.

“The investigation did not identify any other individuals other than Brian Laundrie directly involved in the tragic death of Gabby Petito.

“The FBI’s primary focus throughout the investigation was to bring justice to Gabby and her family,” Scheider said. “The public’s role in helping us in this endeavor was invaluable as the investigation was covered in the media around the world. 

“On behalf of the FBI, I want to express my deepest appreciation to the public for the thousands of tips that were provided during the investigation, and to our local, state and federal law enforcement partners for their work throughout the investigation.”

Following the release of the FBI report, Steven Bertolino, the lawyer for the Laundrie family, issued a statement.

“Gabby and Brian are no longer with their families and this tragedy has caused enormous emotional pain and suffering to all who loved either or both of them. We can only hope that with today’s closure of the case each family can begin to heal and move forward and find peace in and with the memories of their children.”

“May Gabby and Brian both rest in peace.”

The FBI stated that a revolver, backpack, and the notebook were found near Laundrie’s body when his remains were found at a Florida nature preserve on Oct. 20.