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Laundrie family attorney releases statement after Gabby Petito’s cause of death revealed

It's been four weeks since Brian Laundrie, the fiance of Gabby Petito, disappeared.
It's been four weeks since Brian Laundrie, the fiance of Gabby Petito, disappeared.
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 3:35 PM EDT
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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - The attorney for the Laundrie family has released a statement following the press conference by the Teton County coroner’s office.

Dr. Brent Blue, Teton County Coroner says that Gabby Petito’s death is considered a homicide by strangulation. Gabby went missing last month on a cross country road trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, who is the only person of interest in her death.

A federal warrant has been issued for Laundrie, but he is only wanted for fraud related to unauthorized use of a debit card. Brian has not been seen in nearly a month. His parents told investigators he went for a hike at Carlton Reserve, which remains closed to the public.

Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino released the following statement to the media, “Gabby Petito’s death at such a young age is a tragedy.  While Brian Laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to Gabby, Brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to Gabby Petito’s demise.  At this time Brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the fraud charge pending against him.”

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