Family attorney Steven Bertolino shared that law enforcement felt it best to keep the missing gun under wraps.
Earlier this fall, the case of Gabby Petito’s murder and Brian Laundrie’s disappearance took the internet by storm. The 22-year-old YouTuber was found dead by manual strangulation in Wyoming a few weeks after her fiancé, Laundrie, returned back to their Florida residence with her van and without her.
After checking in with his family, Laundrie reportedly left the home, resulting in a weeks-long manhunt that only ended as October came to a close. Remains believed to be the wanted man’s were discovered at the Carlton reserve last month, and were confirmed shortly after. By early November, it was reported that he may have died by suicide – news that has since been verified by medical examiners.
According to a new TMZ report, Brian’s parents, Chris and Roberta, had knowledge of their son taking a gun from their home back in September that was never shared with the public. Family attorney Steven Bertolino has shared that the couple voluntarily surrendered all of their weapons on September 17th, and were aware that one was missing at the time.
Allegedly, law enforcement made the call to not share this information with the public, with Bertolino adding that Brian’s parents “were shocked the gun was missing and they were upset.” At this time, it remains unclear if the gun was found alongside the man’s remains.
As the gossip site notes, it feels strange that no warning of Laundrie potentially being “armed and dangerous” came along with news of him being missing. Although he was never officially named a suspect, he was the main person of interest in Petito’s death, and could’ve potentially been a hazard to others he came across.
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