Did Brian Laundrie leave TWO MORE confessions? FBI hints that 'notebook was not the only' admission of guilt
Laundrie claimed in his journal that Petito was dealing with some injury and that he 'ended her life, mercifully'
Brian Laundrie detailed his final moments with fiancée Gabby Petito in his infamous journal, which allegedly holds one of three "confessions" he left behind. The contents of the notebook were revealed on Friday, June 24.
In it, Laundrie claimed Petito was dealing with some injury and that he "ended her life, mercifully." The journal was recovered by the FBI from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida on October 20, 2021, alongside his skeletal remains. The contents were made public by Laundrie's family attorney Steven Bertolino, who received it from the FBI. However, Patrick Riley, a lawyer for Gabby Petito's parents, said the "notebook is not the only confession Brian left."
"He told me today there was a second confession on a 'digital device' and possibly a third confession in written form," NewsNation's Senior National Correspondent Brian Entin said on Friday, June 24. "Riley says he has not seen those confessions yet, but the FBI told him they are somewhat different from the confession in the notebook that we've seen."
Laundrie claimed in his journal that Petito was dealing with some sort of injury and would "wake in pain." He wrote that he "ended her life, mercifully" because that was "what she wanted." The 23-year-old continued, "She would wake in pain, start her whole painful cycle again, while furious that I was the one waking her. She wouldn't let me try to cross the creek, thought like me that the fire would go out in her sleep, and she'd freeze."
"I don't know the extent of Gabby's injuries, only that she was in extreme pain," Laundrie stated. "I ended her life. I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked. I was in shock. From the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn't go on without her." He also alluded to visiting his family after killing his fiancée and urged the public not to "make life harder for his family."
"I am sorry to my family. This is a shock to them as well as a terrible grief. They loved as much, if not more than me," he wrote. "A new daughter to my mother, an aunt to my nephews (sic). Please do not make this harder for them. this occurred as an unexpected tragedy." He continued, "I rushed home to spend any time I had with my family. I wanted to drive north and let James or TJ kill me but I wouldn't want them to spend time in jail over my mistake, even though I'm sure they would have liked to. I am ending my life, not because of a fear of punishment but rather because I can't stand to live another day without her."
He added, "I've lost out whole future together, every moment we could have cherished. I'm sorry for everyone's loss. Please do not make life harder for my family, they lost a son and a daughter. The most wonderful girl in the world. Gabby I'm sorry." Laundrie concluded, "I have killed myself by this creek in the hopes that animal may tear me apart. That it may make some of her family happy. Please pick up all of my things. Gabby hated people who litter."
Laundrie grabbed headlines last year after returning home to Florida from a cross-country road trip without his girlfriend Petito, whose body was later discovered in Wyoming and authorities found she was murdered as a result of strangulation. After her body was recovered, Laundrie went missing as investigators tried to track his whereabouts. On October 21, 2021, his remains were found at the Mabry Calrton Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.