What was the final result of Gabby Petito's death investigation? New ID docu delves deep into heinous crime
Aspiring influencer Gabby Petito's murder mystery came to light in late August 2021. The 22-year-old was on a trip with her fiance, Brian Laundrie. The trip was ought to be romantic, but it turned into a gruesome nightmare, not only for Gabby but for many American families who got acquainted with her story later. Gabby was murdered by her fiance. And, with the help of some of the released footage, ID has come up with a documentary, named 'The Murder of Gabby Petito: What Really Happened', featuring all the minute details of her murder. The show also promises to release some of the undiscovered details and untold truths about the case.
Gabby began her trip with her fiance Brian on July 2, 2021. It was a four-month-long van trip, destined to cover various parts of the US. However, the suspicion of Gabby going missing rose when Brian returned to Florida alone and refused to talk about Gabby's whereabouts. Brian went missing on September 13 and Gabby's remainings were later found by the police on September 19. Linking Brian's missing to the mystery of Gabby's death, police extended the search for his whereabouts. Later, in October, his skeleton remains were found and he was declared dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot.
What was the result of Gabby Petito's death investigation?
Gabby's autopsy report claimed that the lady was murdered by manual strangulation. The homicide happened due to the injuries caused by blunt force on her head and neck. Weeks after Gabby's autopsy report, Brian's remainings were also found. Soon after declaring his death to be caused by suicide, the FBI started investigating the case. And, it came to light that Brian confessed to murdering Gabby in his notebook. The pictures of the notebook were later released by the Laundrie family's lawyer. Brian mentioned in his notebook how he texted Gabby's close one with her phone after strangling her to death to let everyone believe she was alive.
After confirming Brian to be guilty with the help of his confessional notes, the FBI closed the case stating, "The investigation did not identify any other individuals other than Brian Laundrie directly involved in the tragic death of Gabby Petito". However, Brian's notes claimed that he murdered Gabby because he thought ending her was "merciful" as she was suffering from pain because of the injuries caused due to her fall. Before shooting himself, Brian wrote in the diary, "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".
Days before the murder was reported, a 911 call was placed by someone to Police in Moab, Utah. The report stated Brain hit Gabby. However, no arrests were made. After the happening of the incident was discovered by Gabby's parents, they filed a lawsuit seeking $ 50M against Moab police, claiming that they failed to properly investigate the domestic violence case that could have allegedly protected Gabby from death. However, police stated the reason for not arresting the couple, even after witnessing the recognized signs of abuse such as cut marks on Gabby's face, was that Gabby took the blame on herself saying she was the one who hit Brian first.
According to NBC News, Gabby's parents recently filed a lawsuit in addition to another suit against Brian's family, accusing them of knowing about Gabby's death and hindering the search.
ID is scheduled to come up with all the details of Gabby's murder in 'The Murder of Gabby Petito: What Really Happened' on Wednesday, October 12 at 10/9c.