Brian Laundrie claimed responsibility for killing of Gabby Petito in notebook, says FBI
The FBI said the investigation is coming to a close.
Brian Laundrie claimed responsibility for the killing of his fiancée Gabby Petito in a notebook, the FBI has said.
The statement comes after a massive investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ms. Petito's death.
Gabby and her fiancé had spent the summer travelling across the United States and posting their trip to YouTube.
However, it was ended when Mr. Laundrie returned to his parents' home in North Port, Florida without Ms. Petito.
The FBI opened its investigation into the disappearance of Gabby on 12 September upon receiving reports from her family that she was missing.
On 19 September, her body was found at Bridger–Teton National Forest near where she and Laundrie had been seen together.
Meanwhile, Laundrie himself was reported missing on 17 September by his parents.
His body was then found on 20 October and it was later announced that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“All logical investigative steps have been concluded in this case,” said FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said in a statement on Friday.
“The investigation did not identify any other individuals other than Brian Laundrie directly involved in the tragic death of Gabby Petito."
A backpack, notebook and revolver was discovered alongside Laundrie's remains, the FBI also revealed.
"A review of the notebook revealed written statements by Mr. Laundrie claiming responsibility for Ms. Petito’s death," it added.
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) January 21, 2022