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Brian laundrie, fiancé of the also deceased Gabby Petito, he could have died in many ways, including from a gunshot or a skull fracture, a forensic expert noted.
The “compromised” human skull found in the Florida reservation Wednesday and verified by dental records will give clues as to how the 23-year-old ex-fiancé and fugitive died, as the autopsy of the young man was declared “inconclusive”.
Brian Laundrie could have died in many ways, including from a gunshot or a skull fracture, a forensic expert said.
“Unless there is a specific trauma to an area like the skull that would give us an indication that it was shot in some way or that he had been hit in the head with a sunken skull fracture; something of that nature, “said forensic expert Joseph Scott Morgan in an interview with NewsNationNow.
The “skeletal remains,” including the human skull, were found near a dry bag taken from the bush by Brian’s father, Chris, as well as a notebook belonging to his son from Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.
Authorities were able to positively identify the skeletal remains found in the 24,000-acre reservation using the fugitive’s dental records.
The results of a subsequent autopsy were inconclusive.
“The manner or cause of death was not determined, and the remains were sent to an anthropologist for further evaluation,” Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino confirmed in a statement.
Petito’s ex-fiancé had a federal arrest warrant for misuse of electronic devices and his search lasted for more than a month with the participation of the Federal Intelligence Bureau (FBI).
The lifeless body of Gabby Petito was found on September 19 in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, after starting a road trip with her boyfriend Laundrie three months earlier.
Laundrie returned to her family residence on September 1 without Gabby Petito, refraining from cooperating with authorities before disappearing again.
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