Brian Laundrie’s full autopsy report was released on Monday, containing new information about his mysterious notebook and several unknown pictures found by his remains.
Laundrie’s autopsy and forensic reports come weeks after the FBI confirmed the 23-year-old traveler had admitted to killing Gabby Petito in a suicide note – before fatally shooting himself in the head.
According to the report, the scene where his remains were found contained personal items belonging to Laundrie, including a “pair of green shorts with a green belt, two slip-on shoes, a backpack with unknown contents, a white metal ring, and a handgun.”
“The ‘secondary’ scene contained skeletal animal remains, a handwritten half note, and a hat with the logo ‘MOAB Coffee Roasters,'” the report states.
The drybag, which was found by Laundrie’s father Chris, contained a journal, along with a wooden box that contained a small notebook and a picture of the 23-year-old.
Additional photos were also found inside the drybag; however, details about those pics remain unknown.
The report says a green backpack with “associated gear including a tent and flare” was also found at the scene.
The tent was reportedly still in Laundrie’s backpack and was not set up.
Laundrie’s remains were found with “the vast majority of the skeleton” recovered with “extensive” fragmentation to the skull from a gunshot injury to the head.
The report states Laundrie’s bones had “moderately extensive carnivore activity.”
They were mostly successful at cementing 35 fragments together to complete reconstruction, per the report.
BRIAN KILLED GABBY
On January 21, the FBI issued a statement a day after the families of both Laundrie and Gabby reached an agreement regarding the couple’s belongings.
In the statement, the FBI claimed that “a review of the notebook revealed written statements by Mr. Laundrie claiming responsibility for Ms. Petito’s death.”
It was also confirmed that Laundrie’s parents will not be charged over Gabby’s murder as her family attorney said there’s “no doubt” the fiance killed the vlogger.
The FBI said that their investigation “did not identify any other individuals other than Brian Laundrie directly involved in the tragic death of Gabby Petito.””
The Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, said: “Gabby and Brian are no longer with their families and this tragedy has caused enormous emotional pain and suffering to all who loved either or both of them.
“”We can only hope that with today’s closure of the case each family can begin to heal and move forward and find peace in and with the memories of their children. May Gabby and Brian both rest in peace.”
In a statement before the FBI released the comment, Gabby’s family attorney said: “We truly appreciate the FBI’s diligent and painstaking efforts in this extremely complicated case.
Laundrie’s notebook containing his suicide note has continued to be a topic of discussion regarding the final days of the young couple’s cross-country trip.
The 23-year-old was pictured with notebooks while traveling with Gabby.
In one photo, Brian was tucked under some blankets next to a stream and appeared to be relaxing in a hammock while they explored the Appalachian Trail in Georgia.
And, during their ill-fated cross-country road trip, an orange notebook can be seen inside a tent while the young couple was camping at Zion National Park, Utah.
Other notebooks appear to be shelved inside Gabby’s immaculately decorated 2012 Ford Transit Connect van’s interior.