Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by PommyMommy, Sep 12, 2021.
I agree. I'm not sure why they are being so vague about BL's death. JMO.
According to the medical examiner -- there has been a DNA analysis that confirmed the identity of the remains as Brian Laundrie. This in addition to a dental comparison, and a forensic anthropologist doing a skeletal reconstruction.
How can they be so sure he killed himself if there is no gun residue on his hands? Ie, maybe not even hands remaining? The father, IIRC admits going in to follow him into the swamp, go look for him that first night, and there was the mustang. I will always wonder why the parents seemed to be so unworried about his absence. Didn't the lawyer admit that they even tried to stop a MPR nearly a week after BL left, so disturbed? Why should we be so ready to believe he committed suicide, just from a head wound?
I hope there is proof, and, an explanation as to why they took so long to alert that he was missing. And to the near miraculous "discovery" of his things, after one short stroll.
CNN has reached out to authorities for further comment, and has followed up with Bertolino regarding how Laundrie came to be in possession of a gun.
Bertolini said in October that Laundrie's parents had discussed the possibility that their son had died by suicide "several times."
Lawyer: Brian Laundrie fatally shot himself in the head - Local News 8
I thought about this too.
I think BL was disturbed.
But he also had emotions.
After killing her he panicked and fled.
The guilt did not set in right away.
Sometimes it takes time.
I a guessing he was reeling with guilt and anger…
And thinking about his parents.
He wanted to see them.
Now I can’t understand how when he came back with her van, that they didn’t question him. Especially, when he had just been there 2 weeks prior via airplane. They had to know something was going on. But, I was thinking he was suicidal, yet wanted to spend time with them. No matter what (prison, or suicide, or running away) he would never see them again… and moreover, they would never see their son again. Hard to be in his head, as he was conflicted, frustrated and disturbed.
He also didn’t take a flight home. He took a few days to drive the van back. I suspect it was a combination of dealing with what he did and thinking about what he would do. I think he contacted his parents before arriving?
might have that wrong.
But after a couple days he is able to face them and off himself… or someone offed him
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Just a guess, and correct me if I am wrong, but it is my impression that forensic anthropologists can identify gunshot damage to bone vs sharp force trauma vs animal predation. If they have several pieces of the skull (partial remains but not a complete one), they might be able to examine evidence of an entry or exit wound via reconstruction. Or there might be impact marks on the inside of the skull from the bullet entering the mouth (if the bullet was low enough caliber - they found a bullet inside Gannon Stauch's skull, for example). From what I understand, examining the stress fractures and other markings on bones can also help determine point blank range vs distance.
Their eventually leading agents to Brian’s remains makes charges less likely, but what the #Laundrie parents told law enforcement, and when, is key to any prosecution decision," former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani says #BrianLaundrie #GabbyPetito
Brian Laundrie autopsy shows he died by suicide, attorney says - CNN
A flight mode that last physically at most of 20 minutes, for hours, days, and weeks. Meanwhile acting perfectly normal while flying off the handle.
As far as I can tell, BL has never shown any narcissistic behavior. Let alone massive huge overwhelming behavior.
Can you point directly at anything that shows he is a narcissist?
His actions actually make sense to me when viewed through a lens of immaturity, panic and anxiety. Something bad happened, he didn’t know what to do, and he “ran.” Then he may have wanted to say goodbye to his family or may have felt like it happened a world away until her parents filed their missing person report. JMO.
Good point. I think Brian only cared about himself.
I would say-nothing. Nothing would bring what you call closure. I think we are all in agreement that BL is responsible for Gabby’s murder, but there is no way to know why he did it, so there is no closure there. He killed himself before admitting to it, so no closure there-and never expressed remorse, so again….his parents aren’t likely to have anything to say about the woman who was to become their daughter-in-law, either, so we will never know how they felt about her status first as a missing person, and then as their son’s fiance, who was found murdered. Maybe my closure would be to know if Mr and Mrs Laundrie blame Gabby for their son’s predicament and subsequent suicide.
I think he may of thought he was going to somehow get away with it
Invited Steven Bertolino to the #JoshLive Twitter Space next week: “Sorry, I’m not giving interviews.”
Disturbing that guilt did not stop him from emptying her bank account.
IOW he spent his dead g/f’s money after he strangled her.
He could of left her body in HER van and flown home.
At least the angel would of been out of the elements.
Any word on the notebook ?
In my profile I have a link to the wheel of Coercive Control. "Coercive Control is a campaign orchestrated by a narcissist... to gain complete control over their victim". Brian had used some of these tactics in his relationship with Gabby. You can view my post history to see examples.
One thing for me: BL is gone by his own hand -- he was spoiled, immature, lazy, and mean-spirited -- all, of course, my opinion. I think he enjoyed pushing sweet Gabby around, knowing she was miles ahead of him in brains, spirit, artistry, drive, all those positives. He was jealous of her, IMO.
After he did what he did (IMO, he killed her), he knew he was in Big Trouble, so he chose the path that someone of his ilk would choose -- the coward's way out. I must say, however, that suicide can't be easy, but it's what he chose -- the lesser of two horrors for him. That act just puts the period at the end of the sentence for me. He is gone; he is done.
He won't be tried by a jury, that's so, and we will indeed miss the trial and miss whoever will defend him. He judged his options and gave himself the death penalty -- his decision. The End.
I'm moving on, with much regret and sorrow for what Gabby's family and friends will have to endure for the rest of their lives.
The final blow to the Petito family....he chooses to deprive them of closure. They, and everyone else, already knew he did it. What closure is the Atty referring to?
Although I will still look carefully at the "proof" of suicide as I mentioned above.
Gabby’s behavior during the Moab stop was so walking on emotional eggshells that IMO he probably was.....