NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Florida medical examiner's office released its full autopsy report Monday on the death of Brian Laundrie, who confessed to killing his fiancee, Gabby Petito, in a notebook after her disappearance and murder gripped the nation last year.
The 47-page report, conducted by Florida's District Twelve Medical Examiner Dr. Wilson Broussard, comes after the 23-year-old's remains were discovered on Oct. 20, 2021, in North Port's Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park and nearly a year after the couple left on their ill-fated cross-country road trip.
Warning: The following might be disturbing for some readers.
Here are eight takeaways from the full report:
1. The "main" scene, which contained human remains "in plain sight" along a trail in the Carlton Reserve, included a right and left scapula, a right humerus, a left and right femur, two tibias, two fibulas, two clavicles, two pelvis, one right ulna, one right radius, a sacrum, multiple ribs, multiple skull fragments, a maxilla, mandible and around 25 cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae.
2. Search teams looking for Laundrie's remains might have missed the location because there was evidence that his remains were covered under three feet of water for several weeks.
3. The "main" scene contained personal effects like a pair of green shorts, slip-on shoes, a white metal right, a backpack "with unknown contents," and a firearm, later determined to be a European American Arms revolver. According to the report, the cylinder "contained two live rounds and one spent round of ammunition."
4. Although it is not known how long exactly Laundrie had been dead, the medical examiner said many of his bones appeared to have had "moderately extensive carnivore activity evidenced by multiple gouging and gnawing marks. These areas are consistent with carnivores and/or omnivores including canines such as feral dogs and coyotes along with rodents and raccoons."
5. The "secondary" scene contained skeletal animal remains, a handwritten half note, and a hat with the logo "MOAB Coffee Roasters."
6. According to the report, a "drybag" was located that contained a journal, along with a wooden box that contained a small notebook and a photograph of Laundrie. Broussard said he was advised there were additional photographic images found as well.
7. Investigators confirmed Laundre's remains through dental records and DNA analysis.
8. His cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the left side of his head. No drugs were found in his system at the time.
Read the full report here: