Gabby Petito Case: Brian Laundrie’s Autopsy Reveals He Was Partially Eaten By Animals After Death

Chidalu Obiajulu

According to medical examiner’s report which was obtained, it says that Brian Laundrie’s remains showed signs of “carnivore predation activity characterized by gnawing and chewing.”

Human remains belonging to the 23-year-old fiancé of slain YouTuber Gabby Petito were found at a Florida reserve in October following a month-long police manhunt.

Though his death was later revealed to be a suicide, with his family’s attorney telling reporters that Laundrie died of a “gunshot wound to the head,” the full autopsy results had not been released until Monday, Feb. 14.

In a report obtained, officials with Florida’s District 12 Medical Examiner’s Office shared their findings on Laundrie’s remains, which they described as “skeletal,” and the personal effects that were discovered at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on Oct. 20.

According to the report, numerous bones recovered at the scene showed signs of “moderately extensive carnivore activity evidenced by multiple gouging and gnawing marks.”

The report stated that the markings were “consistent” with animals such as feral dogs, coyotes, rodents or raccoons having chewed on his bones after his death.

A description of the autopsy read, “Multiple long bones including bones of the arms and legs all disclose carnivore predation activity characterized by gnawing and chewing.”

Some of Laundrie’s remains were found alongside a pair of green shorts, two slip-on shoes, a backpack with unknown contents, a white metal ring and a “short-barrel revolver handgun with extensive rust,” the report read.

Meanwhile, a red hat with the logo “Moab Coffee Roasters” and a “handwritten half note”—the contents of which was not specified in the report—was found at a secondary location near some animal remains.

One investigator noted that a green backpack containing an unpitched tent and flares were also discovered at the second scene.

“All logical investigative steps have been concluded in this case,” FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said in a statement.”

“The investigation did not identify any other individuals other than Brian Laundrie directly involved in the tragic death of Gabby Petito.”

In a press release, federal authorities also claimed that Laundrie, prior to his death, had used tactics to “deceive law enforcement by giving the impression that Ms. Petito was still alive,” including using Petito’s debit card after her death and sending text messages between their phones.