In Sarasota County, Florida, the medical examiner confirmed that Brian Laundrie, who was found dead in a swamp last month, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Laundrie was the subject of a widespread search for over a month as investigators searched for clues in the murder of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, during their cross-country road trip. An autopsy found that Petito had been strangled, and Laundrie was listed as a person of interest.
In a news release, the medical examiner said that Laundrie’s cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, and it was ruled a suicide.
Laundrie’s family’s attorney, Steve Bertolino, said in a statement that the family had been made aware of the autopsy’s results.
“Chris and Roberta are still mourning the loss of their son and are hopeful that these findings bring closure to both families,” Bertolino said.
Richard Stafford, attorney for Petito’s family, said they would have no immediate comment on Laundrie’s cause of death.