Brian Laundrie’s parents want access to their son’s estate.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie filed a petition on Wednesday, December 8, to gain access to their late son’s estate.
The petition was filed in Sarasota County, FL.
Laundrie died earlier this year from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Chris & Roberta Laundrie want access to Brian’s estate
He was the only person of interest in the disappearance and murder of his former fiancée, Gabby Petito.
Her remains were discovered in a Wyoming National Park in September. Gabby’s death was ruled a homicide and the manner of death was strangulation.
The former couple had been on a cross-country road trip touring National Parks. They had been living in North Port, FL. at Brian’s parent’s home before embarking on their last ever road trip.
The 23-year-old returned home in their conversion van without Gabby in early September. Gabby’s parents reported her missing on September 11. Her remains were discovered in September 19 and identified on September 21.
Brian strangled Gabby Petito to death
Brian went missing from his North Port home days after returning from his trip with Gabby.
He sent law enforcement officials and the FBI on a wild goose chase for over a month.
By mid-October, Brian’s parents happen to lead law enforcement officials to a location where a backpack and notebook were recovered.
His remains were discovered and identified through dental records on October 20.
The Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, told Fox News Digital that the petition for summary administration would allow Chris and Roberta access his estate since he did not have a will.
A former prosecutor, who had zero involvement in the case, told FND, “The estate will consist of Brian’s assets and liabilities. Any civil wrongful death lawsuit by Gabby’s parents would be filed against Brian’s estate.”
Speaking of estates, last month there were news Chris and Roberta were trying to unload their North Port home.
On Tuesday, November 30, the New York Post reported that Chris and Roberta put up a “For Sale” sign in their front yard of their home.
Bertolino debunked the rumors and said the Laundries are not selling their home.
Bertolino told The Sun the rumors are not true.
“It’s untrue, the sign is a hoax,” he told the publication.
As for how a realistic “For Sale” sign got into the Laundrie’s yard, Bertolino suspects it done on a computer.
The Laundrie’s are keeping the home Brian lived in
“It was either photoshop or someone put the sign, took the picture, and then took the sign down,” he added. “We don’t know nor do we care.”
The Sun reports the home was built in 1991, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has a screened enclosure on the porch and a swimming pool that was built in 1992.
Real estate site Redfin estimates the home to be worth around $297,000.00.