The former fiancé of Gabby Petito wrote about killing Gabby in his notebook.
The FBI seized his notebook and backpack prior to discovering his remains in a Florida nature reserve.
Back in October, Laundrie’s belongings were found by his own parents, who were highly uncooperative throughout the entire investigation.
Brian Laundrie’s Notebook Has Been Made Public
Their lawyer, Steve Bertolino, has doubled down on his clients exercising their fifth amendment rights.
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, NBC New York reported “items belonging to Brian Laundrie were found by his own parents on a trail he frequented at the Florida environmental park center to the national manhunt, the family’s attorney confirmed.”
The FBI revealed the disturbing evidence found in his notebook on Friday, January 21.
Brian admitted he killed his fiancée in a notebook entry he wrote shortly before he took his own life.
Brian Admitted To Killing Gabby In His Notebook
Now, the entirety of his journal entry following his confession has been made public.
Fox News first obtained photos of the notebook entries.
Laundrie explains how Gabby’s death happened.
The 23-year-old praised his former fiancée writing, “I love you more than anything… When I close my eyes I will think of laying on the roof of the van, falling asleep to the sight of a meteor shower at the crystal geyser. I will always love you.”
He then went into the grim details surrounding her death.
Brain Explains Why He Had To End Gabby’s Life
“I hear a splash and a scream. I could barely see, I couldn’t find her for a moment, shouted her name. I found her breathing heavily gasping my name, she was freezing cold. We had just came from the blazing hot National Parks in Utah,” he wrote. “The temperature had dropped to freezing and she was soaking wet. I carried her as far as I could down the stream towards the car, stumbling exhausted in shock, when my knees buckled and knew I couldn’t safely carry her. I started a fire and spooned her as close to the heat, she was so thin, had already been freezing for too long. I couldn’t at the time realize that I should’ve started a fire first but I wanted her out of the cold back to the car.”
This is Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession where he admits he ended Gabby’s life. pic.twitter.com/f3iyTutWpo
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He explained that after Gabby fell in the water shouldn’t couldn’t tell him what hurt, but she had a small bump on her forehead which grew in size as time went on.
“Her feet hurt. Her wrist hurt but she was freezing, shaking violently, while carrying she continually made sounds of pain, laying next to her she said lapsing between violent shakes, gasping in pain, begging for an end to her pain,” his notebook entry continued. “I ended her life, I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked, I was in shock. But from the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn’t go on without her.”
Laundrie said he rushed home without Gabby’s body to spend “any time I had left with my family.”
He said he wanted to drive north to let James and TJ kill him, but he didn’t want them to “spend time in jail over my mistake.”
“I am ending my life not because of a fear of punishment but rather because I can’t stand to live another day without her. Please do not make life harder for my family, they lost a son and a daughter. The most wonderful girl in the world. Gabby I’m sorry,” he continued. “I have killed myself by this creek in hopes that animals may tear me apart. That it may make some of her family happy. Please pick up all of my things. Gabby hated people who litter.”
Gabby’s cause of death was manual strangulation. Her body was found in Grand Teton national Park in September 2021, but the coroner reported that she had been dead for weeks.