Security camera footage from a Whole Foods in Wyoming shows Petito and Laundrie parking their conversion van, walking into the store, shopping and then leaving the market.
The footage obtained by Fox News is from August 27, 2021, which is the date Petito’s parents believe Laundrie strangled their daughter to death.
The video footage is very telling of the tension between the couple.
New Video Footage Shows Gabby & Brian Hours Before Her Murder
While walking into Whole Foods, Petito had her arms tightly wrapped across her chest and she looked down at the ground.
Laundrie kept his hands in his short pockets.
Surveillance footage inside the store did not have sound, but showed Petito and Laundrie through the aisles for about 15 minutes before getting back into their conversion van.
Interestingly enough, they sat in the van for about 20 minutes before making their departure onto Highway 89.
This is the last known footage which shows Petito alive.
The 22-year-old’s body was found about 30 miles north of the Whole Foods market roughly three weeks later.
Brian Laundrie Strangled Gabby Petito To Death
As previously mentioned, Petito’s cause of death was homicide by strangulation. Her remains were discovered on September 19, 2021 and identified on September 21, 2021. A coroner said he believed she had been deceased for about three to four weeks
Laundrie admitted to killing his fiancée in a series of notebook entries.
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.”
Laundrie Confessed To Killing His Fiancée
The FBI revealed the disturbing evidence found in his notebook on January 21.
Fox News first obtained photos of the notebook entries.
Laundrie explains how Petito’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.
Laundrie Said Killing Her Was The “Merciful Thing” To Do
“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.”
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 two guys 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.”
October 20th marks the one-year anniversary of Laundrie’s body being discovered by law enforcement officials.