On June 24, images of the confession Brian Laundrie wrote prior to his own death went viral. As Mamas Uncut reported, in the letter, Laundrie confessed to killing his fiancée Gabby Petito.
He also claimed that he took her life out of “shock” after she fell in a river and gravely injured herself. Now, Fox News performed attempted to speak to the doctor who the autopsy on Gabby Petito after her body was discovered in Wyoming.
The Doctor Who Conducted Gabby Petito’s Autopsy Responds to Brian Laundrie’s Written Confession
Dr. Brent Blue addressed Laundrie’s claim while talking with Fox News Digital, although he couldn’t say much. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Laundrie wrote that after Petito fell in the freezing cold water she couldn’t tell him what hurt but that she was visibly in a lot of pain.
“She had a small bump on her forehead that eventually got larger,” the note read. “Her feet hurt, her wrist hurt but she was freezing, shaking violently, while carrying her violently she continually made sounds of pain, laying next to her she said little lapsing between shakes, gasping in pain, begging for an end to her pain. ”
He went on to say that he thought he was being merciful when in a moment of shock, he took her life.
Following the completion of her autopsy, Dr. Blue concluded that Petito died of manual strangulation and blunt-force trauma to the head and neck. He didn’t confirm if her head injuries match what Laundrie described in his letter. He told Fox News that he was limited in what he is allowed to discuss publicly.
Petito’s full autopsy report was never released to the public. “According to Wyoming Law, all I can release is her name, her birthday, and her cause and manner of death,” Dr. Blue told the news organization shortly after the release of Laundrie’s note.
John Kelly, a criminal profiler and psychotherapist who has interviewed numerous killers, but who is not personally connected to this case, told Fox News that Laundrie’s note “tiptoed around the confession. He wanted to serve it up as a mercy killing.” It was this tiptoeing that personally “bugged” Kelly the most.
Nonetheless, as Dr. Carl Wecht shared, “In any event, euthanasia is not legal in any state, anywhere. Euthanasia is murder.”
You can read Mamas Uncut’s original report below:
Brian Laundrie’s full admission, in which he wrote that he killed his fiancée Gabby Petito while they toured the continental United States has been released. Exclusively obtained by Fox News, Laundrie wrote that he thought he was being “merciful” when he claimed the life of the 22-year-old aspiring travel blogger.
At the start of his note, Brian began by writing, “Gabby, I wish I was right at your side. I wish I could be talking to you right now. I’d be going through every memory we made, getting even more excited for the future. But we’ve lost our future.”
“I can’t live without you. I’ve lost every day we could’ve spent together. Every holiday. I’ll never get to play with [illegible] again. Never go hiking with TJ. I loved you more than anything. I can’t bear to look at our photos, to recall great times because it is why I cannot go on. When I close my eyes I will think of laying on the roof of the van, falling sleep to the sight of a meteor shower at the crystal geyser. I will always love you.”
In the recently released admission, Brian wrote of the events that took place before Petito was murdered, writing “this occurred as an unexpected tragedy.”
“Rushing back to our car trying to cross the streams of spread creek before it got too dark to see, [too] cold. 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 come from the blazing hot National Parks in Utah.”
As the note continued, Brian 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 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. From where I started the fire, I had no idea how far the car might be. Only knew it was across the creek. When I pulled Gabby out of the water she couldn’t tell me what hurt. She had a small bump on her forehead that eventually got larger.
Her feet hurt, her wrist hurt but she was freezing, shaking violently, while carrying her she continually made sounds of pain, laying next to her she said little lapsing between violent shakes, gasping in pain, begging for an end to her pain. She would fall asleep and I would shake her awake fearing she shouldn’t close her eyes if she had a concussion.”
As Brian continued, he said he couldn’t tell the extent of Gabby’s injuries, “only that she was in extreme pain,” eventually writing that “I took her life.” He wrote that he 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,” the admission of guilt continued.
The note, which was discovered by the FBI after they located Laundrie’s body in October 2021, continued with Brian explaining why he “rushed home,” because he wanted to spend the time he had left with his family. Laundrie took his own life after returning back to Florida without Petito in their white Ford van.
He detailed that he thought about having “James or TJ kill me but I wouldn’t want them to spend time in jail over my mistake, even though I’m sure they would have liked to.” Brian then said he wasn’t taking his own life over the fear of the punishment that awaited him, but because “I can’t stand to live another day without her.”
After asking the world not to make things harder for his family, he wrote, “Gabby I’m sorry. “I have killed myself by this creek in the 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.”
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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