Brian Laundrie’s parents have been informed about how he died, according to the family’s attorney in a statement released Tuesday.
The statement from attorney Steven Bertolino said Laundrie died by suicide.
Laundrie, 23, a person of interest in the death of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found dead in a Florida nature preserve in October, after a manhunt that lasted more than a month. The skeletal remains were found in a part of the reserve that had been previously flooded.
The medical examiner’s office could not determine the cause of Laundrie’s death and the remains were sent to an anthropologist for further investigation.
Petito, 22, was discovered dead in September on the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, one of the places the young couple had visited on the trip they documented through social media videos.
An autopsy in Wyoming concluded that Petito was strangled.
“Chris and Roberta (Laundrie) are still mourning the loss of their son and are hopeful that these findings bring closure to both families,” Bertolino said in a statement.