The fiancé of murdered US blogger/youtuber Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie, took his own life, his family’s lawyer has said in a statement.

 

The case of Petito, 22, and her fiance Laundrie, 23, sparked nationwide media attention.

The couple had been vlogging their summer road trip in a van through national parks in the US on social media.

But Petito’s parents reported her missing on 11 September after they had been unable to contact her for a fortnight. Her body was eventually discovered in Wyoming, where the couple had been travelling, on 19 September. A coroner later found that she had been strangled.

Police later found out that Laundrie had returned to Florida without Ms Petito on 1 September. Her family repeatedly appealed for her fiancé and his family to co-operate with investigators, but he then went missing himself.

His parents told police they last saw him on 13 September – when he went hiking alone and never returned.

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