Gabby Petito's boyfriend Brian Laundrie died of a gunshot wound to the head, family lawyer says

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The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, who was being hunted after she was found dead, fatally shot himself in the head, a lawyer has said.

Brian Laundrie had been on a cross-country trip in the US with Ms Petito when she disappeared.

As police appealed for help in finding her, video emerged of her speaking to police after the couple had had a fight.

Mr Laudrie returned to Florida without her but as police searched for clues, he vanished.

His remains were later found in swampy wilderness near his family home.

Lawyer Steve Bertolino, acting on behalf of the Laundrie family, said his cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide.

"Chris and Roberta are still mourning the loss of their son and are hopeful that these findings bring closure to both families," he said.

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