Brian Laundrie’s parents appear to be looking to move on from their Florida home.
The parents put up “for sale” signs in the front yard of the North Port, Florida, house that was swarmed for weeks by people wanting answers from Laundrie, who was the sole suspect in Gabby Petito’s death after she was discovered just outside Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie’s house was a site of intense scrutiny during the case from both media and authorities. Brian Laundrie returned home from his doomed road trip without Petito in early September and it was the last place he was seen before his partial skeletal remains were discovered in a nearby park in October.
Laundrie died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the family’s lawyer revealed last week. The attorney, Steve Bertolino, said the gun was taken from his parents home. Neither the family’s attorney nor the FBI had previously mentioned the involvement of a firearm.
“While law enforcement was at the Laundrie home on Sept. 17 to complete the missing person report for Brian, we volunteered to surrender all guns in the home to avoid any possible issue going forward,” Bertolino said. “While retrieving and taking inventory of the guns, it was realized one pistol was missing,” he said.
The Laundrie family was closely watched throughout the tragic saga, as protesters and critics online parroted unproven claims the parents had a role in helping their son hide from the police.
Some of the family’s neighbors were reportedly renting out space in their yards to the media, charging up to $3,500 a week for a spot to camp out across the street.
It was Chris, 62, and Roberta, 55, who ultimately led authorities to their son’s remains, less than 90 minutes after entering Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park to help the search. The two have not faced any changes, despite conspiracy theories all over the Internet. Bertolino has continually dismissed any speculation that the Laundries were involved in the two deaths or in any kind of cover-ups.
Laundrie grew up in Long Island with Petito, where the two met. His parents later moved to Florida, sometime around 2017. Laundrie and Petito moved into his parents’ home in 2019.
Popular real estate sites like Zillow and Realtor don’t currently list the house for sale, but estimate it’s worth somewhere between $210,000 and $340,000. The house, which the Laundries reportedly also use as their juicing business headquarters, sits on a 10,000 square foot lot.