WEEKS after Brian Laundrie’s death was ruled a suicide, his parents, Chris and Roberta, were spotted apparently carrying a notebook following a visit to the woods where his remains were found.
Exclusive photos obtained by Editorials 24 show Chris and Roberta visiting a supermarket on Tuesday following their visit to Myakkatchee Creek Reservation, with a reported “mystery notebook” visible in their grocery cart.
Photos from the supermarket trip appear to show Chris carrying a red notebook in his arms, and the notebook at rest in the couple’s cart.
FIRST OUTING FOR CHRIS AND ROBERTA
Earlier in the day, the bereaved parents were pictured carrying a backpack as they marched into the same campgrounds that investigators and volunteers intensely combed through during the search for Laundrie, 23.
Following a three-hour morning journey deep into the backcountry, Chris and Robert reemerged, holding hands as they walked back to their car.
It’s the first time Chris and Roberta have been pictured since an autopsy deemed their son’s death a suicide via a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
At the time, Chris and Roberta were seen moving in and out of areas of the brush before separating for roughly 12 minutes when Chris led the two men into the bush on the left side of a trail.
A video captured by Fox showed Chris wading through another patch of bushes while Roberta was seen motionless in the middle of a trail, staring off in the opposite direction.
He returned without the cops, and the couple continued their search.
The video then cuts to Chris holding the white bag while speaking to Roberta out of earshot from police.
They were seen putting a dark object inside the bag before handing it over to the officers.
It was later revealed that police had found human remains near a backpack and notebook belonging to the 23-year-old fugitive.
QUESTIONS SURROUND BRIAN’S NOTEBOOK
Criminologist Casey Jordan said a notebook “pointed to the possibility” of a suicide note, 7News reports. The contents inside the notebook remain unknown.
Jordan told CNN: “That really raises the question if indeed this is Brian Laundrie and if he died by his own hand, did he take the time out to write out a note of explanation, maybe even regret?
“Something that would give answers to not only police. If that notebook is there, there is a good chance there could be a note.”
Jordan speculated that the notebook could give cops “answers” as they continue their investigation.
Armchair detectives believe that Laundrie left a note hidden before vanishing.
One sleuth claimed: “I think he possibly would have left a note at home…
Another wrote: “I hope he left a note in the notebook and they are able to decipher it.”
A third said: “He didn’t just go ‘missing’.”
CAUSE OF DEATH FINALLY REVEALED
Neither police nor the Laundrie family have released information about the contents of Brian’s notebook.
The long-awaited revelation of Brian’s cause of death came following a weeks-long investigation after an initial autopsy came back inconclusive due to the advanced state of decomposition his remains were found in.
Bertolino said he “does not know” if the weapon Brian used was recovered by police “near Brian’s remains or among his possessions. “
The FBI has been contacted for comment on Bertolino’s remarks.
Laundrie was never charged or publicly named as a suspect in relation to Petito’s death, however, he was the sole person of interest in the case.
A warrant was issued for arrest days after his disappearance for alleged bank fraud after he reportedly racked up charges of more than $1000 on a bank card belonging to Petito in the days after she’s believed to have been killed.
The remains of Petito, 22, were found in a campsite near Wyoming’s Grand Teton Nation Park on September 19.
An autopsy found that she had been strangled to death by a “human force” between three and four weeks earlier.
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