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Brian Laundrie's Parents Have No Idea What May Be Found In Notebook, Lawyer Says

Even with Brian Laundries being found in a Florida nature preserve, there are many questions left unanswered in the disappearance and death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito.

By Gina Tron
Brian Laundrie's Autopsy Results Were Inconclusive

"The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media" will air on Oxygen on Monday, January 24 at 9/8c. It's also available to stream on Peacock now. 

The parents of Brian Laundrie have no idea what his notebook, found near his partial remains, contains, according to the family's lawyer.

Attorney Steven Bertolino told Oxygen.com on Monday that neither he nor Laundrie’s parents have any insight into what was in that notebook and he doesn't know if any possible writings in the book are salvageable.

The notebook — along with a backpack — were found in an area that up until recently was underwater, FBI Tampa announced at a press conference last week.

When asked, Bertolino replied that he doesn’t know if Laundrie, 23, was known to write or journal.

"I am sure everybody is waiting to find out what, if anything, is contained in the notebook,” he told People.

Remains found on Wednesday at Carlton Reserve in North Port, Florida — where Laundrie had ventured before vanishing on Sept. 13 — were positively identified Thursday evening using dental records, the FBI announced.

While the discovery put to rest a weeks-long man hunt to find Laundrie, it still leaves many questions unanswered.

Bertolino confirmed to Oxygen.com on Monday that an autopsy of the remains came up inconclusive. No cause of death has yet been determined. The remains have been passed on to an anthropologist for further evaluation.

His remains will be cremated. There will be no funeral service.

Laundrie was named a person of interest in the disappearance of his 22-year-old girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. The couple were in the midst of a cross-country trip when she went missing in late August. He returned to his parents’ home in North Port, Florida without Petito at the beginning of September. 

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Weeks later, on Sept. 19, Petito's remains were found in Wyoming and an autopsy revealed that the 22-year-old travel blogger had been strangled to death. She had likely been killed three to four weeks prior, according to the coroner's report.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Laundrie’s arrest last month for the unauthorized use of a debit or credit card following Petito’s disappearance.

Before Laundrie vanished, “he was very distressed and upset,” Bertolino, told Oxygen.com on Friday. 

He told NBC News last week that Laundrie's father “conveyed to me several times that he wished he didn’t let him go but he couldn’t stop him.”

"The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media" will air on Oxygen on Monday, January 24 at 9/8c. It's also available to stream on Peacock now.