TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The families of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie have agreed to a deal to split the couple’s belongings when they’re released by the FBI, the Laundrie family’s attorney Steve Bertolino tells WFLA.
“An agreement in principal with respect to the distribution of property between the families has been reached,” Bertolino added, “I have no further comment at this time.”
According to News Nation’s Brian Entin, Petito’s parents met with the FBI in Tampa, however, the reason for the meeting remains secret. Entin reports property including Brian’s notebook has been agreed to.
Petito’s mysterious disappearance captured the world’s attention earlier in 2021. She was reported missing on Sept. 11 after her fiancé Brian Laundrie returned home to North Port alone from a cross-country road trip the couple had left for together at the beginning of the summer. Petito’s body was discovered in Wyoming, and an autopsy revealed she had been strangled to death.
Laundrie was named a person of interest in the disappearance, and went missing himself as the search for Petito continued. Laundrie’s remains were found in a nature reserve in October. A medical examiner later determined he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A report released earlier this month determined that cops in Moab, Utah made several mistakes when they let the pair go on their way after an Aug. 12 police stop.