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, who returned from his fatal road trip in September without Petito, was last seen in his home before partial skeletal remains in an adjacent park were found in October.
Laundrie died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the family’s lawyer revealed last week. Steve Bertolino (the attorney) said that the gun had been taken from Laundrie’s parents. 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 household was watched closely throughout this tragic story. Protesters and critics on the internet made unproven claims that the Laundrie parents played a part in their son’s escape from 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 couple was seen walking through those same woods on Tuesday in their first outing since their son’s death was ruled a suicide. The Post obtained photos showing them holding hands while walking along a trail within the park’s 168-acre grounds.
Contrary to conspiracy theories circulating on the Internet, neither of them have been affected by any major changes. Bertolino dismissed all speculations that Laundries might have played a role in their deaths, or covered up any cover-up.
Petito was Laundrie’s mother and he grew up on Long Island. He and Petito moved to Florida in 2017 after his parents divorced. 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. It sits on an area of 10,000 feet, and the Laundries also claim it as their headquarters for their Juicing Business.