Five unanswered questions Gabby Petito documentary may reveal from Brian Laundrie's notebook to details on gun

THERE are several lingering questions that people who were following the Gabby Petito case may have months after her fiancé Brian Laundrie was found dead.

A new documentary, The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media, set to be released on NBC's Peacock streaming service on Friday, may provide some long-sought-after answers.


The mystery surrounding Gabby's disappearance in August while she was on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé entranced the nation.

Here's a look at some issues that the documentary could finally answer.

WHAT DOES THE GUN PICTURE MEAN?

Brian's remains were found in October near his parents' home in Florida. He reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The news had many people questioning pictures that had been posted to his social media account in the past, including one that showed an American-flag-covered gun in his room.

In the picture, a gun painted to resemble the American flag hangs on the shelf, while a chilling poster depicting violent stabbings and beatings sits atop a bookshelf.

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A picture Gabby unloaded to her TikTok in January also appears to show her holding a gun. It's unclear if it's the same gun from Brian's room or the one he used to allegedly shoot himself.

The image was uploaded earlier this year as part of a montage of photos on Gabby's TikTok channel Nomadic Statik. 

HOW DID LAUNDRIE'S PARENTS MIX UP THE TIMELINE?

Brian's parents initially gave the police the wrong date of their son's disappearance.

The family's attorney revealed that the Laundries provided investigators with the incorrect date for his alleged disappearance into the Carlton Reserve in September.

Brian "left to hike in the preserve" on Monday, September 13, not Tuesday, September 14 as originally shared, their lawyer revealed, resulting in a barrage of Reddit speculation.

Steven Bertolino wrote in a text response to anchor Josh Benson from WFLA in Florida, "The Laundries were basing the date Brian left on their recollection of certain events.”

WHY WERE LAUNDRIE'S PARENTS IGNORING TEXTS/CALLS?

It is also unknown why the Laundries “didn’t return" Gabby's mom's texts as she desperately wanted to find her daughter.

Nichole Schmidt says she tried to communicate with Chris and Roberta Laundrie after she lost contact with Gabby in late August.

Gabby last spoke to her family on August 25 as she and her fiancé reached Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

During an interview with Dr. Phil, Nichole claimed Brian’s parents ignored the calls and texts, leaving her “infuriated."

It’s not known if the Laundries’ deliberately ignored the texts and calls.

WHY DID THE LAUNDRIES GO CAMPING?

Laundrie and his parents stayed at a Florida campground 75 miles from their home just days before he vanished, the family's attorney has confirmed.

The potential lead in the case was first offered by Dog the Bounty Hunter, who claimed he'd received a tip that Laundrie and his parents had visited Fort De Soto Park twice in September, most recently on September 6.

It is not clear why the Laundries didn't report him missing until September 17. Two days later, Gabby's remains are found near a campground in Wyoming.

WHAT WERE THE LAUNDRIES LOOKING FOR WHEN THEY JOINED THE SEARCH?

Just minutes after Roberta and Chris walked into the Carlton Reserve in late October, they found Brian's remains and belongings, with a highly pictured bag showing what looks like a notebook among Brian's stuff.

Chris and Roberta were seen moving in and out of areas of the brush, before separating for roughly 12 minutes when Chris lead two men into the brush on the left side of a trail.

He returned without the cops and the couple continued on. A video captured by Fox shows Chris wading through another patch of bushes while Roberta stands motionless in the middle of a trail, staring off in the opposite direction.

It's unclear what exactly was found by officers, but some items were found near to a trial Brian was known to use.

Chris and Roberta Laundrie searched with the officers for a while before breaking away by themselves.

Those following the case may also get a bit more insight into Gabby and Brian's relationship as both of her parents participated in the new documentary.



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