Father of Brian Laundrie Mows Lawn, Ignores Questions About Gabby Petito Autopsy

by Evan Reier

The media and protest presence around the home of Brian Laundrie and his family has not ceased. That has led to a variety of side developments as those invested in the Gabby Petito case keep up.

The latest regards Brian Laundrie’s father, Chris. Since Petito’s disappearance and subsequent finding and autopsy, the family has spoken pretty much exclusively through their lawyer, Steven Bertolino. While theories range from the parents being knowing accomplices to Laundrie’s disappearance to them not wanting to be involved, the missing fugitive’s parents have remained quiet.

But Chris Laundrie made a rare appearance on Wednesday, stepping outside his home to mow his lawn. As he tended his yard, he was bombarded with questions from reporters as video from Fox News shows.

As the questions come in, he completely ignores them and focuses on mowing. The questions ranged from an initial, “have you discussed the autopsy results” to a more pointed question asking him how he feels about knowing Petito died of strangulation in “the middle of Wyoming.”

As seen in the entirety of the footage, Chris Laundrie doesn’t break his gaze from mowing his lawn.

The location of Brian Laundrie is still unknown. Authorities have combed through nearby areas in Florida in efforts to find him, as well as responding to potential sightings from around the country.

At the time of writing, Brian Laundrie is still a person of interest in this case. He does have a warrant issued for his arrest due to the unauthorized use of a credit card that belonged to Gabby Petito.

Wyoming Coroner Speaks on Gabby Petito Autopsy as Brian Laundrie Remains Missing

On Tuesday, October 12, Teton County coroner Brent Blue announced the final results of the autopsy, which confirmed that her death was via homicide and that she was strangled to death.

Further, Petito was dead for 2 or 3 weeks before her body was found. Hours later, Blue talked on CNN and gave more info, specifically on why the term “throttling” was used.

“Throttling means that someone was strangled by human force,” Blue said. “There was no mechanical force involved.

“People can be strangled by other means,” he added. “We have seen people on snowmobiles who run into a wire — that would be strangling by a mechanical event. But this was, we believe this was strangling by a human being.”

Sadly, it clears up that whoever killed Gabby Petito did it with their own human force.

“Mainly because only humans have opposable thumbs,” Blue said. “There is no evidence that this was done by any animal as far as the cause of death.”