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Brian Laundrie’s notebook may be salvageable. What happens next?

Could Brian Laundrie’s notebook hold answers to what happened to him and Gabby Petito?

This still from police camera video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer.
This police camera video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021.
Moab Police Department via Associated Press

Brian Laundrie’s notebook “may be salvageable,” police said this week, paving the way for authorities to find more answers in the mysterious case of Laundrie and his girlfriend, Gabby Petito.

What does Brian Laundrie’s notebook say?

Last week, authorities discovered a notebook, backpack and a dry bag with other items of Laundrie’s in an area that had previously been underwater. Laundrie’s remains were found later that same day, according to Fox News.

  • Laundrie was wanted as a person of interest in the disappearance and homicide of Petito, a 22-year-old woman who went missing in late summer 2021.

Eyes have turned to Laundrie’s notebook for answers on what happened to him at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. Experts said it may be the key to understanding what happened to him and to Petito.

What happened to Gabby Petito?

Petito and Laundrie had been on a cross-country road trip this summer. But only Laundrie returned home on Sept. 1, driving Petito’s van.

How did Brian Laundrie die?

Laundrie was reported missing on Sept. 17. He was missing until Oct. 20 when authorities found a body that was confirmed to be Laundrie one day later, the Deseret News reported.

  • Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family’s attorney, said Monday in a statement to NBC News that “no manner or cause of death was determined” from the autopsy.