Gabby Petito’s Murder: Brian’s journal confession revealed “I took her life”

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TAMPA, Fla. – Exclusive: The first public glimpse of the confession Brian Laundrie left in a notebook in the Florida swamp in which he committed suicide in December of last year, reveals his final words.

“I ended her life,” in the note that the FBI took at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on October. 20th 20, 2021. “I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked. I was in shock.”

Laundrie said she killed Petito after he said that she injured herself after she fell off a cliff in Wyoming. He added: “From the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn’t go on without her.”

Attorneys representing the Petito and Laundrie families were in the FBI’s Tampa Field Office on Friday. Fox News Digital has obtained the original notes written by Laundrie prior to his decision to take the life of himself.

A section of the note states that Brian Laundrie left. (Fox News Digital/Michael Ruiz)

Patrick Reilly, an attorney representing the family of Petito, said to Fox News Digital outside the FBI building that he was unable to not speak on Friday. Co-counsel for the family, Richard Stafford, would not respond immediately.

“Please do not make life harder for my family,” the notepad reads, “They lost a son and one daughter. A truly wonderful girl ever. Gabby Sorry.”

In the initial note in note, he writes: “I am sorry to my family. This is a shock to them as well [as] a terrible greif (sic).”

Fox News Digital tailed Laundrie’s parents to the park in the early morning of October. 20th, 2021 after which they encountered a North Port detective and an agent of the FBI and walked out into the swamp for the location they believed that their son was disappeared a few weeks prior. The extensive search had been hampered by flooding up until this moment.

Christopher Laundrie stumbled across a dry bag, which later proved to be belonging to their son of his. A notebook that was seized by the FBI on the morning of the incident included the confession.

The Laundry parents discuss their discoveries with a North Port Police detective shortly after police discovered the remains of their son in October. 20 20, 2021. They also discovered an empty dry bag, which was pictured in the right hand of the detective along with other things. (Fox News Digital/Michael Ruiz)

“Today the Petito family attorney, Patrick Reilly, and myself met with the FBI in Tampa to sort through and take possession of the personal items that belonged to Gabby and Brian,” Laundrie lawyer Steve Bertolino told Fox News Digital Friday. “As part of this return of property in FBI custody I was given Brian’s notebook and I have turned [the] same over to Chris and Roberta Laundrie.”

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