NORTH PORT, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: A makeshift memorial dedicated to missing woman Gabby Petito is located near City Hall on September 20, 2021 in North Port, Florida. A body has been found by authorities in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming that fits the description of Petito, who went missing while on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie.

I followed the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie disappearance/murder very closely. Something about this case just drew me in and I couldn’t turn away. I had hoped Gabby would be found alive, and then eventually that Brian would be so some answers could be known. Unfortunately, both were found deceased. There is the impending civil litigation in civil court where her parents are suing them as well as his estate. I watched the motion to dismiss hearings yesterday and was hopeful that the case will make it to court so that we could learn what happened. This wasn’t supposed to happen, if the judge lets the lawsuit move forward, until 2023. You can imagine my shock when I glanced down at my phone and saw the notification that Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession had been released.

I’m not going to lie I had an idea in my head of what happened. We saw the police dash cam footage of their domestic dispute, we all saw the way he/his family acted in the days following the murder. But this, this was not what I was expecting at all. Is it the full story? I mean that we will never truly know. The only two people who know what happened near Spread Creek in Grand Teton National Park last August are no longer with us. So Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession is the best “why” we are going to get in regards to this tragic story.

The entry is 8 pages long and explains what happened, his regrets, and some other bombshells. Interesting that in regards to the lawsuit this basically confirms that the Laundrie parents did in fact know that Brian had killed her and even where her body was. It makes you feel for her family even more. I’m still left with more questions than answers after reading this. But I do feel for everyone involved in this tragic situation.

Read the full confession below as well as reactions from stunned viewers from across the world.

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