The friend told The Sun in an exclusive interview that Laundrie’s notebook may contain clues to solving Petito’s death, which a medical coroner has determined to have died from a strangulation.
“I think this is the outcome we expected,” the friend told The Sun in an exclusive interview after Laundrie’s remains were found and subsequently identified.
“I don’t know if this is the one we would ask,” said the friend, who wishes to remain anonymous.
“But it looks like this story is over,” they continued.
The friend alluded to Laundrie’s notebook as presenting an important look at Laundrie’s private life and her potential final days with Petito.
“I hope his notebook can detail what we all want to know,” the friend said, alluding to Petito’s cause of death which was determined to be by strangulation.
But the friend was too exasperated to continue, only asking one question in everyone’s mind.
“Why Brian? Why ? “
The friend’s revelations come days after Laundrie’s remains were found on Wednesday on the Carlton reservation near his Florida home and then identified by the FBI using dental records on Thursday.
Laundrie’s parents, Chris and Roberta, were at the reserve on Wednesday, with her father Chris finding a bag belonging to Laundrie before police found a backpack not far from a swamp where her remains were found.
Body language expert Patti Wood told The Sun in an exclusive that parents in Laundrie were “resigned” to living with protesters outside their homes.
“He exercises this activity out of sheer resignation. It actually works to not show – where you are trying not to show emotion. It’s in response to what reporters are doing, ”Wood told The Sun after Chris Laundrie was seen mowing the lawn.
“We don’t know if this is in response to her son’s more serious situation. We just know it’s in response to extremes to yell at it. “
Earlier this week, The Sun spoke to a clinical psychologist in New York City about Laundrie’s relationship with Petito and how the two were in a “spelling state” typical of many S&M relationships.
Clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Orna Guralnik said: “In this dynamic, one becomes more abusive and the other becomes passive and submissive.
“The link in these cases can be very, very strong,” she said. “It’s like they’re locked into some type of spell state between them and there are a lot of cases of domestic violence that follow that pattern. “
Guralnik pointed to body camera footage of Petito and Laundrie arrested in Moab, Utah, where the two said they loved each other.
“They wanted to continue, none of them said ‘please get me out of here’,” the psychologist said. “They were locked into this kind of spell. “
Laundrie’s friend told The Sun exclusively that Laundrie was a “heavier social outcast” at school.
The friend said the past two years have been the most public, given he weighed 40 pounds more in school.
“The past two years have been the most public and open he has ever been. He’s a pretty disconnected guy from the network, not the “selfie” type. “
“He’s the kind of person who would be able to drop everything to secure their means not to be captured and to escape arrest or prosecution for what appears to be an ongoing crime.” “
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