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Gabby Petito’s parents sue Laundrie’s parents over killing

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The parents of Gabby Petito claim in a new lawsuit in Florida that Brian Laundrie told his parents he had killed her before he returned home alone from their ill-fated western trip in a converted van.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in Sarasota County Circuit Court contends Laundrie told his parents on Aug. 28 he had killed Petito, 22, his fiancee of about a year.

Petito’s disappearance on the trip and the subsequent finding of her slain body in a Wyoming national park became a national obsession, augmented by the later search for Laundrie in a Florida swamp.

The FBI says he killed himself there.

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