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Brian Laundrie web sleuths fear gun found weighted down in water by fisherman may be connected to Gabby’s murder

BRIAN Laundrie web sleuths fear a gun found weighted down in water by fisherman could be connected to Gabby Petito's murder.

The firearm was found at the same park Laundrie had visited with family in September, leading some to believe this could be the weapon used to murder his fiancé.

Cops were called out to Foto De Soto Park, Florida, on Saturday after Christopher Sacco, 35, dredged out the black revolver, which was wrapped in a bag and secured to a rock with red and white twine, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Sacco and his friend had been fishing near a playground area at the park which Laundrie stayed at with his family on September 6 and 7.

Sacco said the area had recently been hit by a Red Tide, which meant few people were around.

The weapon is now with Pinellas Country Sheriff's Office.

The mysterious find sent sleuths on Twitter alight with wild theories that the weapon could have been used to kill Petito, or that someone had used it to kill Laundrie.

One user wrote: "Fisherman finds weighted down gun in Fort De Soto #BrianLaundrie."

When one user asked if the gun had been used by Laundrie to take his own life, one person responded: "Perhaps somebody else shot him and disposed of it?

They went on: "Perhaps it was Brian's gun he had with him on their trip and he wanted to get rid it. Just think it's interesting that a gun is disposed of where they camped."

Another posted: "I think if this is connected it was dropped after he came home from the trip and went with his family to camping here."


It comes some weeks after a video from Fort De Soto Park where Laundrie and his parents stayed was turned over to the FBI.

One amateur detective claimed Laundrie was not with his parents when they checked out on September 8 – a claim the Laundries vehemently deny.

Laundrie's remains were found at Myakkahatchee Creek Environment Park on Wednesday.

The remains, and the articles belonging to him, were found in a stretch of land inside the 24,000-acre park that until recently had been submerged in floodwaters.

But Tom Joyce, a retired NYPD commander, exclusively told The Sun that the remains likely suffered "a lot of post mortem predation".

"If the remains are skeletal, that means the tissue has been pulled away from the bones," Joyce said. "Most likely by alligators, crabs, fish and stuff like that.

"That's what it sounds like to me because it's definitely not long enough time for it to go naturally."

He added: "If it's only a three to four week period and there are only skeletal remains and very limited tissue remaining, I would have to say there's a lot a lot of activity that pulls all the skin and flesh and muscle and stuff away."

Laundrie was reported missing by his parents on September 17.

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