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Imposter who posed as Brian Laundrie's ex and claimed she was also called Gabby now admits she made it all up.

AN IMPOSTER who pretended to be Brian Laundrie's ex-girlfriend has admitted that she made it all up.

The woman went by the name "Gabriella Darling" on social media responded to biting comment after the US Sun exclusively revealed her sham by saying, "Not involved with anything that has to do with Brian or Gabby."


Sources close to the situation told the US Sun that she was visited by the FBI, but the FBI declined to comment.

Laundrie's sister's Cassie posted on Instagram that he received a message from the woman's friend or family member who said that she will stop the charade.

Before the phone call, she said she was "furious" at the fake ex and said she and her family didn't know who the woman, according to a family source.

Since at least September, the woman posed as Laundrie's ex and claimed he was "narcissistic" and "controlling" in a social media post.

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Since then, she uploaded several videos claiming to have dated Laundrie before he met Gabby Petito, shared photoshopped pictures of them and penned a tribute post to her "eternal flame" after his remains were found.

'SUSPICIONS RAISED'

Some Internet sleuths doubted her story from the beginning, including Instagram user "exposinganddebunking," who spoke to the US Sun but wished to remain anonymous because of fears of retaliation.

"I watched her live videos from another account of mine and noticed her body language was deceitful," they told the US Sun.

The most obvious cues that "exposinganddebunking" said they picked up on was her facial reactions during live videos when commenters called her a fraud, she often looked away or pretended to cough and frequently paused to think about what to say next.

"She was very defensive for people asking the basic of questions and would be rude or block people for challenging her," they told the US Sun.

"Then I thought it was strange the levels she was saying her children’s birthdays were the same (as Laundrie's), so I decided to do some internet sleuthing of my own," "exposinganddebunking" said.

"I noticed on her old posts before she archived them that there were ultrasounds, work pictures with her true identity on her name badge, etc…

"I then searched her on other social media platforms and found old tags which stated her real identity."

That's why they started the "exposinganddebunking" Instagram and Twitter accounts.

"I didn’t think it was fair that she seemed to be gaining from this tragedy and wanted a stop to be put to it," they told the US Sun.

"As someone who has suffered domestic violence myself before, I found it upsetting that she was essentially ‘pretending’ to be a survivor just to gain clout."

SHUT IT DOWN

As the social media investigator put the pieces together and posted their findings, other Internet sleuths joined the effort and shared evidentiary screenshots.

"Finally, one of her own estranged family members reached out to me and then Cassie Laundrie herself directly both confirming this woman’s true identity," they told the US Sun.

The fake ex originally denied it when she was confronted by her family until they showed her proof that "exposinganddebunking" and other Internet sleuths unearthed.

She finally shut everything down and admitted that she lied.

As of Wednesday, all her videos and posts on Instagram were deleted, but sources sent the US Sun multiple screenshots and saved videos.

MORBID SHARE

Meanwhile, other online sleuths are digging into Brian's Pinterest account and think they have found clues suggesting how he wanted to die.

Some appear to have found a tattoo with the letters “DNAR” meaning “Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate” among Brian's saved pins.

A red cross covers a person who is performing chest compressions on a man.

Underneath the artwork reads the caption: “Doctor, I want to die dignifiedly.”

Others speculated that the fugitive used Gabby Petito’s water bottle to mix a cocktail of drugs before "overdosing".

Hikers discovered a Nalgene water bottle thought to match one that belonged to Gabby – days after cops found bone fragments in the Florida wilderness.

One web sleuth said: “I don’t know why people assume the water bottle is not important. Maybe it contained an overdose of drugs mixed with water as his method of death.”

Another commented: “I think it’s important to Gabby’s case as in: it was her bottle, and Brian took it, why? He knew she wouldn’t need it anymore. He knew she was dead.”

There is no evidence that Laundrie overdosed.

There has been no confirmation that the bottle found belonged to Gabby. And, there is no evidence to support allegations that Laundrie took the vlogger’s water bottle.

However, Dr. Erin Kimmerle, a forensic anthropologist based in South Florida, told The Sun last week that Laundrie may have died of a drug overdose.

"If there is soft tissue available for toxicology that could be insightful in cases of a drug overdose," she said.

"It depends on what drugs," another verified forensic psychologist answered.

"He might be pretty motivated to go home for an Adderall prescription, because like the other person said, it's a controlled drug that isn't easily transferred.

"Also, he may have been at least somewhat dependent on Adderall, increasing his motivation to go home to get it filled."


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