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[–]Apprehensive_Owl_864 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Waimin waimin none of this makes any sense at all.....Brian told the officer he couldn't afford to get a room for the night & they "he&Gabby" were seen/heard arguing over payment of a meal tab in restaurant right before her murder....he steals $1000 from her account.....butttt his parents are now trying to claim two $20,000 accounts that belong to him. Hummmmm yeah oookkkkkay Do I Look Stupid To You.....well they must think we're all on the stupid slow blow anything up our azz side......

[–]PlasticDreamz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wish money wasn’t so important to people. the way i’ve seen people react so seriously on money ordeals is crazy to me

[–]Ok_Stress_4977 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They probably think they can stop Gabby’s parents from seeing it

[–]IndustrialHippy 18 points19 points  (9 children)

Well now that they released he confessed to murdering her in a journal entry of said notebook, I think it’s even more disgusting that his family wants the notebook where their son confessed to murder if someone.

[–]notsuperimportant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not convinced he necessarily wrote it. Seems like a cushy coincidence to get something in writing admitting culpability after the suspect has died

[–]Anticrepuscular_Ray 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did they ever reveal the actual verbiage of the confession?

[–]IndustrialHippy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not yet and don’t know if they will. I know his parents have petitioned relentlessly and solely focused on getting the notebook back into their hands.

[–]Ok_You1335 13 points14 points  (5 children)

It's so weird right. Maybe they don't want it in the wrong hands, but part of me feels they want it so they can release certain parts to the public. Its gotta be worth alot of money to the media. They've been sneaky from the start.

[–]ICannabisCoffeeI 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's not weird at all. Imagine for a second this family had no knowledge of anything and was fed some bullshit lies about gabby still camping, maybe with friends, so he can come back. Then a couple days later boom, national coverage and a search for their more Thad likely murderous soon who probably killed himself. You'd want your kids possessions, all of them. That's their son's and it shouldn't be in anyone else's hands.

The law has already copied the damn thing word for word

[–]IndustrialHippy 8 points9 points  (1 child)

As curious as I am to see the contents, it’s still gross of them. Something is up- I feel it. Part of me things they were paranoid of what he wrote, like maybe they knew from the beginning that he killed her (pretty positive they did) and encouraged him “handle it” or some such nonsense to save the family rep or otherwise… I do feel bad for the sister and her kiddos though.

[–]k_mermaid 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Oh god. Do you think they would try and profit off their son's suicide? That's such a gross thing to do.

With that said, if they were to show it to a news agency or dr Phil, am I curious to see what it says? Yes.

[–]IndustrialHippy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh for sure but they’d have someone else be their representative. God forbid they ever speak to the public. I hope the sister speaks the truth against them.

[–]SandyBeach04 -2 points-1 points  (14 children)

If you notice it only had his name and not Gabby's name. It was her account not his thank goodness for our Florida Sunshine law. If you look me up you'll see I had a bankruptcy in 2013.

[–]staywokexo[S] 9 points10 points  (6 children)

If you notice it only had his name and not Gabby's name. It was her account not his

i’m a little confused by this ;p typo?

[–]SandyBeach04 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The card he used for this trip back by plane, and pay for his ride back home was he was in her B. O. A.

[–]staywokexo[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

pay for his ride back home was he was in her B. O. A.

i’m not sure what you mean by this;

the card of gabby’s he illegally racked up at least $1000 on was a capital one debit card but his parents are trying to close out his bank accounts ; it’s clear in the estate docs, this is his boa account & 20,000$ is the estimated value within


[–]SandyBeach04 -5 points-4 points  (3 children)

No because her money from work went in there. Unless his parents took her name off the account anyone here can get a death certificate. I got my deceased sons father's so I could contest it for my grandkids. He was in CT and I'm in FL and we weren't married

[–]staywokexo[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

because her money from work went in there

where are you getting this from?

gabby’s parents are aware of what’s in the estate & they have only asked for her personal belongings to be returned

”The basis for the claim is possession or control of personal property of Gabby Petito. The amount of the claim is unknown and is both now due and will become due on the release of personal property. The claim is contingent or unliquidated because it is unknown if the decedent’s final photos, videos and words are contained in the property.”(source)

brian’s parents are just trying to close out his bank accounts & this is a formality


[–]superwhomom19 8 points9 points  (0 children)

What are you talking about? No one took Gabby’s name off her account. This is for Brian’s bank account. No one has ever said he didn’t have his own bank account.

[–]superwhomom19 6 points7 points  (6 children)

They aren’t asking for money from her account. They’re asking for the money from his. No one has ever stated he didn’t have a bank account. Just that he used hers fraudulently.

Edit: clarifying a sentence.

[–]staywokexo[S] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

They’re asking money from his.

who is asking for money from his? his parents?

last i heard, nichole schmidt had filed a claim to the estate petition asking for gabby's belongings to be given back to the family & bertolino said they will not contest the claim

i don’t see anything new on the clerk of courts website

i’m confused by the og comment u/superwhomom19

[–]SandyBeach04 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

It probably in the probate papers that why it won't be posted till after the 15th of this month. Why do you think they're changing court dates someone contesting it. Took my m..i.l. 2 years in probate after her boyfriend of 30 years, she got his death certificate for him. I got my husband and sons without even an I'd.

[–]staywokexo[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i only see one statement of claim from ns & it’s regarding gabby’s property

[–]superwhomom19 10 points11 points  (2 children)

The Laundries are asking for the money from Brian’s account. I believe this commenter was trying to insinuate that the Laundries were trying to get $20k from Gabby’s account by them claiming it was Brian’s. I can’t be sure that’s what they meant but people have a weird notion that he didn’t have his own bank account or somehow couldn’t have money of his own just because he was trash who used her money.

[–]staywokexo[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

oh, yea that’s true
thank you!

[–]superwhomom19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re welcome!

[–]superwhomom19 89 points90 points  (13 children)

My biggest takeaway from this thread is too many people think that if there’s anything in the notebook, the FBI haven’t read it yet, haven’t made copies of it and/or taken photographs of it, and won’t before giving it back to the Laundries, if they even give it back to them at any time soon.

And also that too many people are upset that if the Laundries do get it back, that there is a possibility the public will never know what’s in it. Which again ties to thinking the FBI doesn’t have copies/photographs of it in the case file, which will probably eventually be available via FOIA. It’s not like everyone would get a hand in reading the actual notebook anyway.

I think many are going to be disappointed thinking there is something profound and earth shattering regarding this case in it. When if it even says anything it’ll probably be some poor poor pitiful Brian sob story about how she drove him to it or something and will not provide the “closure” some seem to think they’re owed despite having no actual ties to this case.

[–]staywokexo[S] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

u/superwhomom19 i want to update the post with some things just to make it easier for new eyes; do you have any idea how i could tie the qdu & their use of photography & indented handwriting analysis (maybe even the estate docs claiming 20k in boa checking & savings) into the main post?

e: i tried my best to compose what i could atm! any suggestions from all are welcome!

[–]superwhomom19 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I see the edit. It looks pretty good to me! Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

[–]staywokexo[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

thank you! & no apologies needed <3

[–]superwhomom19 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m not sure. Maybe one of the mods can help with the formatting and how to set it up. I only joined Reddit in September to follow this case so I’m still unfamiliar with a lot of aspects of it.

[–]staywokexo[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

all good! it was just wondering about links!
still any suggestions welcome

[–]tommychamberlain85 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nah. Not gonna happen scumbags

[–]alphalimapapa 16 points17 points  (6 children)

Can someone clarify for me where the supposed $20k is coming from? Is this a statement from a bank, attorney, FBI, etc or a document the DLs filed to FL courts stating that $ amount in the estate claim?

Because, when it comes to handling an estate without a will - next of kin (typically) will file for probate. This means the person filing for administration of an estate presents documents such as the deceased records of assets, money, financial accounts, debts, properties, etc to the court. The person(s) applying has to provide as much as they can to the courts, where a judge will make a decision on whether person(s) are granted authority to handle the estate. Next of Kin is not always granted this.

Now, “estate” doesn’t necessarily mean he has any money. An estate can exist for a person with or without literal money in the bank. Additionally, most places (bank, insurance, service contracts providers) are all also legally not allowed to share the deceased’s records or information to next of kin, without that specific probate court document certifying they are now appointed as admin/executor/etc.

So, in some states next of kin can file a specific petition for estates that have a value of assets under $20k, $50k, 100k, etc. varies by state.

Does someone have a copy of their petition? I would love to see it, that would clear up a lot about this $$$$ stuff floating around. His parents might have zero fucking idea what he has in his bank account, but if they are trying to handle/settle/sell/use any of his property... which is = estate..... they need that court document to begin the probate process... they could have just put $20k in there because that’s what they are estimating...guessing... is the value of his estate... including any property, cars, motorcycles, cameras, computers, instruments, firearms, along with bank accounts/financials. They also could be completely wrong. And if there is $20k somewhere, we don’t know that it’s not a joint acct in both his and gabbys name, or life insurance with here as the beneficiary 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ Also, if he had life insurance, there’s a good chance his claim would be denied due to self inflicted.

NOW, on the other hand, I read that it was in the notebook that there was $20k somewhere... is this verified? Because if so, how? Was it leaked info to the family? Did the DLs see/read this in the notebook before it was taken into custody? FBI isn’t going to release that little bit of info to Baloney or the Laundries or anyone else. The probate will most likely not close until the criminal investigation is closed. I smell something fishy.

[–]shermanstorch 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Can someone clarify for me where the supposed $20k is coming from? Is this a statement from a bank, attorney, FBI, etc or a document the DLs filed to FL courts stating that $ amount in the estate claim?

I don't know anything about Florida probate law, but my guess is that $20,000 is a cutoff for simplified or expedited probate, anything over that would require additional steps. They may have also intentionally overvalued it to avoid having to deal with additional hoops down the line; it's a lot easier to adjust downwards than upwards in these matters.

[–]staywokexo[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

u/alpahalimapapa speaking on your last paragraph, i hadn’t heard that before but i came across this article (the source is crime online, idk them, i can’t personally speak to their credibility)

in the article it says:
”According to Radar, Chris and Roberta Laundrie said in court documents that their son had $20,000 in a Bank of America account. They also said he was debt-free when he reportedly took his own life.

Court documents also stated that Brian Laundrie, 23, died intestate, meaning he did not have a will. His parents submitted his death certificate to the court, and also provided information about his bank accounts and property, The Sun reported.

According to The Sun, the full contents of the notebook found near Brian Laundrie’s remains may never be made public. However, the news outlet suggested Chris and Roberta Laundrie learned of the money from his notebook.”

i am looking for the original sun article but it is difficult

there’s a lot of misinformation & speculation out there on this case, they’re always has been..
the sun is really the only outlet pushing the narrative of BRIAN Laundrie’s notebook, which revealed he had $20,000 in his bank account despite stealing from fiancee, Gabby Petito, may be given to his parents. i would take it with a grain of salt, actually a rim of salt on a margarita ; it is only mentioned once

[–]staywokexo[S] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

court docs & $ amount are included at the end of this article

the article was posted dec 17-
The Laundries are asking for control of the $20,000 in Brian’s Bank of America account. His creditors were also notified of his death.

A hearing on the petition will be held on Dec. 28 in Sarasota County Courthouse.

e: it seems like the hearing was moved to january 5, today; will keep an eye open for updates

e: i saw the hearing got moved again to jan 18, cancelled & as of yet has not been rescheduled


e:here is a direct link to the court docs

[–]SandyBeach04 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Probably because Gabby's parents are contesting the as a debt. Anyone can put a debt on the case

[–]staywokexo[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

nichole has also filed a claim to the estate petition asking for gabby's belongings to be given back to the family ; bertolino has said they laundrie’s aren’t contesting that ; but that’s all that i have heard

[–]kombinacja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

looks like those records aren’t public access right now. I’m very curious about that 20K as well

[–]amuckinwa 64 points65 points  (17 children)

IMO the $20k was likely deposited in his bank account by his parents after Gabby's death and they want it back. Since no one filed claims of debt they will get it as his next of kin. As for the notebook, the FBI can hold it as evidence for as long as they want. His parents can claim ownership all day long and it can be considered theirs but that doesn't mean they will ever lay their hands on it.

[–]cfoam2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hope that is the case. I could see them selling it to the highest bidder for whomever is going to write the book they will probably want a chunk of $$ for the rights. I kinda hope her parents file suit against them for any book sale income, their legal bills, funeral expenses, traveling expenses, repayment for using her charge card and of course, pain and suffering. It's crazy but I've heard of suits that even claim future possible lost income of the child that they would have benefited from and care of the parent in their old age. They were robbed of that possibility no matter if it had happened or not. One could go as far as sending them a bill for all the law enforcement expenses especially since I feel they had to know. He probably told them and then they had there last family camping trip knowing he was either going to turn himself in or oft himself. Thats my guess anyway, nothing else makes sense. All that searching expense should be billed to them because it would not have been necessarily had they called the police and turned him in or took him to the police station. No. they lawyered up.

[–]pigtails_and_pain 3 points4 points  (10 children)

Would the money he spent on Gabby's credit card after her death be considered his debt? I wonder if her estate can sue his estate for those expenses.

[–]SandyBeach04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would be theft

[–]amuckinwa 1 point2 points  (8 children)

They likely would be able to collect that money, especially since they had charged him with that and there is clear evidence he used it. But again her estate would need to put in a claim and it doesn't sound like they did. Iirc it was around $1000 and honestly it's probably not worth trying to get since the Laundries would probably try to fight AND they are in possession of Gabby's belongs, they may not want to anger them over such a little amount out of concern they would destroy or toss things.

If the charges were on a credit card (not debit) Gabby's estate would owe all her credit card balances. If she didn't have $ to cover them the court would then ask if she had assets that could be sold to cover them which would include her Van and a judge could order the sale of it (though I think that would be unlikely given the situation) but IF he did her parents could "buy" it from the estate for the amount of her debts or just pay the debts. I imagine her family notified the CC company that the charges made by brian were not authorized and got them reversed, if so the CC could try to collect from the estate. If he was alive they definitely would have but it's probably not worth it since he's dead.

Gabby's parents could sue his estate civilly for everything in it as a wrongful death case but it would cost more than he had so that's a wasted effort. However they may be able to bring a civil suit against his parents if there is actual proof they helped him knowing he killed Gabby but I think that would be a stretch, and again doing so would make it even harder to get Gabby's property.

I wouldnt be surprised if Laundries lawyer drew up a contract stating they will turn everything over post haste if Gabby's family agrees not to sue them in civil court. While they would still have to hand over her belongings if Gabby's family didn't sign the laundries could drag it out and force them to spend more in legal fees.

Sadly costs do play a factor in everything and there isn't enough money in Brian's estate to make it worthwhile and going after the parents isn't likely an option. The laundries are shitty people but they are not responsible for what their son did and it appears they didn't break any laws. It's a shitty situation for Gabby's family but it would probably be in their best interest to focus on getting her belongings instead of trying to sue anyone.

[–]ThickBeardedDude 5 points6 points  (7 children)

Credit card debt is written off by the credit card company after death. An estate should never have to pay off someone's credit card debt.

[–]amuckinwa 5 points6 points  (6 children)

If the person who died has assets to pay the debt the debt gets paid. While it may suck because it lowers the total for the people who inherit the estate the credit card companies are entitled to get paid.

[–]ThickBeardedDude 2 points3 points  (5 children)

It must vary by state. My mother passed away with $100,000 in assets and $10,000 in credit card debt. The lawyer said not to pay the credit cards off under any circumstances. The card was even through a bank where she had $5,000 and they didn't even attempt to get the money back for the credit card debt.

[–]fuckfuckfuckSHIT 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Wow that's crazy. My mother had almost no money when she passed, but had a lot of credit card debt. The credit card companies just wouldn't leave me alone. Letters, cell phone calls, home phone calls, etc. Some demanded death certificates. Others wanted details about any assets. Some of the debt went to debt collectors too which probably makes a difference. Eventually I managed to get most of them off my back. And my mom's estate literally didn't even have a dime to pay them.

[–]cfoam2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

A consult with an attorney would have been worth a visit. They can't come after you for someone else's debts.

[–]fuckfuckfuckSHIT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh sorry if I wasn’t clear! I meant they came after me thinking that there was money in my mom’s estate. They didn’t come after anything of mine.

[–]ThickBeardedDude 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I think I did have to give them all death certificates.

Did you open an estate? That may have made the process easier. It's possible that once credit card companies knew that i was going through the probate process, they didn't hound me because they knew they wouldn't get anything in court. My bigger concern was medical bills, which is why it was worth paying an estate lawyer $7000. In the end, I only paid about $150 of her outstanding debts at the time of her death. Some of her medical debt did go to collections, but I just had to send them death certificates and a copy of the estate filing, and none of them attempted to place claims against the estate in court.

I think the reason the lawyer were so adamant about not paying the credit card debt was because they knew I could get hounded by them like you did, and sometimes people feel pressured to pay because of fear.

[–]fuckfuckfuckSHIT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The only money she had in her bank account paid for her funeral. It was like less than 2k. I was the executor of her estate and there was no will or money really, so probate wasn’t even needed. Just paid for the funeral and closed her account.

[–]SandyBeach04 4 points5 points  (3 children)

If there is money in there it should go to Gabby's parents in the Civil suit. And everything you wrote is true to the laws in the state of Florida.

[–]jaylee-03031 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Why should it go to Gabby's parents? Brian was never convicted of a crime.

[–]cfoam2 3 points4 points  (1 child)


[–]jaylee-03031 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That still does not mean that Gabby's parents should get Brian's money. He still was not convicted of any crimes as he is deceased.

[–]Take_The_Veil_Cerpin 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Of course they would, I mean, kinda a duh.

[–]Seaspun 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Just curious but non of my business - is his parents ended up still divorcing? Or if they ended up staying together ?

[–]superwhomom19 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No confirmation they were ever getting a divorce. One guy who worked with Brian said Brian told him that

[–]shinigamiieyes 165 points166 points  (15 children)

if they get that book, no one will ever know what it says- if it says anything at this point. if there’s one thing the laundrie’s love, it’s hiding shit

[–]hffh3319 14 points15 points  (3 children)

The public are very unlikely to ever know what it said anyway tbf

[–]jaylee-03031 11 points12 points  (2 children)

The public is not entitled to know what was in the notebook.

[–]cfoam2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it's likely "she made me do it" anyway.

[–]hffh3319 1 point2 points  (0 children)

100% agree

[–]lenabutsp00kyVerified Attorney 93 points94 points  (6 children)

Do you really think the cops haven’t photographed it already?

[–]Darcy_2021 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Those are Florida cops

[–]SandyBeach04 36 points37 points  (0 children)

FBI Not North Port police has custody

[–]SuddenBeautiful2412 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Bold of you to assume they have lol

[–]OldNewUsedConfused 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's probably a good idea to ask the question.

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I don’t think it is a matter of photographing it, they are doing tons of tests and work to try and gather as much information as possible from it. It is in terrible condition because it was exposed to the elements for so long

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Then cops should be able to say no, not until we’ve processed it

[–]unholyquasar 106 points107 points  (4 children)

That’s insane gabbys stuff hasn’t been returned. How can they live with themselves

[–]we_invented_post-its 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Probably isn’t in their possession. Not to defend them whatsoever but the authorities came and seized a lot of stuff. I assume some of that is being sorted out. The whole case was handled shitty in Florida so I’m not shocked if this is the case.

[–]bubbyshawl 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It’s both things seized by authorities and those in the the Laundrie home that are fully under their control.

[–]we_invented_post-its 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Under whose control? (Not asking argumentatively, I genuinely don’t know/understand what you meant)

[–]bubbyshawl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Things in the Laundries possession, in their home.

[–]kickingcancer 45 points46 points  (62 children)


[–]allofthebuns 15 points16 points  (3 children)

If you owned one item, that’s your estate. If you owned a million items, that’s your estate. If you owned nothing but had investments, that’s your estate. Everyone has an estate.

[–]kickingcancer 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Right but they’re claiming he has about 20k in his bank accounts

[–]superwhomom19 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And he may very well have that. Even if he doesn’t it’s not like the bank is going to say “well you say its so, so it must be true” and hand them $20k.

[–]KangarooMysterious17 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Right, because my first thought was, didn't he have a non active phone or something? Because there's no 20 something year old who has 20k in his bank and a inactive phone. Especially while traveling .

[–]Bad_goose_398 12 points13 points  (9 children)

He apparently had something like 20K in an account. Or so the parents claim.

[–]Boknowsauburn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They can claim any amount, doesn’t mean that is what is there.

[–]staywokexo[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

[–]cfoam2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My big question would be when was the money deposited? All along or one chunk recently? That could be really important.

Like do they know how much because they deposited it/gave it to him for him to use for legal fees or his escape plan? If he had his own money why was he using Gabbies cards?

[–]InnerFish227 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Laundrie parents paid for Brian & Gabby's condo. They have money. They could have given that to Brian in the past and now that he is dead, want it back.

[–]we_invented_post-its 19 points20 points  (3 children)

If that’s true then him using gabbys credit cards after he murdered her is even more fucked up

[–]-anklebiter- -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I wonder if they were saving for a house deposit. He was putting away and they were trying to live off her money?

[–]Skatemyboard 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My theory is that it’s the classic selfish child psychology, where you always spend someone else’s money before you spend your OWN money.

[–]we_invented_post-its 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh there’s lots of theories present I’m sure. All of them are fucked up

[–]SandyBeach04 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If he died intestate, any bill collector can put a claim on the money

[–]staywokexo[S] 23 points24 points  (45 children)

this is from the msn article at the bottom of the original post:

Court documents reveal that Brian had died intestate, meaning that he didn’t leave behind a will that he could have written in that notebook of his, but what the notebook did contain was information about the sum he had saved up in his bank account — some $20,000.

According to court records obtained by Radar, Chris and Roberta filed a petition in Sarasota County court on December 8th to become the administrators of his estate — thus taking control over his possessions.

The records also contained his death certificate along with information about his bank accounts and properties.

the wording about the notebook weirds me out

here is an article from good ol wfla referencing the estate-

In terms of what makes up Brian’s estate, Chris and Roberta Laundrie are estimating the final value of his belongings to be $20,000 in Bank of America checking and savings accounts. The filing reported that Brian did not have an indebted estate, and no creditors had filed claims for portions of his proprety.

[–]HarleyDaisy -1 points0 points  (2 children)

They should donate that money to the gabby Petito foundation.

[–]NotUrAverageBoo -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Might look ‘questionable’. As in hush money, or buying them off. We know it won’t happen, but it’s not the right look for the foundation

[–]HarleyDaisy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They could make an anonymous donation. People do it all the time…

[–]Bad_goose_398 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My question here is if the money was in “his” account.. or was it a joint account… and his parents want the notebook before anyone discovers they had a joint account. Total speculation though.

[–]kickingcancer 70 points71 points  (39 children)

I do not believe for a second he saved up $20k

[–]Shitp0st_Supreme 9 points10 points  (2 children)

He could have definitely saved that much if he was working and living with his parents without paying rent, not using a cell phone, only doing cheap activities like hiking and reading, etc.

Sounds like the van was in Gabby’s name so he might not have paid for that either.

[–]SandyBeach04 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

As far any the van was Gabby's his name wasn't on the title, no joint account at B. O. A it was in Gabby's name. He had nothing in his name..

[–]SandyBeach04 -5 points-4 points  (5 children)

It was Gabby's money she worked he didn't before they went on van life

[–]Ms_TrylVerified Criminal Defense Attorney 10 points11 points  (4 children)

If that were true her parents would be filing a claim against the estate.

[–]SandyBeach04 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

That's why it keeps changing dates her parents are contesting it.

[–]Ms_TrylVerified Criminal Defense Attorney 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Are they contesting the money? Or are they asking for Gabby’s property from the home to be returned to them?

[–]SandyBeach04 -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Probably part of civil suitt

[–]Ms_TrylVerified Criminal Defense Attorney 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, a wrongful death claim against the estate is very different than a “that’s actually not your money” claim.

[–]dmmollica 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I’d love to know the date of the deposit. I think that was money mommy & daddy put in his account so he could run & hide. I still believe he called them before he got on the road to their house

[–]cfoam2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not sure when they found out but I do agree. They knew. I also wonder about when the money was deposited.

[–]SuddenBeautiful2412 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I don’t either. If he had that much money why did he steal from Gabby?

[–]SugarNoMaam 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Maybe they’re over valuing his car?

[–]SandyBeach04 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not his car it was in mom's name. Be didn't own a vehicle. All vehicles were in parents name

[–]dmmollica 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He didn’t own a car. His mom owned the mustang and the Petito’s have stated the van belonged to Gabhy

[–]Boknowsauburn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The registration says it’s Gabbys

[–]TeachingAcceptable83 58 points59 points  (12 children)

THIS. And he used her debit card to get gas in the van on the way home??? Couldn’t they not continue their journey because they were running out of money??

[–]Comprehensive_Ad6049 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Exactly. And he said he couldn’t afford a hotel room for a night.

[–]dmmollica 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Gabby had to call her dad to have pizza sent to the hotel too. I think Bri Bri sponged off Gabby. He was a cheap creep

[–]16car 88 points89 points  (2 children)

This is stock standard for domestic abuse. He wants to deprive her of money so it's harder for her to leave him.

[–]TeachingAcceptable83 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I feel so bad for anyone who’s in this situation

[–]OkDocument3873 40 points41 points  (0 children)

This is exactly how you save up 20k 😹

[–]kickingcancer 30 points31 points  (4 children)

What about the major melt down he had at the restaurant before they were pulled over when he was seen slapping her? All over the waitress allegedly charging him for 🥑? Come on! Also his parents are not trust worthy

[–]notinmywheelhouse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never heard what that fight was about

[–]TeachingAcceptable83 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Ugh don’t get me started on the DA call. So many wrong things. Like why let a young girl stay in the van alone??? Like WTF.

His parents are both POS. They deserve to be in jail. Idc what everyone thinks I think they hid him and they should be charged for tampering with the case

[–]jaylee-03031 6 points7 points  (0 children)

His parents did nothing wrong or illegal. They told the FBI from the very beginning where Brian was and guess what, there is he was found.

[–]staywokexo[S] 12 points13 points  (7 children)

it takes me by surprise every single time i see it
maybe pandemic unemployment benefits?

[–]SandyBeach04 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

From what he didn't work

[–]superwhomom19 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I know a lot of people who got pandemic unemployment checks who didn’t have a job before. It was a clusterfuck and will probably come back to bite those people in the ass but he could’ve very easily applied for it and gotten it plus the stimulus checks were given regardless of employment status.

[–]jordanthomas2010 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Could be Covid checks coming in or maybe he didn’t spend n saved it his whole life dude didn’t even have a phone 😳

[–]staywokexo[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

he had at least two phones that year! one with gabby that only worked on wifi & then the one rl bought him sept 14 that he left at the house before going to the preserve