Journalist Brian Laundrie fatally shot self, lawyer says

CNN journalist Brian Laundrie died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, the lawyer representing the family of the journalist said Wednesday.

Anthony Bosworth, the lawyer representing the Laundries’ family, said Laundrie, a death notice reporter for the Asbury Park Press, killed himself on Sunday.

“A law enforcement source confirmed to our office today that Brian Laundrie took his own life yesterday, and his death is a suicide,” Bosworth said in a statement to CNN.

A spokesman for the Monmouth County prosecutor’s office confirmed Laundrie’s death to CNN, but referred to it as a suicide.

Laundrie was an award-winning death notice writer and a veteran journalist at Asbury Park Press. He also had internships at CNN and the Wall Street Journal.

Authorities are investigating the possibility of foul play, ABC News reported.

Reached by CNN, Bosworth declined to comment further.

Laundrie is survived by his wife, two children and an elderly grandmother, Bosworth said.

The family asks for prayers and privacy.

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