Brian Laundrie’s parents are making moves to take control of his estate only weeks after his remains were found inside Florida’s Carlton Reserve.
According to court records obtained by Radar, Chris and Roberta filed a petition in Sarasota County court on December 8. The couple are asking to become administrators of his estate.
The filing is needed before Brian’s parents can get their hands on any of his assets left behind. The records show they submitted Brian’s death certificate in court along with information about his bank accounts and property.
In the court filing, Chris and Roberta said Brian left behind a Bank of America bank account that had $20,000 in checking/savings. He was apparently debt-free at the time of his death. The parents seek to divide their son's estate.
Once the judge signs off on the petition, Brian's parents can access the money and take control of his accounts.
A hearing has been set for next month.
Brian was the only person of interest in his girlfriend Gabby Petito's murder when he shot himself in the head.
In July, Brian and Gabby left for a two-month road trip and were set to return in September.
The only problem was Brian returned home without Gabby and refused to speak to authorities. A couple of days later, Brian went missing after telling his parents he was going for a hike.
They reported him missing right around the time Gabby's remains were found inside Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
The Medical Examiner determined her cause of death was strangulation.
Chris and Roberta have kept a low profile since their son's remains were found. They have refused to speak to the media and only talk through their attorney.