Gabby Petito's family reaches agreement with Brian Laundrie's parents

The young woman's disappearance was reported in September 2021 after several days without communication following a trip with her fiancé.

Gabby Petito's family has reached a settlement with Brian Laundrie's parents. The resolution came after the Petitos filed a civil lawsuit against Laundrie's parents claiming that the young man called them to tell them that Petito had "gone" and that he needed a lawyer three weeks before her remains were discovered.

Details of the agreement were not disclosed. However, Petito's family said they reached the deal after a long day of negotiations. "All parties reluctantly agreed to avoid greater legal expenses and prolonged personal conflicts," Petito's parents, Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt, said in the statement obtained by NBC.

"Our hope is to close this chapter of our lives to allow us to move on and continue to honor the legacy of our beautiful daughter, Gabby," they added.

The Petito family reported the disappearance of the young woman in September 2021 after several days without communication from her following a trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Her remains were found in Wyoming on Sept. 19, and it was determined that she died from strangulation .

Laundrie returned to his home in Florida and then disappeared for several weeks, until investigators discovered his remains. The coroner concluded that he had committed suicide. "Authorities said they found writings near his remains claiming responsibility for Petito's death," as reported by CNN.