KEY POINTS

  • A suicide note online trolls claimed was written by Brian Laundrie has circulated on TikTok and YouTube
  • Social media users questioned the note's authenticity as trolls claimed it came from Laundrie's notebook
  • Authorities are still salvaging Laundrie's notebook and have yet to release any of its contents

A fake suicide note purportedly written by Brian Laundrie has circulated online following the discovery of the 23-year-old fugitive's skeletal remains and belongings at a North Port, Florida, park last week.

The handwritten letter addressed to "Mom & Dad" claimed to be from Laundrie's notebook, which was found Wednesday near the Florida native's dead body at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, near the Calton Reserve, along with his backpack, reported The Sun, which shared a copy of the note.

"I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for everything that has happened. I never intended for any of this," read the note dated Sept. 18, which has been shared on TikTok and YouTube.

Social media users, however, were quick to question the note's authenticity and slammed trolls for "finding humor in other people's grief," according to the report.

"This can't be real, sorry," one person was quoted as saying.

Other social media users also noted that authorities are still processing and salvaging Laundrie's notebook, which was wet as the area where his body and possessions were found was previously submerged in water. Additionally, the contents of the notebook have yet to be released.

An unnamed source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN the notebook was clearly wet when it was found outside a dry bag, but it is "possibly salvageable."

"They are going to use any potential means to dry that out before opening it," the source said. "They'll be very careful with it."

The notebook could help shed light on Laundrie's death and contain information regarding his final days with his 22-year-old fiancée, Gabriel "Gabby" Petito.

The couple went on a months-long van trip across the country before Laundrie returned to his Florida home alone on Sept. 1.

Petito, of Long Island, New York, was reported missing by her parents on Sept. 11 — two days before Laundrie left his parents' North Port home to go hiking "in a bad state of mind." Authorities later found Petito’s remains at a Wyoming national park on Sept. 19.

Laundrie was the sole person of interest in his fiancée's disappearance and death, and an arrest warrant for fraud-related charges was issued against him prior to the discovery of his body.

No funeral will be held for Laundrie after autopsy results came back inconclusive and no manner or cause of death was determined, his family's attorney Steven Bertolini said Sunday.

Laundrie's partial remains, which have been sent to an anthropologist for further analysis, will reportedly be cremated.

Law enforcement agencies during the search of the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve for Brian Laundrie Law enforcement agencies during the search of the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve for Brian Laundrie Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Octavio JONES