Gabby Petito's father said he is not focusing on what is inside Brian Laundrie’s notebook. Instead, he says he prefers to bring meaning to his 22-year-old daughter’s death by advocating against domestic violence. 

Petito was confirmed dead in September almost two weeks after being reported missing during a van trip with Laundrie, her longtime partner. Laundrie, 23, was identified as a person of interest in her death, which was confirmed to be a homicide by manual strangulation. Soon after the search for Petito commenced, Laundrie also went missing. His remains were found along with a notebook in a Florida preserve last week. 

In an interview with TMZ, Joe Petito said nothing that may be written in Laundrie’s notebook could bring his daughter back. Instead, he wants to see more resources made available to avoid another incident like what happened to his daughter and protect other domestic violence victims. 

Joe, 42, added that even if the police can salvage Laundrie’s notebook, whatever is in there will not explain how Gabby's death could have been avoided.

The latest in the case has been news that Laundrie's autopsy report came back inconclusive. His remains have been sent to an anthropologist "for further evaluation" to determine the manner and cause of his death.

Brian Laundrie Brian Laundrie in an image from a police bodycam released by the Moab City Police Department in Utah. Photo: Moab City Police Department / Handout