The FBI on Tuesday confirmed the dead body found in a “very remote” area in the Grand Teton National Park on Sunday is indeed 22-year-old Gabby Petito.
The manner of death was ruled a homicide, however the cause of death nor the full autopsy report have been released.
“Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results,” the FBI said Tuesday afternoon.
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results. pic.twitter.com/JoHenMZ9UU
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 21, 2021
Petito and her fiancé, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, were on a cross-country trip from New York to Oregon when 22-year-old Gabby disappeared.
A witness tipped off law enforcement and said they saw the white 2012 Ford Transit the two were traveling in near Spread Creek on August 27.
Petito’s family reported Gabby missing on September 11, a couple weeks after she last spoke with her mom.
In a bizarre twist, police body cam footage from August 12 released showed Gabby Petito crying over a fight she had with Laundrie shortly before she disappeared.
Brian Laundrie is currently on the run and has seemingly disappeared.
The FBI raided Laundrie’s parent’s home this week.
The manhunt for Laundrie in Florida’s wildlife refuge continued on Tuesday:
STILL NO SIGN OF BRIAN: Authorities describe 'difficult' terrain in massive Florida wildlife refuge as hunt for fiancé turns to ATVs, drones and K9s. https://t.co/cODuiKS7eB pic.twitter.com/wLbyg2w9Ju
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 21, 2021