uring a press conference held on Tuesday, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the death of Gabby Petito, who had been missing for around three to four weeks.
Whether or not Brian Laundrie, Blue’s ex-boyfriend, was involved is a matter of speculation. “We just have to deal with the manner and cause of death,” he explained. “Law enforcement will have to determine who committed the homicide.”
Only the mode of death, homicide, and cause of death, strangulation, would be made public, according to him. As early as the 21st of September, Blue determined the death to be the result of a homicide.
The reason of death needed to be investigated because nothing was evident in a case like this.
The thoroughness of the investigation, according to the Wyoming coroner, took weeks to complete and present the final report. In addition to the CAT scan and toxicological testing, a forensic pathologist and anthropologist were called in, according to Blue. They also ran a total body MRI.
Blue said that Petito was not pregnant at the time of her death, but she refused to answer any more questions from the media. The only thing he could say about Petito’s state of preservation was that she spent three to four weeks out in the bush before she was found.
The Brian Laundrie disappearance and search timeline in the case of Gabby Petito
This matter is gaining a lot of online and media attention, he added. A tragedy that doesn’t get nearly the attention as this one, he remarked.
An attorney for the Laundrie family has called Gabby Petito’s death “a tragedy” at such a young age, according to a statement to NewsNation. Despite the fact that Brian Laundrie has been charged with using Gabby Petito’s debit card without her permission, Brian is simply a person of interest in the death of Gabby. Brian is still missing at this moment; when he is found, the outstanding fraud accusation against him will be addressed.
Petito went missing while traveling cross-country in a converted camper van with her lover, Brian Laundrie. Travelogues and photos were shared widely until the vacation came to an end, purportedly in Wyoming. Their journey, which began in July, was chronicled in part on the YouTube Vlog “VAN LIFE.”
A few days after she stopped returning phone calls and texts, Petito, 22, went missing and was reported missing by her parents on the morning of September 11. The body of Petito was discovered outside Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on September 19th.
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Since officials are still looking for Petito’s lover, it’s been weeks since any fresh information has come in on the case. When Brian Laundrie’s parents last saw him, they claim it was on September 13 when he drove to a 24,000-acre Florida preserve in the family’s vehicle. On the 17th of September, his whereabouts were reported.
Despite combing the Carlton Reserve for nearly a month, authorities have yet to locate him or even say they’ve unearthed any information about his whereabouts.
According to North Port Police Officer Josh Taylor, “We need to discover something.” he told NewsNationNow.com on Friday. “I don’t know why this is getting so much attention. This case will never be a cold case, in my opinion. We will not give up on this investigation. We could spend a long time searching the Carlton Reserve and surrounding areas.”
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A warrant has been issued for Laundrie’s arrest by the FBI. A warrant has been issued for his arrest on suspicion of “use of an illegal access device” in connection with his activities after Petito’s death. The FBI claims he accessed two bank accounts between August 30 and September 1 using a debit card and PIN.
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