Today Dr. Brent Blue was the Teton County Wyoming Coroner and announced the final autopsy results of the body remains of Gabby Petito (22-years old, travel blogger, Instagram Influencer).
Petito’s body was discovered near Grand Teton National Park on September 19, after she went missing on a cross-country trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. On September 1, Laundrie returned to his home in Florida without Petito, and disappeared soon after Petito’s parents reported her missing. The FBI now considers Laundrie a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance and death, and a warrant is out for his recovery and arrest.
Dr. Blue confirmed that the cause of Petito’s death is homicide, and that the manner of death was strangulation. Dr. Blue explained that only information regarding the autopsy, other than the cause or manner of death, is permitted under Wyoming statute.
A Wyoming coroner on Tuesday said Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old travel blogger whose remains were recovered in September in a national park, died by strangulation.
Petito’s boyfriend and cross-country traveling companion, Brian Laundrie, has been named by investigators as a person of interest in her death and is the subject of a massive nationwide search being directed by the FBI.
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue told reporters Petito’s manner of death was homicide.
Her body was discovered on Sept. 19 in the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson.
Blue’s announcement comes amidst a nationwide search the FBI is leading for Laundrie, who drew suspicion after returning to his parents’ North Port, Florida, home on Sept. 1 without Petito but driving her van, authorities said.
From a reporter’s question during the press conference on the actual time of death, Dr. Blue delivered this stunning news: Petito’s actual “time of death” was Allow three to four weeksFrom the date her body was discovered on September 19, Petito had been dead by August 31, and Laundrie knew it when he arrived in Florida in September.
According to the Coroner, Gabby Petito may have died between 3 and 4 weeks before her body was discovered.
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) October 12, 2021
From another reporter’s question, Dr. Blue confirmed that Petito had been outside, in the wilderness, for those three to four weeks before her body was found. Dr. Blue revealed further that the law enforcement obtained DNA samples and other evidence in its investigation.
Petito is not currently pregnant according to Dr. Blue.