The body discovered at a Wyoming Campsite on Sunday is that of missing Gabby Petito, an autopsy confirmed.
The Teton County coroner in Wyoming confirmed the body is that of the 22-year-old blogger and initially determined her ‘manner of death was homicide.’
But Dr. Brent Blue, the coroner, hasn’t disclosed the cause of death ‘pending final autopsy results.’
The FBI Denver office said in a statement: “We extend sincere condolences to Gabby’s family, friends, and all the people whose lives she touched.”
FBI special agent in charge Michael Schneider said “the FBI and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring anyone responsible for or complicit in Ms. Petito’s death is held responsible for their actions.”
Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, said she last spoke to her daughter on August 25. However, the final two text messages she received from her daughter’s phone seemed odd and she became unsure if it was Gabby who sent them.
Petito’s boyfriend, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, has been named as the ‘person of interest’ but his whereabouts are still unknown.
Florida authorities are searching for Laundrie, hoping to unravel the mystery of Petito’s death.
Police and FBI agents searched for clues in North, Florida, home the couple had shared with Laundrie’s parents. Agents towed away a car and retrieved several boxes from the property.
“Anyone with information concerning Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts should contact the FBI,” Schneider said.
It was in July when Petito and Laundrie packed up a van and started a cross-country adventure. However, Laundrie returned to Florida alone on September 1.
10 days later, Petito’s parents filed a missing person report after not hearing from their daughter since late August.
Petito’s remains were found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest on Sunday.
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