To announce his findings, the Wyoming coroner who conducted the autopsy of Gabby Petito, 22, will hold a press conferment on Tuesday afternoon.
The autopsy results will be discussed by Dr. Brent Blue, Teton County coroner.
Petito’s corpse was discovered by search teams in the vicinity of Grand Teton National Park, Sept. 19. Blue’s office confirmed Petito was dead and classified it as a homicide two days later.
Eight days of searching for Petito’s remains ended with the discovery of her remains. Her family reported Petito missing on Sept. 11, ten days after her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, returned home from a months-long cross-country road trip without her.
On July 2, the couple set off on a nomadic road trip in a converted campervan. They stopped in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 6, before moving to Utah for several more weeks. Petito also shared her journey on social media and in a blog.
After receiving reports of a physical altercation, the Moab Police Department said that officers found Petito and Laundrie near Arches National Park on Aug. 12. Petito stated that she had been fighting all morning with Laundrie and Laundrie had visible scratch marks on his skin. Officers decided not to bring charges against Petito after she and Laundrie agreed to spend the night at separate locations.
Petito’s family claims that she last spoke to them on Aug. 25, while Petito claimed she was in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Laundrie returned to Florida on Sept. 1 in the van, without Petito. Laundrie declined to speak with authorities, even though Petito’s relatives filed a missing persons report.
Police in Florida stated that they had lost contact with Laundrie days before Petito was found by search teams. Initial authorities had planned to search for Laundrie in a Florida nature preserve, but they have changed their minds. scaled back that searchIn favor of an intelligence-based approach
Federal authorities issued an arrest warrantLaundrie alleged that he illegally used his bank card between August 30 and September 1. Petito’s death has not brought him to justice, but he remains “person of interest”.