Gabby Petito’s parents traveled to Wyoming on Wednesday, the day after a Wyoming coroner revealed how Petito died.
Per NBC News, Petito’s parents traveled to Wyoming so that they could bring her remains to New York.
On Tuesday, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said at a press conference that Petito died by strangulation about three to four weeks before her body was found on Sunday, Sept. 19, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
- Blue said Petito’s body had been in the wilderness during that time.
It’s unclear who might have strangled Petito, though. Blue said Wyoming law only permitted him to release the cause and manner of death.
- Blue was asked if Petito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, killed her. Blue said law enforcement can only give out that information.
There is an ongoing nationwide manhunt for Laundrie, who has been missing since Sept. 17. His family told authorities that Laundrie left his home on Monday, Sept. 13 (after originally saying he left on Tuesday, Sept. 14).
U.S. District Court of Wyoming has a federal arrest warrant out for Laundrie, saying he is wanted “use of unauthorized access device” related to activities after the death of Petito. Laundrie used Gabby Petito’s bank card three days after she was last known to be alive, according to her family’s lawyer, Richard Stafford, who spoke on the “Dr. Phil” show on CBS.
- “He ran, he stole her credit card, he used her credit card to get home, and then ran from the police,” Stafford said on the “Dr. Phil” show. “That’s going to show a lot what he was thinking back then.”