Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue wants to avoid all of the noise surrounding the Gabby Petito case.
Blue, a Wyoming coroner who announced Petito’s cause of death, recently told The Louisville Courier Journal that there is so much “hoopla” surrounding the Petito case.
- “The media has been somewhat of a circus because there’s so much sensationalism going on,” he told The Courier Journal. “But I’m just doing my job and keeping it very objective, very professional and trying to ignore the hoopla.”
On Tuesday, Blue held a press conference to reveal Gabby Petito’s cause of death for the young woman who went missing in September before her body was found outside a Wyoming national park. She had been traveling with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.
- Blue said Petito had been strangled about three to four weeks before her body was found on Sunday, Sept. 19, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
Reports surfaced earlier in the week that Blue would hold a press conference to share the autopsy report.
- The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Wyoming told NewsNation Now reporter Brian Entin that “this is not our press conference and our office is not commenting on the case,” meaning that the press conference was done without federal authorities or the FBI. So Blue acted alone.
- “There will not be an exact date of death on the death certificate,” Blue said.