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Wyoming coroner confirms Gabby Petito’s body was found and she died of homicide

YouTuber Gabby Petito’s death has been ruled a homicide,

Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer near the entrance to Arches National Park.
This police camera video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. Petito’s body hs been found in Wyoming.
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The FBI confirmed Tuesday that the body of Gabby Petito has been found.

  • An analysis of the body, which was found Sunday in Wyoming, was scheduled for Tuesday.

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed that the remains were Petito, who has born March 19, 1999. Per News Nation, Blue said the death was a homicide. But the cause of death has yet to be determined.

  • “Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results,” the FBI said in a tweet.

Michael Schneider, an FBI Denver special agent, released a statement about the finding:

  • “The FBI’s commitment to justice is at the forefront of each and every investigation,” he said. “The FBI and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring anyone responsible for or complicit in Ms. Petito’s death is held accountable for their actions.”

Petito, 22, was reported missing on Sept. 11. She and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, left on a cross-country road trip in July. Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 without Petito.

The FBI in Denver said Sunday that authorities had found human remains in Wyoming that were consistent with the description of Petito.

  • “Earlier today, human remains were discovered consistent with the description of Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito,” said FBI Supervisory Agent Charles Jones at a press conference Sunday.

Laundrie remains missing. North Port police said the FBI and police officials are looking for Laundrie at the Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre park, in Sarasota County, Florida.