The body that authorities discovered in Wyoming belonged to GABBY Petito, her attorney said on September 21.
Following a cross-country road trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie, the 22-year-old had been missing for weeks.
Gabby Petito’s cause of death final Autopsy
According to Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue, Petito passed away as the consequence of a homicide on September 21, 2021.
The official autopsy report for Gabby was made public by Teton County on October 12, 2021, and it stated that strangulation was the cause of death.
After then, Special Agent Michael Schneider released a statement requesting that anyone with information regarding Laundrie’s whereabouts get in touch with them right away.
“The FBI’s commitment to justice is the forefront of each and every investigation,” Schneider said. “The FBI and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring anyone responsible for or complicit in Mr. Petito’s death is held accountable for their actions.”
“Mr. Brian Laundrie has been named a person of interest. Anyone with information concerning Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts should contact the FBI.”
Just a few days prior, Petito’s body was discovered in Wyoming.
While we wait for the results of the autopsy, a lawyer representing Petito’s family issued a brief statement to the media that same day.
“I want to personally thank the press and news media for giving the Petito and Schmidt family time to grieve,” lawyer Richard Stafford said. “We will be making a statement when Gabby is home. I will contact you to arrange a time and location.”
The Gabby Petito Foundation was established in Gabby’s memory by her family, according to a statement made on October 3, 2021.
“The Gabby Petito Foundation is up and running!,” a post on the foundation’s Twitter page read. “We have a lot of work to do, website is just starting out so be patient with us, we will get there. Thank you for all the support and love!”
The family then recited the line “She touched the world,” which Gabby’s father had first used in an Instagram post following the discovery of her remains at a campsite in Wyoming on September 19.
In the week since the family originally announced their desire to start a charity in Gabby’s honor at her funeral, a link to the foundation’s website was “under construction,” but it is now online.
Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiance, was he located?
Laundrie had hired a counsel but was not cooperating with the authorities when she returned home after the couple’s cross-country excursion on September 1.
The missing status of Laundrie was subsequently confirmed by his counsel on Friday, September 17.
The FBI examined his residence for information pertaining to the case and his whereabouts after finding Gabby’s body.
Laundrie’s belongings were discovered near Myakkahatchee Creek Park on October 20. A tent was erected at the Florida trail and the medical examiner was contacted. Laundrie allegedly frequented.
His remains were discovered during the search for Laundrie.
The announcement was made by the FBI, which stated that “on October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental data verified that the human remains located near the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie.”
The FBI issued a statement on January 21, 2022, regarding the inquiry into Brian’s notebook.
The public was notified by authorities that “After going over the notebook, it was discovered that Mr. Laundrie had made written claims of guilt over Ms. Petito’s demise.
By including: “There were multiple text exchanges between Mr. Laundrie’s phone and Ms. Petito’s phone that were discovered after Ms. Petito’s passing.
“The timing and content of these messages are indicative of Mr. Laundrie attempting to deceive law enforcement by giving the impression that Ms. Petito was still alive.”
What have Gabby Petito’s relatives stated regarding her passing?
In response to the announcement from the authorities, Petito’s father Joseph wrote a heartfelt homage to his daughter on Instagram.
“#gabbypetito she touched the world,” Joseph said beside a photo of Gabby posing in front of a painted-winged wall.
The remainder of Petito’s family has not yet spoken to the media about her passing.
However, their lawyer Richard Benson Stafford released a statement about Petito’s death, saying: “We are asking the press and news media to have some decorum and sensitivity for Gabby’s family and allow them to grieve.
“I will be in contact with you when Gabby’s family is ready to make a public statement.”
With a special note of appreciation for the Grand Teton Search and Rescue Team, Stafford praised the FBI, the Suffolk County Police Department, and the North Port Police Department.
“Your tireless work and determination helped bring Gabby home to her parents,” Stafford wrote. “The family and I will be forever grateful.”