Close to a month after Gabby Petito’s body was found and sent for investigation, the Teton County coroner has confirmed that she was strangled, in the autopsy report released yesterday. After the details of the report went public, two protestors seem to have reached Brian Laundrie’s parents, to confront them and ‘speak up.
According to Dr. Brent Blue, the coroner, Gabby Petito had been killed at least 3-4 weeks before her remains were found by the investigative authorities. No other details, except for the cause and manner of death, have been revealed as per Wyoming state law.
No additional charges have been added against Laundrie after Gabby Petito’s autopsy report has been revealed, while he remains a person of interest as the last person she was seen traveling with. The police manhunt for him was left unsuccessful after they searched a Florida nature reserve. Officials also believe there is only about a 50% chance that Brian Laundrie is still alive.
“Unfortunately, this is only one of many deaths around the country, of people who are involved in domestic violence,” Blue said. “And it’s unfortunate that these other deaths did not get as much coverage as this one.”
Gabby Petito, 22, and Brian Laundrie, 23, left for a road trip at the start of July, in Petito’s camper van. Around mid of August, they were stopped by Police in Moab, Utah due to what was reported as a physical dispute later, but no charges were filed at the time. Gabby Petito last contacted her parents in late August, and Brian Laundrie returned to his parent’s house, alone, on September 1. Her body was found near Spread Creek camping area Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming on September 19.