The case of 22-year-old Gabby Petito took a dramatic turn on September 19, Sunday, when the case investigators found human remains while probing – officials overseeing the case are still trying to figure out what happened.
Wyoming, Teton County, and Coroner Dr. Brent Blue revealed to CNN that an autopsy for the dead body had been scheduled for Tuesday. Officials would figure out the identity through personal identification, DNA and photographs of Petito.
As per reports revealed from BBC, Petito had been on tour with her fiancé Brian Laundrie as they were on a road trip to western states. On September 1, Brian Laundrie returned home to North Port Florida. Allegedly, when he came back home, he was not with Petito.
On September 11, Petito’s family reported her missing – police said.
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The officials found the human remains when they searched the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Bridger-Teton National Forest, which resides on the eastern corner of Grand Teton National Park – reports said on Sunday.
Wyoming’s FBI supervisory senior agent, Charles Jones said, “Petito’s family has been informed regarding the findings; however, a thorough identification test is due to confirm her identity.”
He further said the investigation is still going on as the authorities need to determine the cause of death.
During a news conference held on September 19, Sunday, Jones said, the officials over at BBC, haven’t seen Petitio or her fiancé Laundrie; if anybody has seen the vehicle in which they had been traveling in, to report it to the police. The authorities have closed the Spread Creek Campsite from public access until further notice.
On Sunday, Petito’s father posted a tweet saying, “She touched the world.”
Petito’s case attorney, Richard Stafford, said in a statement asked to give some time to the deceased’s family and said “I will be in contact with you when Gabby’s family is ready to make a public statement.”
Laundrie’s family is “heartbroken” regarding the discovery of the remains in Wyoming.
His attorney, Steven Bertolino, said in a statement, “The Laundrie family prays for Gabby and her family,”
Florida’s state police are currently looking out for Laundrie as his family said he had been out since last Tuesday. Allegedly, his parents have no idea on his whereabouts. The search effort included the use of bloodhounds and drones who used articles of Laundrie’s clothing taken from his home in order to get his scent, Taylor said in a conference at the search area.