Body found in Wyoming confirmed to be Gabrielle Petito

Petito's body was found on September 19 in Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – According to an FBI news release, the human remains found in Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest on September 19, have been confirmed to be the remains of Gabrielle Venora Petito.

To confirm the identity and cause of death, the remains were sent to the Teton County Coroner’s Office for forensic examination.

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue’s initial determination for manner of death is homicide, the cause of death is still unknown and is pending final autopsy results.

“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. 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,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider.

The FBI is currently seeking information from people who may have had contact with Ms. Petito or Mr. Laundrie from August 27-30, 2021 at Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area.


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