Photo: Gabby Petito’s Instagram
The body discovered in a Wyoming forest is that of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who has been missing since the beginning of the month. The death is considered homicide, but the final results of the autopsy are pending to certify the cause of death.
The last: Attorney Richard Benson Stafford, who represents Petito’s family, said the family will make a statement about the case “when Gabby is home.” Brent Blue, the Teton County Coroner, performed the autopsy Tuesday after investigators discovered the body inside Grand Teton National Park.
- The Denver FBI asked anyone who was in the area between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30 to contact investigators.
- Agents are searching for Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie on the Carlton reservation in Florida a week after his family said they had last seen him.
- Law enforcement officers searched his home for eight hours on Monday, questioned his parents, and collected evidence that could tell them what happened to Petito.
What do they say? “Mr. Brian Laundrie is considered a person of interest. Anyone with information about his role in this matter or his current whereabouts should contact the FBI, ”federal authorities said.
- “The FBI and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring that anyone responsible or complicit in Ms. Petito’s death is held accountable for their actions,” the FBI in Denver said in a statement Tuesday.
- An attorney for Laundrie’s family issued a brief statement Tuesday in response to the news: “May Gabby rest in peace.”
- “(The) first word that came to mind was ‘coward,’ to be honest,” Petito’s friend Rose Davis told CBS News of the fiancé.
Main source of the news: CBS News