Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue, announced the autopsy results during a Zoom press conference on October 12th
A press conference on the cause of death of Gabby Petito on Tuesday October 12th revealed that the 22-year-old vlogger had been strangled. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue, announced the autopsy results during a press conference on Zoom. “In the way of death we find the cause and the way to cause death by strangulation, and the way is murder,” he said. Gabby Petito’s remains were found at a campsite near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on September 19 and a positive identification was made two days later. Her death has been classified as murder, but a cause has not yet been identified.
Dr. Blue did not give an exact date for Petito’s death. However, he stated that “the body was in the wild for three to four weeks” and that only an “approximate date” would be recorded on its death certificate. The coroner declined to provide any further details about any bruises or injuries found on Petito’s body. Nor did he comment on whether toxicological tests had found any drugs in their system.
The coroner declined to comment on whether his findings suggested Gabby’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, as the killer. “I cannot provide any information about any suspects as we are not involved in this part of the investigation. So who committed the murder really needs to be confirmed by law enforcement, ”he said. Dr. However, Blue interrupted speculation that Gabby Petito was pregnant by confirming that she wasn’t.
Gabby Petito was reported missing while driving overland with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, who on the 1st. Brian, who last saw her, refused to speak to authorities about her whereabouts. During the search for her boyfriend, Petito, Brian was identified as a “person of interest”. He was missing from his Florida home on September 14, days after Petito’s body was found in Wyoming. A manhunt for Laundrie is in full swing.