Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie, referred to as a “person of interest” in the case, is still in the middle of a nationwide manhunt for him
One day after Gabby Petito’s cause of death was found by coroner Dr. Brent Blue was announced that her body was reportedly taken to a local morgue in Wyoming for cremation. According to the Teton County coroner, the 22-year-old vlogger who was killed died of manual strangulation or throttling. The approximate time of her death has been determined to be at least three to four weeks before her remains were discovered on September 19, 2021.
Meanwhile, Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie, referred to as a “person of interest” in the case, is still at large amid a nationwide manhunt for him. Internet detectives have previously discovered that Laundrie strangled Gabby, particularly after reports surfaced that she was a victim of domestic violence. However, the police cannot confirm Gabby Petito’s killer while Brian Laundrie is on the run.
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Gabby Petito’s father Joseph Petito reportedly traveled to Wyoming to collect her ashes. Her family had arranged a funeral and memorial service for her back in September, at which an empty urn was used as a keepsake. At this point, the FBI had not given her body to the family due to the ongoing autopsy. It is believed that the autopsy took much longer than usual as her body was recovered in a partially decomposed state.
The Teton County Coroner office eventually turned her body over to the local morgue, but no further details about it were released. Her father will collect her ashes and bring them back to Long Island, New York.
Gabby Petito’s family has also officially set up a charity foundation on their behalf to support the movement for their justice. The Gabby Petito Foundation was featured on social media on Sunday evening, October 3, 2021. Gabby’s parents had previously proposed the idea of a foundation to help families of missing people. The homepage of the website features an illustration of Gabby Petito with angel wings and a halo over her head, as she appears to be flying in the clouds with white doves.