Crime Watch Live: Gabby Petito Autopsy Result Press Conference
Gabby Petito's Father Says His Late Daughter Is 'Already Saving Lives': 'So Many Stories'
Joe Petito said his late daughter has given others the courage to leave toxic relationships in an emotional message shared on social media Petito's finacé Brian Laundrie is now wanted in connection with Gabby's disappearance. The 23-year-old was initially identified as a person of interest, but refused to offer details to investigators about his fiancée's whereabouts. Laundrie has since gone missing, leading to a massive manhunt. Much of the search has been largely centered near his parents' home in North Port, Fla.
Authorities are set to reveal how Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, 22, died. They previously announced the “initial determination” was homicide but did not reveal the cause and manner of death. Meanwhile, police are still looking for her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, who cops say returned to Florida alone while she was missing. Investigators found Petito’s remains in Teton County, Wyoming.
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“Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999,” FBI Denver wrote inon Sept. 21. “Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results.”
Brian Laundrie's sister says she does not know where he is, and 'I'd turn him in'
The sister of Brian Laundrie has doubled down on her assertion she has no idea where he is, as authorities search for him after the death of his fiancée, Gabby Petito. © from ABC "No, I do not know where Brian is. ... I'd turn him in," Cassie Laundrie said in an exclusive interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Tuesday. Cassie Laundrie said if she could talk to her brother, she would tell him to come forward. "I worry about him. I hope he's OK, and then I am angry and don't know what to think. ... I would tell my brother to just come forward and get us out of this horrible mess," she said.
Petito and Laundrie had gone on a cross-country trip, but a Aug. 12 police call in Moab, Utah, belied their. A witness told . Cops determined the couple had been in a fight and Petito struck first, but they considered this (Laundrie said he only pushed her). Officers had the couple split up for the night, but experts who saw the body cam video that .
Laundrie has only been charged in federal court with illegally using Petito’s debit card.
Petito’s family said they last communicated with her in late August. They called in a missing person report on Sept. 11. She was believed to be in Grand Teton National Park. Laundrie quickly ended up as a person of interest, with cops in his city of North Port, Florida, saying he returned there on Sept. 1, ten days before Petito’s family reported her missing. According to cops, a Laundrie family attorney said relatives had not seen him since the previous Tuesday on Sept. 14, but they shifted this timeline to be a day earlier.
Newly Abandoned Campsite Discovered in Florida Reserve as Father Joins Search for Brian Laundrie
"Chris Laundrie is assisting Law Enforcement today in the search for Brian," according to attorney Steven Bertolino An unnamed source with ties to the investigation told CNN about the discovery of traces of a campsite inside the Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre nature preserve consisting primarily of swampy wetlands. The source did not say when the campsite was located, or whether authorities believe the site may have been used by Laundrie. The missing man has not been seen since Sept. 13, when he allegedly told his parents he was headed to the reserve to hike.
“The Laundries were basing the date Brian left on their recollection of certain events,” the Laundrie family’s attorney Steve Bertolino told. “Upon further communication with the FBI and confirmation of the Mustang being at the Laundrie residence on Wednesday, Sept. 15, we now believe the day Brian left to hike in the preserve was Monday, Sept. 13.”
Adam Klasfeld contributed to this report.
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Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found .
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laudrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip, an attorney said Friday. “I was informed by law enforcement yesterday that perhaps by mid-day today we’d have some more information," the Laundries' attorney Steve Bertolino told ABC's“I was informed by law enforcement yesterday that perhaps by mid-day today we’d have some more information," the Laundries' attorney Steve Bertolino told ABC's “Good Morning America" on Friday.