Crime Gabby Petito's parents traveled to Wyoming for her remains
Gabby Petito Died from Strangulation, Medical Examiner Says
The 22-year-old woman's death was ruled a homicide last month following an autopsy by the Teton County Coroner's Office, but further findings were not revealed until TuesdayThe full autopsy results come more than three weeks after her body was found in Grand Teton National Park, ending a grueling search for the 22-year-old woman, whose mysterious disappearance during a road trip with her fiancé sparked nationwide conversation.
Gabby Petito's parents have traveled to Wyoming to bring her remains back to New York, a family representative said Wednesday, a day after a coroner announced the 22-year-old."
The Long Island woman's body wasat the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Bridger-Teton National Forest, and Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue had previously ruled her death .
Blue determined on Oct. 5 that Petito died of strangulation, but waited until Tuesday to release the results. Petito's body was released to Valley Mortuary in Jackson for cremation, Blue said Wednesday.
Gabby Petito: Authorities to provide more details on the final autopsy report, more than a month after she was reported missing
Gabby Petito's disappearance and death have sparked many questions and stoked national attention, and on Tuesday a piece of the mystery could be revealed as authorities are scheduled to provide an update on her final autopsy report. The Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue will discuss the ruling on 22-year-old Petito's autopsy at 12:30 pm local time (2:30 pm ET) and will follow up with a brief question-and-answer session, according to a news release from his office.
A nationwide manhunt for the woman's missing fiancé, Brian Laundrie — named a person of interest in the case — is ongoing.
Steven Bertolino, an attorney for Laundrie's family, reiterated Tuesday that Brian Laundrie is not a suspect in Petito's disappearance or death.
“Gabby Petito’s death at such a young age is a tragedy," Bertolino, said in a statement. "While Brian Laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to Gabby, Brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to Gabby Petito’s demise. At this time Brian is still missing, and when he is located we will address the pending fraud charge against him."
Petito's mother and stepfather visited a memorial to their daughter in Blue Point, New York, after the autopsy results were made public,. They did not speak to press, but her mother, Nichole Schmidt, texted a reporter that Bertolino's "words are garbage," referring to his statement.
Gabby Petito: A coroner has ruled she died by strangulation. But these questions are left unanswered
There is now a clearer picture of what happened to Gabby Petito after a coroner said Tuesday that she died by strangulation. But many questions remain unanswered. © Bradly J. Boner/Jackson Hole News & Guide/AP Teton County Coroner Brent Blue gives a press conference Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Jackson, Wyo., on the cause of death of Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito was strangled to death, Blue said. Petito had been on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. She was reported missing Sept.
Petito and Laundrie were on a cross-country road trip,, before he returned to his parents' home in North Port, Florida, arriving there Sept. 1 without his fiancée, .
The woman's family reported her missing Sept. 11, and Laundrie himself soon vanished.
Laundrie’s family told investigators he had gone hiking around Sept. 13 or Sept. 14 in the Carlton Reserve in Florida and never returned. Their story to investigators.
Law enforcement. An arrest warrant was issued for him after authorities said he without permission.
Also last month,from a witness who said he saw a man slap a woman and then saw a white Ford Transit van bearing a Florida license plate drive away.
The 911 call led Moab police to stop the van — driven by Laundrie, with Petito as a passenger — on Aug. 12.
Brian Laundrie 'Knows Everything' About Her Daughter's Death, Gabby Petito's Mother Says .
Petito's father said he believes his daughter's fiancé is still alive.Petito's mother, Nicole Schmidt, spoke recently with Fox News' Laura Ingle about Laundrie's disappearance as police continue to search for him in Florida's Carlton Reserve.