She was last seen on August 12, and her fiancé reappeared alone on September 1 – whereupon Gabby Petito’s parents immediately filed a missing person report. Now a body has been found in Wyoming (USA) exactly where Gabby (22) was searched, reports “Fox News“.
And according to the authorities, the body discovered on Sunday is probably Gabby Petito. The human remains found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest match the description of the missing 22-year-old, investigators said.
The cause of death is not yet clear, said senior official Charles Jones. “Full forensic identification has not yet been completed to 100 percent confirm that we have found Gabby, but her family has been notified,” said Jones. “This is an incredibly difficult time for her family and friends.”
Investigators are now looking for leads from people who have seen Petito or her fiancé near some campsites on the eastern border of Grand Teton National Park.
Attorney Richard Benson Stafford said the family would make a public statement at a later date and thanked the FBI and other agencies involved in the search for Gabby Petito. “The family and I will be forever grateful,” Stafford said in a statement.
To the background: Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito (22) and her fiancé Brian Laundrie (23) set out on a road trip across the USA in a converted Ford Transit in Long Island (US east coast) in July. But this trip is now part of a gruesome FBI crime.
Because the couple never arrived at their destination, the US state of Oregon on the west coast. Instead, Laundrie showed up alone in Florida – no trace of Gabby. Her parents have been desperately looking for her ever since. And Laundrie is silent.
A short time later he also disappeared! He was last seen by his family on Tuesday, the Florida police said. In a statement by the North Port police on Friday evening: “We want to make it clear that Brian is an important witness for us in the Gabbie missing person. He is not wanted for a crime. For us this is just a case with several missing persons. “
Laundrie’s family had not cooperated with the investigative authorities for days either, and they only contacted the officers on Friday evening.
“We can understand the frustration of the public, we are also frustrated,” said the investigators. Again and again she and the parents of the missing Petito appealed to the friend and his family to speak up.