According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the forensic coroner identified the body of a young woman found in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, as the body of the 22-year-old blogger and traveler Gabby Petito. The search for her partner, 23-year-old Brian Landry, continues.
Petito was declared a murder victim by Teton County Coroner Brent Blue, but did not reveal the exact cause of death until the autopsy was completed.
The body was found last Sunday at a campsite on the east side of Grand Teton National Park.
Petito went missing while traveling around the country with her partner. In July, they traveled west in a van from Florida to visit national parks in that part of the United States. Petito regularly posted photos from the expedition on social networks, most recently on August 25. At the end of August, she also contacted her family for the last time.
On September 1, Landry himself returned to his Florida home in his friend’s van. The man who hired a lawyer and refused to speak to the police disappeared without a trace a few days later. His family reported him missing last Friday.
Florida police have begun searching for a laundry facility, which is currently focused on the Carlton Wildlife Sanctuary in the North Port area of Sarasota on Florida’s west coast.
Gabby’s family notified the police that she was missing on September 11th. The authorities then began a large-scale search, focusing on the Grand Teton National Park, from where the young woman was to contact her loved ones for the last time.
The case of the blogger’s death and an explanation of her partner’s role in this tragedy is being tracked and widely reported in the American media.