The 22-year-old was last seen in Grand Teton National Park. The FBI announced the tragic discovery during a press conference on Sunday.
US law enforcement said human remains discovered near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming matched what description Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old lifestyle blogger who recently went missing during a road trip in a van with her fiancé, Brian Laundry.
The FBI announced the tragic discovery at a press conference Sunday afternoon, ending the multi-agency search efforts that have garnered attention nationwide.
“On behalf of FBI personnel and our associates, I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family,” said FBI agent Charles Jones. “As every parent can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
Jones said the cause of death was not yet known. He also said that officials have not fully identified the body, although he offered condolences to Petito’s family.
“Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100 percent that we have found Gabby. The cause of death is not yet known. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work through this process.” are,” Jones said.
Laundry’s family issued a statement later on Sunday, calling the news “heartbreaking”.
The body was found on Sunday near Grand Teton National Park, where Petito was last seen. search was first Reported by Fox News, citing a local coroner. Teton County Coroner Buzzfeed News also confirmed That a body was found in Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Petito was nearing the end of the “Van Life” cross-country road trip with laundry when she went missing. Her 23-year-old fiancée sparked speculation about her involvement in Pettito’s disappearance when he returned to his parents’ home in Florida without her on September 1.
Police said the laundry was unwilling to talk to investigators about Petito’s disappearance. he keeps Ever since he disappeared The FBI began investigating his whereabouts on Friday.