Gabby Petito’s cause of death was ruled strangulation and the manner of death was homicide, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue announced Tuesday. She said the time of Petito’s death was approximately three to four weeks before his body was found on Sept. 19 in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. Today’s announcement follows a string of developments in this case. On September 22, the FBI in Denver confirmed that the remains found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest are those of Petito, a 22-year-old woman who went missing while hiking in the national park with her fiance Brian Laundry.
Petito and Laundry embarked on a cross-country trip, according to North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison, who referred to Laundry as Petito’s fiancé. They planned to travel the West Coast in Petit’s white Ford van and visit state and national parks across the western United States, Garrison said at a news briefing. She was excited to share her journey with her family and others on social media, she said. “He maintained regular contact with his family members during his travels; however, that contact stopped abruptly in late August,” the police chief added.
Gabby Petito Autopsy Report
A few weeks after Teton County Coroner Brent Blue ruled her a homicide and even narrowed the window for her death. She ruled that her body had been in the elements of Grand Teton National Park for three to four weeks. Retrieved September 19. But – there’s still a lot we don’t know. Chief among these questions: Who killed him? The only person of interest in the case at this point is her ex-fiancé, Brian Laundry, who has been on the run for about a month now.
This question is unanswerable at the moment, but others – especially those about autopsies – may have answers. That’s why on this week’s episode of The Debrief, investigative reporter Pei-Tse Cheng sat down with Professor Joseph Scott Morgan, a forensic expert and former medical examiner at Alabama’s Jacksonville State University.
What was Gabby Petito’s cause of death?
How did Gabby Petito die?
It’s been about a month since Gabby Petito’s remains were found at a campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. A preliminary autopsy confirmed her identity and ruled her death a homicide. And on Tuesday, the coroner said she died of strangulation. Teton County, Wyoming Coroner Dr. Brent Blue released Petito’s cause of death during a virtual press conference regarding the final autopsy report.
Dr. Blue said he was unable to disclose how he came to the conclusion that Gabby died of asphyxiation. Because Wyoming law prevents him from going into those details. He could not say whether the suffocation procedure was manual or whether an object was involved. In his statement, Dr. Blue was able to say that Petito’s remains were probably out three to four weeks before they were found. He said that the exact time of death cannot be determined in this case.
Gabby Petito’s autopsy shows she died by strangulation
Gabby Petito’s autopsy results are being released at a news conference nearly a month. After her body was found in Wyoming. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue announced that Petito’s cause of death was strangulation. “We hereby find the cause and manner of death to be strangulation.” He is believed to have died three to four weeks before his body was found.
The body of Petito, 22, was found Sept. 19 near an undeveloped camping area in remote northern Wyoming on the border of Grand Teton National Park. Blue previously classified Petito’s death as a homicide meaning she was killed by another person. But did not release how she was killed pending the results of a subsequent autopsy. Petito was on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend. She was reported missing by her parents on Sept. 11 after she didn’t answer calls and texts for days while the couple visited parks out west.