On Tuesday, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed that the human emains found within the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming belong to 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who had been lacking because the finish of August.
In a information launch tweeted on Tuesday, FBI Denver stated that the coroner has ruled the way of death to be homicide. A reason behind death might be issued pending last post-mortem outcomes.
“The FBI’s commitment to justice is at the forefront of each and every investigation,” stated FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “The FBI and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring anyone responsible for pr complicit in Ms. Petito’s death is held accountable for their actions.
“Mr. Brian Laundrie has been named a particular person of curiosity. Anyone with data regarding Mr. Laundrie’s position on this matter or his present whereabouts ought to contact the FBI,” Schneider added.
The FBI is also searching for anyone who may have camped in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area, may have had contact with Petito or Laundrie, or may have seen their vehicle between the dates of Aug. 27 and Aug. 30.
Petito had been missing since late August. On Sept. 1, Laundrie returned to North Port, Florida in their van without Petito.
Petito’s family filed a missing person’s report on Sept. 11, after Laundrie refused to talk to her family or authorities about the incident.
Last week, Laundrie’s family reported that Laundrie went missing on Tuesday, with police searching the Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Florida area for him. His whereabouts is still unknown. Petito’s family claims he is “hiding,” not missing.
On Monday, FBI agents showed up at the Laundrie residence with a search warrant, placing Laundrie’s parents in a van while they carried out their search warrant.
It was revealed on Monday that on Aug. 12, a 911 caller reported a “home dispute” between Laundrie and Petito in Moab, Utah, who told a dispatcher that “the gentleman was slapping the woman” and hitting her.
The audio of the call, obtained by Fox News, contradicts what police wrote in their report that day.
“The driver of the van, a male, had some kind of argument with the feminine, Gabbie,” a responding officer wrote in a police report, citing conversations he had with Petito, Laundrie, and the witness. A responding officer first wrote that he believes “it was reported the male had been noticed to have assaulted the feminine,” but later wrote that “nobody reported that the male struck the feminine.”
One of the responding officers said the incident can be “extra precisely categorized as a psychological/emotional well being ‘break’ than a home assault,” and that “no vital accidents” were reported.