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Possibility of Foul Play Behind Gabby Petito’s Cause of Death

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Mixed rumors are following Gabby Petito’s cause of death since her dead body was discovered Sunday (September 19, 2021) in a national forest in Teton County, Wyoming, days after missing.

According to the FBI, the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds to see the 22-year-old had been missing for weeks after her fiancé Brian Laundrie came back home without her through a cross-country road trip.

Soon after death news was announced, the FBI and National Park Services stated they were scheduled to make a statement about the search as well as related information; However, a full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm the identity; Petito’s family has been notified of the discovery, the FBI told. 

Then in a press conference at 6 pm, they confirmed finding remains that match Petito’s identity after they informed Petito’s family of their discovery. An FBI spokesperson requested for the public to send Petito’s family their thoughts in this hard situation.

“I would like to extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family,” an FBI supervisor stated. “As every parent can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. We ask that you all respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of their daughter.”

An undeveloped camping area on the east side of Grand Teton bordering national forest land is going to remain shut down until the next notice while the investigation is ongoing.


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Did a Foul Play Become Gabby Petito’s Cause of Death?

Although according to FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones, Gabby Petito’s cause of death has not yet been determined, some claim she was killed in a foul play. In such cases, there are always many controversial possibilities. Some say about overdose, and many believe she was kidnapped then killed.

US day News does not confirm any rumors, but our team is trying to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.


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An attorney and spokesman for the Petito family could not be reached for comment at this time.

Investigators are reportedly still seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed Petito or Brian Laundrie around some camping sites on Grand Teton National Park’s eastern boundary, the same site that was the subject of law enforcement search efforts through the weekend.


Police Suspect Gabby’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie

Petito and her boyfriend, Laundrie, started a cross-country trek in a converted van to visit national parks in the U.S. West in July, but Laundrie was alone when he drove the van back to his parent’s home in North Port, Florida, on September 1.

The information of when he came back is unknown, and he was also reported missing Friday evening; Based on his family’s report, Laundrie was not speaking about what occurred.

“It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby’s disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime,” North Port police stated in a comment. It continued that the investigation is now a “multiple missing person” case.

Mixed rumors are following Gabby Petito's cause of death since her dead body was discovered Sunday
Image source: New York Post

Detectives have opened an investigation into the case of Petito, and police have revealed he is now a “person of interest.” He was last seen Tuesday by family members in Florida.

As of September 18, 2021, police have released false reports that Laundrie has been discovered as the search for his whereabouts continues. On Saturday, the North Port police department tweeted a pic of officers at Carlton Reserve, writing: “The North Port Police Department, FBI, and agency partners are currently searching for the vast Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie.”

On Sunday over 50, law enforcement officers kicked off a second day of searching in a vast wildlife area near the Gulf Coast for the 23-year-old man. The search continued at the more than 24 thousand-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida, a wildlife area with over 100 miles of trails, as well as campgrounds.

North Port Police, unfortunately, announced at approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday the search of the Carlton had ended for the evening, and it had nothing to report. “His family says they believe he entered the area earlier this week. More details when available.”

Mixed rumors are following Gabby Petito's cause of death since her dead body was discovered Sunday
Image source: New York Post

FBI representatives tweeted that they were concentrating on the camping zone. They asked anybody who had been there between Aug. 27 and 30 and had witnessed Petito, Laundrie, or their vehicle, to contact them.


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