Area where Gabby Petito body found is closed to the public

Authorities have closed off the area where the remains of a body matching the description of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, saying the area will be out of bounds to the general public until further notice.

In a statement by the FBI on Sunday, the authorities said they were closing off the “vicinity around the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area”.

Spread Creek is located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the east boundary of Grand Teton National Park.

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The agency has urged the public to maintain distance from all law enforcement officers and equipment and to respect the privacy of the Petito family.