Gabby Petito was STRANGLED to death

Gabby Petito was STRANGLED to death and her body had been outside in the Wyoming wilderness for ‘three to four weeks’ before it was discovered, autopsy finds: Hunt for fiance Brian Laundrie continues

  • Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue released the findings of Gabby Petito’s autopsy in a briefing Tuesday
  • Blue said the cause of death for the vlogger, 22, was strangulation and the manner of death was homicide
  • The coroner said he could not provide a specific date for when she was murdered, only that ‘the body was in the wilderness for three to four weeks’  
  • Petito was not pregnant at the time of her death, he said, following speculation on social media, but added that the New Yorker had been a victim of domestic violence  
  • Blue refused to reveal several details: if her body was buried or left in the open; whether any drugs were found in her system; whether other injuries were found on her body; or whether she died in the place she was found 
  • Petito’s body was discovered in a campsite close to the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, September 19 
  • The coroner also refused to be drawn into whether his findings pointed to Laundrie being the killer – before slipping up and describing Petito as a victim of ‘domestic violence’ 
  • Her body was found on September 19 at a campsite near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming 
  • The last reported sighting of Petito alive was on August 27 when witnesses said they saw the couple involved in a ‘commotion’ in a restaurant in Wyoming
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