JACKSON, Wyo. — Remains found in Wyoming over the weekend have been confirmed to be those of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, the FBI announced Tuesday.
Dr. Brent Blue, the Teton County Coroner, performed the autopsy and ruled the initial determination for manner of death to be homicide, however the cause of death remains pending until the final autopsy.
"The FBI's commitment to justice is at the forefront of each and every investigation," said FBI Special Agent Michael Schneider in a statement. "The FBI and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring anyone responsible for or complicit in Ms. Petito's death is held accountable for their actions."
Brian Laundrie, Petito's boyfriend, was previously named a person of interest in the case, but has been missing for nearly a week after refusing to talk with authorities after returning home to Florida.
"Anyone with information concerning Mr. Laundrie's role in this matter or his current whereabouts should contact the FBI," added Schneider.
Petito's remains were discovered in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on Sunday after a multi-day search. She and Laundrie were on a road trip through Utah and other areas when she disappeared in August.
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results. pic.twitter.com/JoHenMZ9UU— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 21, 2021
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