A cross made of rocks, which may be a makeshift memorial, was reportedly found on Monday in Wyoming near where a body matching the description Gabby Petito was recovered on Sunday.
Petito, 22, was reportedly discovered in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Investigators left the scene on Monday, and KSTU reported that the apparent memorial was located in the vicinity of where the body was found a day earlier.
It remains unclear who created the makeshift memorial.
We have found what appears to be a memorial in the area where law enforcement searched for and eventually found the remains of who law enforcement believes to be #GabbyPetito @fox13 This is in the area of Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area pic.twitter.com/QLKgNJNFyn
— Sydney Glenn (@SydneyGlennTV) September 21, 2021
Petito vanished late last month during a cross-country trip with boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23. The pair reportedly embarked across the country in a converted camper van, stopping at national parks in Utah and Colorado along the way.
Petito was last seen at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Laundrie allegedly drove back to Florida — without his girlfriend — and parked the camper van in his parents’ driveway.
Laundrie, who has been deemed a person of interest, remains unaccounted for since reportedly leaving his family home on Tuesday. He was believed to have gone to the Carlton Reserve, a 24,000-acre preserve in Sarasota County, but initial efforts to find him were unsuccessful. North Port police confirmed on Tuesday that they are reconvening their search for Laundrie at the preserve.
A full forensic identification of the body discovered at Grand Teton is pending. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
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[Featured image: KSTU video screengrab; Instagram]