According to a Wyoming coroner, the body of 22-year-old Gabby Petito was in the wilderness for weeks before police found her.
During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Teton County Coroner, Dr. Blue, said Petito’s body was outside in the wilderness for three to four weeks. Blue declined to comment on the condition of her body, referring questions concerning anything other than the cause of death to the FBI. Blue added that he also couldn’t comment on the toxicology report and added that despite online rumors, Petito was not pregnant.
“Our initial determination is that the body was in the wilderness for three to four weeks,” Blue said.
The death certificate has not been completed at this time, but Blue added that the state of Wyoming can legally guesstimate dates. The exact day of death will likely be approximated, Blue said.
Autopsy results are not public knowledge, according to Blue, and he declined to say if Petito was strangled manually or if she was buried. He also declined to comment on whether Petito’s body showed signs of deterioration or of any wildlife attacks.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Laundrie is wanted on a felony warrant following the death of his girlfriend, Petito. Laundrie and Petito embarked on their cross-country trip in July, but by September 1, Laundrie returned to his parents’ North Port, Florida, home with Petito’s van, sans Petito.
On September 19, authorities found Gabby’s deceased body in a remote area at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.
Authorities issued a federal warrant for Laundrie for allegedly using a Capitol One Bank debit card without permission after Gabby passed away. Laundrie is said to have used the card between August 30 and September 1, “knowingly and with intent to defraud.”
Laundrie’s parents have insisted they have no clue where he is. They claimed he left their residence with a backpack on and headed to the Carlton Reserve on September 13. They reported him missing four days later.
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