Gabby Petito

Coroner to Give Press Conference on Gabby Petito Autopsy Results, May Reveal Cause of Death

The Wyoming medical examiner who performed Gabby Petito’s autopsy will hold a press conference Tuesday.

As WFLA reports, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue is expected to discuss Petito’s autopsy at the press conference, scheduled for 12:30 MT/2:30 ET. As previously reported, the medical examiner determined that Petito died of a homicide but has not yet released the specific cause of death.

Petito disappeared in August while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, who himself vanished three days after Petito’s family reported her missing. Authorities have been searching for Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida, where Laundrie’s parents have claimed he was going when they last saw him. Laundrie had returned to his Florida home without Petito on September 1.

As the WFLA report notes, the coroner has not yet confirmed a full forensic identification, though authorities appeared certain that it was Petito’s body found in Bridger-Teton National Forest on September 19, and her family has since held a memorial service for her.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates as this story continues to develop.

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