A day after a Wyoming coroner announced that 22-year-old vlogger Gabby Petito died by strangulation, a former prosecutor opened up about the crime scene and what it shows.
Helicopters with KSL-TV flew above the area where searchers found Petito’s body on September 19 and reportedly spotted a pair of hiker’s boots beside her unburied body. A reporter with the outlet said Gabby’s body may have possibly been covered with a blanket.
“One of the things I’ve been seeing in this story is a history of these individuals getting into fights and she attacked him,” Salt Lake County prosecutor Kurt Morgan told KSL-TV. “I don’t see that here. All I see is one individual who suffered the damage and no evidence of injury created by her.”
Morgan added that the incident likely happened quickly.
“This was quick. This was not sitting here for five or six hours, trying to figure out how to conceal a crime,” he said, adding that authorities will need forensic evidence to put Gabby’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, at the crime scene.
Brian Laundrie is wanted on a felony warrant following the death of 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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[Feature Photo: Gabby Petito/Instagram]