In a Facebook post, Dr. Brent Blue wrote that he was resigning from St. John’s Health in Jackson, Wyoming, because he had used his personal computer while working at the medical facility.
“Unfortunately, St. John Health had told me I cannot use my personal computer at work even though other doctors do [sic] plus it is critical for my Coroner responsibilities,” Blue wrote in the post, adding, “They have essentially forced me to resign effective February 10 due to this prohibition.”
“I am prohibited by contract from saying anything derogatory about the hospital but you would think with all the recent publicity, they would have been honored to be associated with me. Nothing above is derogatory. It is just factual,” the post further reads.
Blue wrote that he would continue practicing medicine on a limited basis, although he offered few details about any future plans.
The resignation came just days after Blue released the autopsy results for Gabby Petito and had appeared on national media outlets talking about the case. Blue was elected the county’s coroner in 2014 and won re-election in 2018, according to the newspaper. His current term expires on January 1, 2023.
As CrimeOnline reported last week, Blue has a prior domestic violence arrest in which he was accused of shooting a gun at his then-wife’s car.
Authorities found Petito’s body on September 19 in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming, where she had been deceased for several weeks before being located. Before her death, Petito was traveling the country with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, but Laundrie returned to his home in Florida on September 1 alone.
Laundrie, a person of interest in Petito’s death, has been missing for more than a month, according to his parents.
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[Featured image: Brent Blue/Teton County Coroner’s Office]