Gabby Petito’s cause of death has finally been determined by the coroner: a death by strangulation, according to reports made by TMZ.
Gabby Petito disappeared in late August of this year. She had been on a trip across America with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. It was a few weeks later that Laundrie drove their van home alone from Wyoming to Florida, gabby nowhere in sight. He mysteriously did not answer any questions to why he was alone and without his fiancé.
It was soon after that her remains were found at Bridger–Teton National Forest in Wyoming. The authorities then labeled her death a homicide.
It was reported that while on the trip, the couple had many disputes which were well documented on social media and collected from police body cam footage recovered. Reports stated that he had been seen slapping Petito at one point during the trip—witnesses also corroborated this.
Authorities tried reaching out to Brian Laundrie once he was desired as person of interest in the case, authorities were told by his parents that he had gone hiking as of September 14th and had been missing ever since.
The authorities then issued a warrant out for Brian Laundrie’s arrest, as he had used a credit card that did not belong to him, the FBI doing so on charges of credit card fraud, quite obviously.
The Teton County Coroner let the press know this morning that strangulation was in fact the cause of death, keeping statements rather brief. The time of death being speculated to 3 to 4 weeks before her body and/or remains were found.
The reasons given for the lengthy report to come to fruition, was that they were waiting for specialists such as anthropologists to give their educated opinion on the matter, and even toxicology reports to come in. Also noted in the report, she was not pregnant at the time of her death.
Laundrie still remains at large, although a manhunt is under way. Many sightings have been made thus far, reports coming from all over the country. Even just 500 miles from where he was living in North Port Florida, the Appalachian Trail, and other locations. Nothing definitive has been gotten to just yet.