Petito’s remains were located in a dispersed campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest by the FBI on September 19th.
NORTH PORT, FLORIDA (AP) — Coroner Brent Blue of Teton County, Wyoming, will hold a virtual press conference on Tuesday to discuss the final autopsy findings for deceased Gabby Petito, officials said Monday.
Petito’s bones were discovered by the FBI on Sept. 19 in a dispersed campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. In his preliminary autopsy report, Blue later identified the remains and considered Petito’s death a homicide.
According to a Teton County representative, the press conference will begin at 12:30 p.m. MT and will be limited to members of the press.
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Petito’s time and cause of death will almost certainly be included in the final autopsy report, which could aid detectives in determining who killed her, but that information may not be made public.
Private investigator Jason Jensen of Salt Lake City told Fox News Digital that he expects Blue would also disclose the results of a postmortem toxicology test, which detects narcotics in a person’s system. Jensen attended the spot where Petito’s remains were discovered over the weekend. Jensen, on the other hand, feels Petito was not under the influence of narcotics at the time of her death.
Petito’s remains were discovered eight days after her parents reported her missing. When she went missing, the 22-year-old was travelling cross-country in a Ford transit van with the ‘Brian Laundrie’.
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Laundrie, 23, drove back to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 without Petito in the van, and her parents filed a missing person report on Sept. 11. The whereabouts of Laundrie, a person of interest in the case, had been unknown for weeks. On Sept. 17, his parents reported him missing to North Port, Florida, authorities.
The FBI filed an arrest warrant for Laundrie on September 23, charging him of bank card fraud. Authorities said he used an unidentified person’s Capital One card and personal identification number to charge or withdraw more than $1,000 between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, when Petito was still missing.
Jensen also suggested that asphyxiation may have been the cause of death, citing Petito’s body language in bodycam footage from Moab, Utah, police on Aug. 12 in which she tells how Laundrie held her face during a domestic disagreement.
“It’s not surprising if it’s manual strangulation. If he’s choked her before, I wouldn’t be shocked “Jensen explained.”Any victim who has been choked previously will instinctively lower their chin to their clavicle in order to keep that hand from getting around their throat.”