22-year-old influencer Gabby Petito, who went missing in late August during a trip to America with her boyfriend and was found dead in the National Forest of Wyoming, was strangled. This is what has been established by the autopsy, carried out by a Teton County coroner, Brenton Blue, called to analyze the young woman’s body. Blue announced the findings at an afternoon press conference on Tuesday, estimating Petito had died three to four weeks before the body was found on September 19. The doctor declined to say more about the autopsy or the case, saying Wyoming law limits the information it can release to the press.
The discovery confirms the hypothesis of the murder and casts even more shadows on the 23-year-old boyfriend, who had made the report of the disappearance of the girl, made by the parents, unavailable. The boy and travel companion, Brian Laundrie, is currently wanted by the FBI, which considers him a key subject in the resolution of the case.
Petito and Laundrie were sharing their camper voyage on social media. Local police report of a dispute that took place on August 12, which resulted in officers separating the couple for one night. However, no charges or serious injuries were reported.