As the manhunt continues for Brian Launrdie, the ex-fiancé of Gabby Petitio, the coroner’s office has completed the autopsy of Petito’s body. The Wyoming medical examiner, Dr. Brent Blue, who performed the initial autopsy on Gabby Petito, revealed the 22-year-old’s death was caused by strangulation.
“After a detailed investigation by our forensic pathologist, our anthropologist and local law enforcement, with assistance from the FBI, the Teton County Coroner Office is filing the following verdict in the death of Gabrielle Venora Petito. We hereby find the cause and manner of death to be: the cause, death by strangulation, and manner is homicide,” he said during a virtual press conference.
Furthermore, Dr. Blue stated the timeline of her death was about three to four weeks before her body was found.
For weeks the FBI has been searching for Laundrie but has not come close to pinpointing where he is. He has not been named a suspect — only a person of interest and is wanted for debit card fraud.
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