Gabby Petito: Body matching missing woman found in Wyoming

Body matching missing woman found in Wyoming
Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito went missing during a road trip with her fiancé. Source: FIND GABBY/FACEBOOK
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Daily US Times: A body matching the description of missing woman Gabby Petito who was on a road trip with her boyfriend, has been found by crews searching a national park in the US state of Wyoming.

Charles Jones, a FBI agent working in the case, told the media: “As every parent can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for her family. The cause of death has not been determined,”

Ms Petito was visiting the Grand Teton National Park with Brian Laundrie, her fiancé, when she disappeared.

Mr Laundrie was declared a “person of interest” in the missing of Ms Petito, but he was not charged with any crime. He declined to speak to police, and later disappeared.

The FBI said that while forensic examinations were yet to “confirm 100%” that the remains of the body were those of Ms Petito, they were consistent with her description.

Petito’s father, Joseph, posted a photo of his daughter on Twitter shortly after the news conference.

Ms Petito and Mr Laundrie started a nomadic cross-country campervan trip in July, and they were documenting their adventures and posted them on social media.

They filmed themselves kissing, smiling and running on beaches in a YouTube video. The video has now been viewed more than 2.3 million times.

But on 1 September, after a month of travelling, Mr Laundrie returned home to Florida without Ms Petito.

Petito’s family reported her missing 10 days later.

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